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Took my first practice... now where to go

superiorlobe

Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2004, 05:57:53 PM »
Thanks.  Just trying to get your goat :D

DOWNY

Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2004, 06:03:10 PM »
Thanks.  Just trying to get your goat :D

No problem. I needed a break from torts anyway.

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Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2004, 06:04:29 PM »
I'm in a similar boat, but with a lower ugpa.  Same major as you w/grad work.

I'm applying to GW, GMU and G-town.  With #s like yours, I'd adise against using Chiashu too much (look for a thread on "chiashu accuracy" for my explanation), but to use the grids in the LSAC guide...you are at least above the 3.0 which seems to be magical...many schools don't seem to be able to stomach a 2.9 no matter how high the LSAT or how crazy the life experience, which is understandable.

GMU will be more likely than GW, which is a definite possibility, but G-town is gonna be a pretty big stretch.

The others on your list would be highly unlikely...if you can afford it, apply to all anyway, but I've scaled back on my "reach" ambitions a bit as the bill started getting bigger and bigger.

Good luck.

Not to be insulting, but how did you get into grad school with under a 3.0?

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Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2004, 06:25:29 PM »
go west young man.

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dr_draino

Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2004, 06:34:41 PM »
A bit of a long story, but it took some effort.  Had 760-800 on all sections of the GRE and some good recs.  Got rejected everywhere I applied first time around.  Stayed at undergrad school as a masters studentfor a a semester and got a 4.0 and another killer rec.  Got to know the faculty at NC State personally...it was in a rebuilding phase, having just hired a swarm of hot-young research faculty but not having much in teh way of quality grad students, so they were willing to take a chance.  It worked out well, as I wound up learning so much more in terms of how to create something from the ground up and make your own opportunites...but yeah, I wish I could take my first two years of college back on a daily basis now.

I'm in a similar boat, but with a lower ugpa.  Same major as you w/grad work.

I'm applying to GW, GMU and G-town.  With #s like yours, I'd adise against using Chiashu too much (look for a thread on "chiashu accuracy" for my explanation), but to use the grids in the LSAC guide...you are at least above the 3.0 which seems to be magical...many schools don't seem to be able to stomach a 2.9 no matter how high the LSAT or how crazy the life experience, which is understandable.

GMU will be more likely than GW, which is a definite possibility, but G-town is gonna be a pretty big stretch.

The others on your list would be highly unlikely...if you can afford it, apply to all anyway, but I've scaled back on my "reach" ambitions a bit as the bill started getting bigger and bigger.

Good luck.

Not to be insulting, but how did you get into grad school with under a 3.0?

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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2004, 06:37:14 PM »
A bit of a long story, but it took some effort.  Had 760-800 on all sections of the GRE and some good recs.  Got rejected everywhere I applied first time around.  Stayed at undergrad school as a masters studentfor a a semester and got a 4.0 and another killer rec.  Got to know the faculty at NC State personally...it was in a rebuilding phase, having just hired a swarm of hot-young research faculty but not having much in teh way of quality grad students, so they were willing to take a chance.  It worked out well, as I wound up learning so much more in terms of how to create something from the ground up and make your own opportunites...but yeah, I wish I could take my first two years of college back on a daily basis now.

I'm in a similar boat, but with a lower ugpa.  Same major as you w/grad work.

I'm applying to GW, GMU and G-town.  With #s like yours, I'd adise against using Chiashu too much (look for a thread on "chiashu accuracy" for my explanation), but to use the grids in the LSAC guide...you are at least above the 3.0 which seems to be magical...many schools don't seem to be able to stomach a 2.9 no matter how high the LSAT or how crazy the life experience, which is understandable.

GMU will be more likely than GW, which is a definite possibility, but G-town is gonna be a pretty big stretch.

The others on your list would be highly unlikely...if you can afford it, apply to all anyway, but I've scaled back on my "reach" ambitions a bit as the bill started getting bigger and bigger.

Good luck.

Not to be insulting, but how did you get into grad school with under a 3.0?

