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Law School Admissions / OVERALL V. CUMULATIVE GPA
« on: August 14, 2005, 07:20:08 PM »
I have two GPAs listed on my transcripts, one is the Overall which is a 3.68 and a Cumulative which is a 3.82.  I was wondering which GPA the LSDAS will use on the report.  I know they put both on there, but which one will be the one that determines where I get in?  I hope the Cumulative GPA will be used??? Thanks

Law School Admissions / OVERALL V. CUMULATIVE GPA
« on: August 14, 2005, 06:18:39 PM »
Have a quick question about GPA...

On my current transcripts, I have an Overall GPA and a Cumulative GPA.  The Cumulative GPA is the GPA from my degree granting institution.  Does anyone know which one will determine my acceptance into LS?  I've asked the LSAC and have gotten varying questions.  Thanks for your feedback.

Law School Admissions / How do they group them
« on: July 07, 2005, 09:47:20 PM »
Does anyone know how exactly the LSDAS groups an applicant's grades?  For example, if you have some Ws' on your transcripts, do they group them all, or do they show them for each individual semester?

Law School Admissions / WHAT IF WHAT IF WHAT IF WHAT IF
« on: July 07, 2005, 07:48:30 PM »
This question has echoed throughout my mind every day for the past one year.  My advice to all those wondering where they'll have the best chances at getting in is this: apply to every single school that you would like to attend, and just see what happens.  Regardless of your numbers, there is ultimately only one way to find out and that is apply.  I've been going crazy over this question.  No matter where you look or who you ask, there is only one way to know for sure.  I wish we talked more about strategies on this site instead of chances.....but I guess it is always nice to hear of chances that others think you have.

Law School Admissions / General McClellan and the Union Army 1862
« on: July 06, 2005, 06:57:04 PM »
This post is for all those out there who have fallen victim to self doubt, discouragement, and simply being overwhelmed with wanting to get into Harvard, Yale, NYU, Columbia, and any other law school for that matter (like myself).

General McClellan, in command of the Union Army in April of 1862, had an opportune moment to deal final defeat to the Confederates and General Robert E. Lee.  During this time, General McClellan had the perfect chance to invade Richmond (the capital of the Confederacy) and ultimately defeat the Confederates once and for all.  This opportunity presented a real chance to end the Civil War once and for all.  However, General McClellan constantly over estimated the strength of his enemy.  Furthermore, he always doubted himself that he could stand victorious over his opposition.  In the end, General McClellan ordered the retreat of his soldiers out of fear of defeat.  The moral of this story is this:  To all of those experiencing self-doubt, thinking that the odds simply stand too tall, and worry of defeat, just remember the story of General McClellan.  McClellan was deprived of final victory from his self-doubt, overestimation of enemy soldiers, and thinking that he could not overcome the odds that didn't even exist.  Because of his actions, General McClellan had the opportunity for final victory, but could not achieve greatness because he was his own enemy.  Thanks for listening.

Law School Admissions / LSAT Blues
« on: July 05, 2005, 03:51:05 PM »
I was just wanting to know if anyone else out there shares these same feelings: I've been getting ready for the LSAT here and there, but now I'm too damn scared to even take the test.  LS places so much emphasis and importance on the life altering test, what is the best way to overcome the fear of even taking it for the first time?  I just hope it all ends before 10/1!!

Law School Admissions / Anyone Feeling to Harvard Blues
« on: June 28, 2005, 09:05:28 PM »
Hi Everyone,
 I'm driving myself crazy, near to the point of sickness over whether or not I'll get into Harvard or Yale.  This isn't a poast asking for opinions on chances, but advice from others on how to deal with these feelings of really wanting to get into a particular school.  I haven't even began to apply.  With 3.7 and a 173 on the LSAT, there is still no way to determine the true chances. I wish there was a way to lower expectations...but what can you do??

Law School Admissions / WHAT DOES URM STAND FOR??
« on: June 28, 2005, 08:57:22 PM »
Could someone tell me what URM stands for please.

Law School Admissions / Will This Hurt My Application
« on: June 25, 2005, 07:36:18 AM »
I'm graduating in December of this year, and have a 3.71 GPA with a 171 on the LSAT.  I have approximately 11 or 12 "Ws" on my transcripts.  The Ws' are non punitive.  They're from classes that I withdrew from.  About 8 out of those 11 or 12 Ws' are a result of me having to leave school for the semester to travel to Nepal (one time to participate in a government bid to lease a commercial aircraft) and the second to assist in opening the first Dental College in Nepal.  The other Ws' that I have are just from taking too many classes, and they were dropped in the early weeks of the semester.  My question is, despite my reasons for these Ws', does anyone think they will keep me out of law school even with my numbers?  Also, where and how should I explain this on the application?  Thanks for the advice.

Law School Admissions / Can I get some cold real advice from Harvard
« on: June 19, 2005, 05:50:11 PM »
Does anyone know if LS admissions officials take a look at this website, and possibly even reply to messages posted here?

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