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Do I have a chance of getting admitted to GW early?

Do I have a chance of getting admitted to GW early?
« on: August 05, 2010, 08:53:41 AM »
My LSAT's not great (160), but my UGPA is a 4.0 and I'm in several honors societies including Phi Beta Kappa. If I have a strong PS and great LORs could I get in with GW's early decision program? Or should I take the LSAT over in Oct?

Re: Do I have a chance of getting admitted to GW early?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 09:53:56 AM »
I think you have a good shot. If I were you I'd apply. I think at worst you'd be wait-listed, and if that happens you could retake the LSATs and send in the score.

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Re: Do I have a chance of getting admitted to GW early?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 03:24:37 PM »
You have next to no chance unless you are a URM. Sorry, but that's the truth. LSAT is just too low. Everyone has a strong PS and great LOR's. At most, those are tiebreakers if you are right on the bubble.

Keep in mind that it is actually harder to get into GW via early decision because admission comes with a full-ride scholarship. You would something like a 167 to have a shot.

Re: Do I have a chance of getting admitted to GW early?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 04:01:58 PM »
I'm a URM. How much does that help my chances?

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Re: Do I have a chance of getting admitted to GW early?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 09:11:58 PM »
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I'm a URM. How much does that help my chances?

Depends what type of URM. You can check out lawschoolnumbers.com for URM profiles to see how big of a boost for a particular school.