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What are Xtier numbers?

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What are Xtier numbers?
« on: March 25, 2006, 04:06:51 PM »
What is a

T14 LSAT          T14 GPA
T1                T1
T2                T2
T3                T3
T4                T4
 unworkable       unworkable

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Re: What are Xtier numbers?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2006, 05:01:23 PM »
Doesn't work like that.  Look at the 25%/75% numbers on LSAC for the schools you are looking at.  You can calculate your odds of getting in there, also.  But, of course, 50% of the people admitted to a school fall outside the 25/75 group, so there is a possibility of admission anywhere. 

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Re: What are Xtier numbers?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006, 05:47:17 PM »
Probably wouldn't work by tier, but how about:

For any given school alpha with 75th percentile LSAT x and 75th percentile UGPA y:  If student a has LSAT equal to or greater than (x + 3) and student a has UGPA equal to or greater than (y + .3) then a is auto admit at alpha.