3.4/176 with chronic illness, chance me?

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3.4/176 with chronic illness, chance me?

Postby gonnagetin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:40 pm

Hey guys,

I'm currently a third year at UChicago, and planning to apply to law school in the next cycle. I've got a 3.4 GPA here and a 176 LSAT. My GPA has a large upward trend but it is weighed down by my bad first year. I was diagnosed with a chronic illness right before college that I struggled with managing. Uchicago was awful in helping accommodate me even when I had to fly to the other side of the country for treatment. What are my chances for a T14?

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Re: 3.4/176 with chronic illness, chance me?

Postby The Lsat Airbender » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:47 pm

You're stone dead at HYS and maybe Berkeley since they're very GPA-sensitive (UChicago is too but anecdotally they go easier on graduates of the College with otherwise-solid applications). You have good-to-great chances at the other ten, probably with at least a few decent scholarship chances.

Focus 100% on your grades for now; it sounds like you're 2/3rds done with college so your mathematical ceiling is probably around 3.6 or so. If you can get even to 3.5 then you'll be much better off.


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Re: 3.4/176 with chronic illness, chance me?

Postby AdieuCali » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:53 pm

HLS is possible, though still unlikely, with upper 3.5s or a 3.6. https://mylsn.info/9ylshj/.
TCR would be to take T10 w/$$$ over H (sticker) though.


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Re: 3.4/176 with chronic illness, chance me?

Postby JHP » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:27 am

Definitely hang in there--I know someone who got something like a 173 or something on the LSAT and I'm pretty sure their GPA was like a 3.2 or maybe 3.3 from a lower-tier ivy and they got at least waitlisted at Harvard and got in to other T-14s (I think UVA, Duke, UMich, Columbia, Cornell, from my memory?).

Just focus on grades, write a great application, etc.

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