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Law School Applications / Re: Low GPA and LSAT
« on: March 22, 2011, 09:35:41 AM »
According to the LSAT/UGPA search at, you have a 12% to 25% chance of being accepted at South Texas.

Law School Applications / Re: 49 year old physician seeking advice
« on: March 15, 2011, 10:41:07 AM »
Thanks everybody.  My undergrad GPA was 3.4something.  What is powerscore?  I took Kaplan in Knoxville in 1982 and it helped me on my second MCAT.  It is the only review course I am familiar with however. 

PowerScore ( is another prep company, and they are considered of the best programs for logic game prep.

This will be the only S on my transcript

LSAC probably sees more "S" grades than it does "D" or "F" grades, so LSAC needs no explanation.  As PPs have said, it won't affect your UGPA.

Now, how potential law schools will view a single "S" on your transcripts is an entirely different question.  My guess is that if you're concerned about a "B" hurting your UGPA, you're pretty close to a 4.0.  High UGPAs help US News rankings, so I suspect an isolated "S" would be better than something that would lower your UGPA.

I know I'm a bit late on this reply, but how about going to your school's law library and asking a reference librarian?  Your school probably subscribes to some law-related databases that would be extremely helpful with your paper, and the librarian would be able to help you.

Recommendations / Re: Need some advice. Should I disclose or not.
« on: March 14, 2011, 11:04:58 AM »
My thought is that if you got the 2.0 before your ADHD diagnosis and you're getting treatment, disclosing it would explain why you believe you'd do well in law school despite having a low UGPA.

I'm almost certain an S or CR for credit or pass whatever each school uses will neither hurt or help your UGPA. You can look on LSAC and they have detailed info about this type of question. Since an S is strange when you apply you might include a 2 sentence addendum explaining an S means you took the class pass/fail.

You're right about the UGPA -- a "S" grade is included as an "unconverted" grade and not figured into one's UGPA.  However, I wouldn't recommend an addendum.  The information on LSAC's grade conversion sheet indicates they're familiar with the "satisfactory/unsatisfactory" grading system.

-and yes leaving blanks is the same as lieing. (silent fraud)

Not necessarily.  You need to read the application.  If it's a "response optional" question, a blank is simply a non-response.

LSAT horror stories / Re: 140 by just putting C all the way down.
« on: February 03, 2011, 10:06:18 AM »
Here's information from a larger data set:

Studying for the LSAT / Score Release Details (a question)
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:49:06 AM »
If you have already received an LSAT score, I have a question for you:  On the release date, when are the scores released?  Are they available at 12:01 AM on the release date, or are they released after an e-mail is sent later in the day of the release date, or are they in the system at the close of business on the Friday before the release date, or...?

I just took a look at Hofstra's application and I think I see your problem.  You corrected the "Application Type" when they were asking for the "Applicant type."  In the upper right corner, they ask for information about the applicant (JD, JD/MBA, JD/MA, Transfer, Visitor).  Did you choose one of those options?

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