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2.76/166
« on: October 17, 2009, 03:34:57 AM »
- 2.76, computer engineering in good Canadian university, upward trend (final year 3.90)
- 166 on Sept09 LSAT
- Employment: 16-month co-op program plus two 2-month summer internships => 20 months total

What are some reach and realistic schools in tier 1 that I have a shot at, given that:
1) It's still early in the cycle
2) The degree is from engineering

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Re: 2.76/166
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 08:12:12 PM »
- 2.76, computer engineering in good Canadian university, upward trend (final year 3.90)
- 166 on Sept09 LSAT
- Employment: 16-month co-op program plus two 2-month summer internships => 20 months total

What are some reach and realistic schools in tier 1 that I have a shot at, given that:
1) It's still early in the cycle
2) The degree is from engineering


Just apply to 15 schools ranging from 70 - 40.   2.76 is low.

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Re: 2.76/166
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 02:45:31 PM »
I realize 2.76 is horribly low. I had aimed for 170; my PTs were 165-176.

If I do get a 170 in Dec 2009 (which I've already signed up for), I should expect much better chances at 20-35 right? Especially schools like WUSTL, GW, Fordham, W&L.

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Re: 2.76/166
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 03:59:12 PM »
I realize 2.76 is horribly low. I had aimed for 170; my PTs were 165-176.

If I do get a 170 in Dec 2009 (which I've already signed up for), I should expect much better chances at 20-35 right? Especially schools like WUSTL, GW, Fordham, W&L.

There are many people with 2.7/167 at Tier three and tier two law schools. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009, 09:56:05 PM »
Thanks. I know i'm greedy (and have a bad gpa), that's why I'm retaking. I need 170+

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2009, 10:20:26 PM »
Thanks. I know i'm greedy (and have a bad gpa), that's why I'm retaking. I need 170+

With that being said, you should apply to some lower Tier 1 schools.  Chances are, you might get into some of those. 

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2009, 10:42:28 PM »
Hey contract2008, thanks for helping me out in this thread, I actually have a question the relates to your suggestion.

Normally a school won't let you apply twice for the same "season" because if they reject you in EA/early in the cycle, where your chances are greatest, then there's no point to consider you again later.

However, if I apply now with a 2.76/166 and get rejected, take the Dec. and (hypothetically) get a 170, would I be allowed to reapply with upgraded stats for the same period?

I think this is a complicated question...I posted it before and no one answered. It'd be great if you could give some insight. I'm definitely going to give the schools a call about this approach though. It might even differ for each school.

e.g. I would consider Fordham PT, but if I apply and get rejected now, what if I get better stats later and they won't let me apply again (to either PT/FT)? I think Fordham PT is a reach, but that's beside the more important question posited above.

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2009, 10:46:35 PM »
Hey contract2008, thanks for helping me out in this thread, I actually have a question the relates to your suggestion.

Normally a school won't let you apply twice for the same "season" because if they reject you in EA/early in the cycle, where your chances are greatest, then there's no point to consider you again later.

However, if I apply now with a 2.76/166 and get rejected, take the Dec. and (hypothetically) get a 170, would I be allowed to reapply with upgraded stats for the same period?
I think this is a complicated question...I posted it before and no one answered. It'd be great if you could give some insight. I'm definitely going to give the schools a call about this approach though. It might even differ for each school.

e.g. I would consider Fordham PT, but if I apply and get rejected now, what if I get better stats later and they won't let me apply again (to either PT/FT)? I think Fordham PT is a reach, but that's beside the more important question posited above.

Yes, definately call the school and find out.  Each one might have their own policy.

I would not suggest re-applying.  Just simply mail the admisson office a letter (then follow up with a phone call) along with your new LSAT score and ask for reconsideration.  That way, it will get their attention, saves you time and energy with the new application, and it only make sense since you have a new number.