« on: December 30, 2006, 11:33:30 PM »
I graduated from Syracuse University a semester early with a double major in journalism and policy studies and enough ecomonics coursework to have declared aminor (though I didn't). I finished with a 3.37 GPA despite taking 18 credits in several sememsters and not taking a class below the 300 level past my freshman year. Granted, I overextended myself in my final semster and, combined with some difficult family and personal issues and a bout with depression, led to my only grade below a B-. But I'd say this is a pretty damn good accomplishment. Put together with a varied and adventurous 10-year journey through the increasingly mess-up field of journalism makes me me feel good about my chances as a cndidate.
However, I nevertheless have a 3.37 GPA and a 155 LSAT. Question: How much will my transcript and 1st career matter in an admissions decision? Does it give me a shot to aim truly high, say like a BC or a GW or a USC? So far, I've applied to SUNY Buffalo, Temple, Pace, Albany and St. John's.
Any input or advice would be appreciated.