So I just got done factoring some old transcripts into my lsac gpa, and my numbers went from a 3.97 to a 2.92. This is mostly due to 3 F's I recieved 5 years ago (long story, but I completely flaked out during my first stab at college...went back fall of last year and have had all A's ever since).I'm pretty much numb right now, coming to the realization that attending a T14 seems all but impossible. Is this indeed the case? It's just a sh**y situation...I f-ed up in school a long time ago, but have worked my ass off to turn things around...I'm hoping it's not all in vain.Thanks for any input.
My friend was in an identical situation: Freshman year of D's, F's, and a lot of screwing around followed by nearly straight A's starting eight years later. It didn't work out for him the way I thought it would. He had a 166 LSAT, and didn't get in to any of the T1's he applied to, and was even dinged by a couple T2's.I think you can throw all the upward trending out the window. If you are a white male, then all they will see is the sub 3.0 GPA. If you are below the medians, then accepting you does nothing but hurt the school in the rankings. You have to bring something special (URM, amazing softs) to the table in order to offset the numerical hit you are asking the school to take by admitting you.