« on: February 22, 2008, 09:27:25 PM »
Ok, so you might have a chance at Drexel with your numbers and potential personal statement. HOWEVER, lets be practical. It is almost March, deadlines are right around the corner or already passed, admissions offices are tired of reading personal statements and lots of scholarship money will be gone by the time your file is complete. Oh, and the letters of recommendation, which you need to get the recommender to prepare, mail to LSAC so they copy and send to your school. So, as it is, you are better off sitting out and sending your applications during the first month of the next cycle. While you prepare for the next cycle, you might as well study hard and make the LSAT your female dog by the time you retake in the summer or fall. A couple of extra points in the LSAT together with a well prepared application could land you money in Temple, which is regarded better than Drexel for what I gather. Just so you know, I got a 156 in the LSAT, a lower GPA than yours, but took time to prepare my application and statements and by January I got full tuition at Temple. About the debt as an undergrad, loans don't come knocking for about 6 months, so you can put some money together, make a payment arrangement for the other 6 months, then go back in forbearance, deferment or whatever it is called. In sum, retake the LSAT, take time to prepare your applications and apply this fall.
That's pretty cool. I was under the impression Temple wanted mid-160s and 3.5+ GPAs to offer that kind of money. Drexel's deadline is May 1st, which is one of the latest I've seen. So like I said, I'm not so sure I'd be SOL for Drexel considering their application process continues through March and April. My letters of recommendation are in, and my personal statement will be finished this weekend. I plan on having my applications out before March 1st. As for working after college, I've been planning on doing law school for the better part of thirteen years, and I've never really had a back-up plan. I have absolutely no idea what I would do, what I'd enjoy doing, or what I'm even qualified to do, but I bet I wouldn't enjoy it since I know it's not what I want to do with my life.
I still don't see why I can't bust my ass and try to transfer to a school like Temple. That's not unheard of.