You are in science and got at least a 760 on the verbal section?  You are my new pseudo-god.

dr_draino

Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2004, 06:45:46 PM »
Yes, there are reasons why I teach at a liberal arts college.  My students hate how much vocabulary I force them to learn during a std. chemistry lecture.

I do not accept the pseudo-god status...I received a 2.9 undergrad gpa, remember?

A bit of a long story, but it took some effort.  Had 760-800 on all sections of the GRE and some good recs.  Got rejected everywhere I applied first time around.  Stayed at undergrad school as a masters studentfor a a semester and got a 4.0 and another killer rec.  Got to know the faculty at NC State personally...it was in a rebuilding phase, having just hired a swarm of hot-young research faculty but not having much in teh way of quality grad students, so they were willing to take a chance.  It worked out well, as I wound up learning so much more in terms of how to create something from the ground up and make your own opportunites...but yeah, I wish I could take my first two years of college back on a daily basis now.

I'm in a similar boat, but with a lower ugpa.  Same major as you w/grad work.

I'm applying to GW, GMU and G-town.  With #s like yours, I'd adise against using Chiashu too much (look for a thread on "chiashu accuracy" for my explanation), but to use the grids in the LSAC guide...you are at least above the 3.0 which seems to be magical...many schools don't seem to be able to stomach a 2.9 no matter how high the LSAT or how crazy the life experience, which is understandable.

GMU will be more likely than GW, which is a definite possibility, but G-town is gonna be a pretty big stretch.

The others on your list would be highly unlikely...if you can afford it, apply to all anyway, but I've scaled back on my "reach" ambitions a bit as the bill started getting bigger and bigger.

Good luck.

Not to be insulting, but how did you get into grad school with under a 3.0?

You are in science and got at least a 760 on the verbal section?  You are my new pseudo-god.

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Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2004, 06:46:36 PM »
Yes, there are reasons why I teach at a liberal arts college.  My students hate how much vocabulary I force them to learn during a std. chemistry lecture.

I do not accept the pseudo-god status...I received a 2.9 undergrad gpa, remember?

A bit of a long story, but it took some effort.  Had 760-800 on all sections of the GRE and some good recs.  Got rejected everywhere I applied first time around.  Stayed at undergrad school as a masters studentfor a a semester and got a 4.0 and another killer rec.  Got to know the faculty at NC State personally...it was in a rebuilding phase, having just hired a swarm of hot-young research faculty but not having much in teh way of quality grad students, so they were willing to take a chance.  It worked out well, as I wound up learning so much more in terms of how to create something from the ground up and make your own opportunites...but yeah, I wish I could take my first two years of college back on a daily basis now.

I'm in a similar boat, but with a lower ugpa.  Same major as you w/grad work.

I'm applying to GW, GMU and G-town.  With #s like yours, I'd adise against using Chiashu too much (look for a thread on "chiashu accuracy" for my explanation), but to use the grids in the LSAC guide...you are at least above the 3.0 which seems to be magical...many schools don't seem to be able to stomach a 2.9 no matter how high the LSAT or how crazy the life experience, which is understandable.

GMU will be more likely than GW, which is a definite possibility, but G-town is gonna be a pretty big stretch.

The others on your list would be highly unlikely...if you can afford it, apply to all anyway, but I've scaled back on my "reach" ambitions a bit as the bill started getting bigger and bigger.

Good luck.

Not to be insulting, but how did you get into grad school with under a 3.0?

You are in science and got at least a 760 on the verbal section?  You are my new pseudo-god.

I think I got a 600 on the verbal and beat out most of my friends.

dr_draino

Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2004, 06:49:49 PM »
Yes, but you are now at U.Mich getting a masters (?) in biomed. eng.  I took my 760 to a 2nd tier grad program where I had to prove myself at every turn.

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Re: Took my first practice... now where to go
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2004, 07:01:49 PM »
Yes, but you are now at U.Mich getting a masters (?) in biomed. eng.  I took my 760 to a 2nd tier grad program where I had to prove myself at every turn.

We should stop hijacking his post... I'll PM you.