The best way to know if you have a shot is to figure out your admission indes number (you can get the formulas from LSAC.com) and then estimate what the school's score that you are interested in would be. All you do is multiply your GPA x A and LSAT x B, take the sum of that and add or subtract C based on its negative or positive value. For example Boston University has a very simple formula. You would multiply 164 x 1, 3.26 x 10, and add O, giving a 196.6, or 197. This would be in contrast to the average at Boston for 2003 entering candidates (might be a little higher based on how much gone up in one year) which is 164/3.52=199. Making your chances less than 50%. Many schools in the botton 30 admit a large percentage of the class just based on numbers, so its a pretty accurate way to determine your chances. Hope that helps.