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are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???

are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« on: March 18, 2009, 02:11:11 PM »
2.7 / 171
Non-URM minority
Physical Science Major
2 years out of school working, traveling, community service

Notre Dame
WUSTL
UC Hastings
George Washington
Georgetown

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Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 02:17:35 PM »
GULC Full-time might be out of reach, but I would be surprised at any other rejection.

Make sure your application package is perfect, it will be scrutinized more than most.

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Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 10:32:43 AM »
I would apply to large number of schools with those numbers. Splitter admissions can be quite the crapshoot.

Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 09:27:17 PM »
Consider doing two or three extra semesters/quarters and try to get that GPA up just a little. Even at 2.9/3.0, you might get into Duke or Cornell. I know someone who had 2.9/171 and got into Duke last year. And I wouldn't put any school below T14 off the list. But even they might give you a look. Do an extra year and get up over 3.0 and every school, except for maybe HYS, will at least consider you. And you're a science major, which means schools will accept a lower GPA b/c of the strength of the program.

I expect some dissent on this, but I am right. It's far from a guarantee, but you'll get a shot at a T14 school if you just come up to 3.0. Then the key for you is to cast a very wide net once the GPA is up...say...25 schools ranging from T14 to top-50, if you can manage it.

I am willing to bet you get into several top schools, and maybe get waitlisted by (or get into) a T14. With an LSAT score like that, I would wait and bring my grades up. Why waste it when u can write your own ticket, or at least pave an easier road to what you want?

Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 09:41:17 PM »
Consider doing two or three extra semesters/quarters and try to get that GPA up just a little. Even at 2.9/3.0, you might get into Duke or Cornell. I know someone who had 2.9/171 and got into Duke last year. And I wouldn't put any school below T14 off the list. But even they might give you a look. Do an extra year and get up over 3.0 and every school, except for maybe HYS, will at least consider you. And you're a science major, which means schools will accept a lower GPA b/c of the strength of the program.

I expect some dissent on this, but I am right. It's far from a guarantee, but you'll get a shot at a T14 school if you just come up to 3.0. Then the key for you is to cast a very wide net once the GPA is up...say...25 schools ranging from T14 to top-50, if you can manage it.

I am willing to bet you get into several top schools, and maybe get waitlisted by (or get into) a T14. With an LSAT score like that, I would wait and bring my grades up. Why waste it when u can write your own ticket, or at least pave an easier road to what you want?

OP explicitly said s/he's been out of school for 2 years!

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Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 09:42:26 PM »
^^^^

If he/she graduated 2 years ago, how can their GPA be raised?

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Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 09:43:13 PM »
it can't

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Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 09:43:44 PM »
Oh, sorry. We must have been posting at the same time!

I was asking Lawdog the same question.

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Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 09:44:27 PM »

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Re: are these schools doable with a 2.7 / 171???
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 09:58:14 PM »
Consider doing two or three extra semesters/quarters and try to get that GPA up just a little. Even at 2.9/3.0, you might get into Duke or Cornell. I know someone who had 2.9/171 and got into Duke last year. And I wouldn't put any school below T14 off the list. But even they might give you a look. Do an extra year and get up over 3.0 and every school, except for maybe HYS, will at least consider you. And you're a science major, which means schools will accept a lower GPA b/c of the strength of the program.

I expect some dissent on this, but I am right. It's far from a guarantee, but you'll get a shot at a T14 school if you just come up to 3.0. Then the key for you is to cast a very wide net once the GPA is up...say...25 schools ranging from T14 to top-50, if you can manage it.

I am willing to bet you get into several top schools, and maybe get waitlisted by (or get into) a T14. With an LSAT score like that, I would wait and bring my grades up. Why waste it when u can write your own ticket, or at least pave an easier road to what you want?

Well I guess that ends that discussion.

OP: I think you have a decent shot at all the schools on your list with the exception of Georgetown.  My advice: send lots of applications.  Splitter cycles are hard to predict.

Good luck.  :)