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rukiddin

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Am I being unrealistic?
« on: October 17, 2006, 06:53:40 PM »
I'd love to make it to a top tier school, but I just can't seem to break a 160 on any of my practice tests. I've got a UG GPA of 3.6 from a small unknown private college. Worked 1 year in the state legislature and 2 as a legal assistant. Great LORs and PS but no ECs.

So far applying to:

UT-Austin (my dream....)
Washington-Seattle
American
UC-Hastings
USD
Houston
Miami
Denver
Colorado-Boulder

Do you think I have a decent chance at any of these schools or do I need more safety schools?

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Re: Am I being unrealistic?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006, 07:03:17 PM »
if you can't break 160, then you're probably not going to get into UT, but you might as well try if you're in state. The other schools look good though.

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Re: Am I being unrealistic?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006, 01:29:19 AM »
Did you take the LSAT in Sept, or waiting till Dec? I think you're being a -little- unrealistic, but not ridiculously. Just be sure you have a safety school or two and hope for some really great LORs and PS. Good luck!

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Re: Am I being unrealistic?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006, 10:26:57 AM »
Thanks for the honest advice!

I'm holding out for the Dec. test and currently have a tutor to help with the LG section. I know there's still time to get my score up, so with a lot of work and a little luck.. What do you think I'd need to get for a good shot at UT??

I'm thinking Texas Tech for a safety.