Ok, so I am about to crack. I've sent off 24 applications, most of which I have zero chance. This is mainly due to my so-so LSAT (156) and my bad GPA (2.58). I was diagnosed with dyslexia during my freshman year and turned my grades around but I just couldn't do that much. I went on after undergrad and did my MS and got a 3.83. I've been working for the last five years in management for the world's top hotel company. I submitted an addendum regarding my GPA and the prof who diagnosed and helped me also sent a letter regarding my situation.
So that brings me to the point where I need y'all's help. I feel that out of all my apps the one I have the best chance that would lead to the best results would be Drexel. I know that many on this board have no need for a brand new program with no alumi network but in my search it may just be the thing.
I know that I went complete on 1-14 and that they open apps on Wed so I should be hearing soon. I am just hoping for nothing or do I have a shot.
First of all, congratulations on turning your grades around and doing so well in getting your MS. My recommendation for you would be to consider retaking the LSAT now that you have learned to work with your dyslexia. Lots of people with a UGPA like yours will get into a top 100 school this year and most of them won't have your outstanding track record in school at the graduate level. If you could bring that LSAT up to 160 or more I doubt you would have to worry about settling for a school you are worried about attending.
That being said, I don't think there is anything particularly wrong with Drexel. It seems like they are well on their way to approval and I couldn't see them not at least getting provisional accreditation which would get their entering class an accredited degree. Beyond that, if you want to practice locally then even if for some reason they couldn't even get provisionally accredited after 3 years then you should still be okay. The real question is are you really interested in attending Drexel or are you just settling out of fear of rejection. If its the latter definately don't go, retake the LSAT, and apply next year starting in early decision season. If its the former than more power to you and I'm sure you'll get accepted and have a great time as a member of Drexel's founding class.