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Prospects for Transferring

Prospects for Transferring
« on: March 31, 2007, 04:24:34 PM »
Hello all,

I did not do very well on the LSAT, I got a 158.  I went to a T2 school.  So far I am ranked # 1/300+ in my class and have a 4.2+ GPA.  My question is, what are my prospects for transferring?  I would like to go to a top 5 school but I don't know how realistic this is.  How much will my LSAT hurt?

Thanks for your input.

Re: Prospects for Transferring
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 05:46:52 PM »
your LSAT will only matter at a few schools that consider it.  Search this board for which school's they are: I know UNC and I think Harvard.

The VAST majority of schools will not even care about your LSAT and will look solely to your 1L grades and reasons for transferring.

I think you have a great shot at a top 25 school and it is possible you move to a Top 5 school.  With your grades, you could really go anywhere.  Your admission chances will be affected by external factors such as the school's propensity to accept transfers and the number of stronger candidates that apply.

I know its not top 5, but I would definitely apply to Georgetown.  They accept huge transfer classes and I think you have a great shot.

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Re: Prospects for Transferring
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 12:08:01 PM »
Columbia(4) & NYU(5) both accept large transfer classes, as do Boalt(8) & UCLA(15)

With your 1L grades you have a very good chance at being accepted to any of them.

good luck.

Lech

Re: Prospects for Transferring
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2007, 11:44:43 PM »
How the crap do you get a 4.2?  ???

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Re: Prospects for Transferring
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007, 12:31:04 AM »
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Re: Prospects for Transferring
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007, 08:16:00 AM »
How the crap do you get a 4.2?  ???

An A+ is worth more than a 4.0 at some/most schools. This fella has some CALI awards in his /her pocket.


And I second the above advice. NYU/Columbia are totally fair game.