Hi everyone - I'm new here and it looks like you guys are a wealth of knowledge! I'm comforted to know there's many more non-traditional students out there. My situation is this: my current undergraduate GPA is a 3.67, graduating in December this year. When my GPA from my first, alcohol-dazed try at college is averaged, it drops to around a 2.20. It will go up a little when my current semester grades are added, but right now, my GPA isn't so awesome. My first try at college was 8 years ago, and I'm trying to figure out how to convey the change and gain in maturity in my personal statement. I really didn't have a great reason for blowing off classes back then, so it's not like I can write something inspiring that I overcame.
Also, my practice LSATs have been in the 158-162 range. I'm hoping to score a 164 or higher this October. Will my GPA totally hold me back from getting into a school that a normal 3.67/164 student would get into?