« on: October 23, 2006, 02:50:27 PM »
OK GUYS! I actually spoke with the assistant dean of admissions at Cleveland Marshall law. I had applied last year and been denied, so they let you basically ask why (bad previous score, dont ask!). Anyways, she told me that the first thing they look at is you index. You can find a list of the index formulas on the LSAT account, I think under reports and Letters? Can't remember exactly, but anyways...they usually look at that first, then go from there. They will use the highest or the average- whichever they accept to calculate the index. Then they start the objective things like essays and LOR, etc. They see everything of course, but basically she said they first take into account the average. For instance, they wanted about a 3.0 and I was a 2.8 roughly, so no go. Now I'm not saying all schools do this- but this may give you some insight. She told me what score I needed, and even what score would put me into scholarship range. They take everything, even prior scores, into consideration, but basically the sad fact is that most, not all, but most decisions are highly number games. Hope this helps!