Upward trend? 2.8 gpa

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Carly Jo

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Upward trend? 2.8 gpa

Postby Carly Jo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:45 pm

Long story short, I sucked at life when I was younger. I have an overall lsac 2.8 gpa. I have about 200 semester hours from 2003-2010 that is killing me, I was young, immature and trying to work. I took 5 years off from school, worked, traveled, etc. I went back to school in 2015 at a different state university and completed basically 120 more semester hours, getting a B.A. and a B.S. and a minor. My last 120 hours, 106 hours were A's or A+, and the last 14 were B's. Most semesters I took 21+ hours all upper division. I finished with a 4.0 in each major and made the dean's list each semester from 2015-on and graduated with honors, since they only calculate gpa earned at that school for honors. I'm not trying to go to a T14, I took Dec LSAT, so I do not have a score yet, but I was scoring 174 on proctored practice exams. Worse case if I bombed it, I got a 160. How much do schools take into consideration a strong upward trend? I want to go to my local state school- I have a house where I live and I'm established in the community, but it is in the 25-35 school rank range. Average softs, lots of volunteering, non-law related work experience. I'm in my 30s. Money is not an issue, so not super concerned about scholarships.

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Re: Upward trend? 2.8 gpa

Postby icechicken » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:42 pm

Hard to say what your chances are without knowing 1) what state school you're talking about and 2) what your LSAT score ends up being, but a 2.8 probably isn't fatal for the schools you're looking at, especially given that you'll appear to be a much stronger student on paper than somebody who got straight B-s through college.

Once you have an LSAT score you can put your numbers into MyLSN to get a better idea, but even assuming conservatively that your LSAT score ends up in the mid-160s it looks like you have a decent shot at the UGeorgias and UWashingtons of the world.



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