Chance Me Pls!

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Chance Me Pls!

Postby HarveySpecs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:11 pm

Hey guys, I am an AA male, and thankfully, I've taken the LSAT and I received a 159. I have a 3.27 GPA as determined by LSAC. I was hoping that I could get you guys' thoughts on what I should expect. I have received a lot of fee waivers from pretty good schools, but I realize that a fee waiver does not translate to an acceptance. I was also wondering if it would be worth it to register for the June administration of the LSAT and try to make a serious jump by paying for private tutoring with PowerScore. I also wanted you guys' thoughts on whether I should add an addenda if I did take it to explain the score increase.

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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby sparkytrainer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:13 pm

You should def retake. 10-15 more questions right and you are looking at t13 with $$$$

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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby bosshawg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:28 pm

sparkytrainer wrote:You should def retake. 10-15 more questions right and you are looking at t13 with $$$$


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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby HarveySpecs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:29 pm

Thanks. I hate having to take it again though. I hope the private tutoring does the trick.

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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby sparkytrainer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:36 pm

bosshawg wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:You should def retake. 10-15 more questions right and you are looking at t13 with $$$$


Unfortunately with a 3.27 a t13 with $$$$ is probably not in the cards, but you should definitely retake and write an addendum if the results are drastically different.


Not necessarily. OP is an AA, and if OP gets a 170+, then even with the 3.2, I can see a school like Cornell or NW or Michigan throwing some money OP's way. Maybe not a full ride, but will get something. Of course this requires something around a 170. And I might have added too many dollar signs. More specifically, OP could get $-$$.

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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby HarveySpecs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:38 pm

Where would I get acceptances now with my scores and how much money could I expect?

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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby sparkytrainer » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:44 pm

HarveySpecs wrote:Where would I get acceptances now with my scores and how much money could I expect?


Nowhere even worth applying to be truthful. You should just focus on retaking and applying next cycle. It is already late in this cycle to apply and expect much.

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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby bosshawg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:02 pm

HarveySpecs wrote:Where would I get acceptances now with my scores and how much money could I expect?


Play around with this site http://mylsn.info/r/pre-law/admissions/search/

Your question is too broad without knowing your goals, desired region etc. Depending on your goals I do agree with sparkytrainer that you should really focus on upping that lsat and shoot for a t13 or school just outside.
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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby principalagent » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:14 pm

bosshawg wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
bosshawg wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:You should def retake. 10-15 more questions right and you are looking at t13 with $$$$


Unfortunately with a 3.27 a t13 with $$$$ is probably not in the cards, but you should definitely retake and write an addendum if the results are drastically different.


Not necessarily. OP is an AA, and if OP gets a 170+, then even with the 3.2, I can see a school like Cornell or NW or Michigan throwing some money OP's way. Maybe not a full ride, but will get something. Of course this requires something around a 170. And I might have added too many dollar signs. More specifically, OP could get $-$$.


Agreed.


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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby trafalgar » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:03 pm

I have the same GPA and my first take was also a 159.. You should definitely retake. If youre not in a rush to apply this cycle I think its a no brainer. Based off MyLSN you might get a T20 acceptance or two this cycle, and good money for some strong regional schools, but if your aiming for T13, even 2-3 points higher can make a huge difference.

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Re: Chance Me Pls!

Postby bosshawg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:47 pm

sparkytrainer wrote:
bosshawg wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:You should def retake. 10-15 more questions right and you are looking at t13 with $$$$


Unfortunately with a 3.27 a t13 with $$$$ is probably not in the cards, but you should definitely retake and write an addendum if the results are drastically different.


Not necessarily. OP is an AA, and if OP gets a 170+, then even with the 3.2, I can see a school like Cornell or NW or Michigan throwing some money OP's way. Maybe not a full ride, but will get something. Of course this requires something around a 170. And I might have added too many dollar signs. More specifically, OP could get $-$$.


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