2009 Back to School College advice for a Junior?

2009 Back to School College advice for a Junior? Topic: Jr homeworks
July 20, 2019 / By Ferne
Question: It looks like the back to school season is gearing up. A little early, I think, at least for K-12, but maybe not for colleges. I'll be a junior in college this year and i was wondering what advice anyone might have for me. thnx in advance!!
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Cyan Cyan | 9 days ago
Don't wait till the last minute to do your homework. That sucks. It is like every time I wait till the last minute to do it, something really fun comes up and I have to stay at home to do it. Keep up with all your work and try to get ahead if you can. Especially reading the chapters from the textbooks because they can be really boring. You know how in high school you can slack off on doing stuff and you'll still get an A? Not like that in college. Believe me, I speak from experience. Have fun though! I don't mean to scare you, this is just my advice.
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Bettye Originally Answered: Law school admissions help for a college junior?
Hey Nathan, With a 3.3/165, LSAC's UGPA/LSAT probability calculator (available here: https://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/U... ) puts your chances of admission to Minnesota at around 20-30%, and your chances of admission to Wisconsin at around 25-35%. Given your GPA, I would say that's about right. There are, however, a few things that are going in your favor, based on what you've said here: 1. It looks like your worst grades will be your first two years of college, and that you will then go on to (if things continue like they have this past semester where you had a 3.95) completely rock out your classes. Law schools will be more lenient towards poor grades if they happened in the first two years, where classes tend to be easier and students tend to be a little less aware of the consequences of their actions, particularly if they show a marked improvement in the final two years of college (which, it would appear, you are). Make sure to include an addendum when you apply explaining what happened during your first two years and what you did to turn your GPA around. This will call attention to the upward grade trend in your transcript and will not leave law schools wondering what happened. 2. You're not aiming for the T14 which, in my estimation, is out of your reach. At #19, Minnesota is definitely a bit of a stretch right now, but it's not completely outside of the realm of possibility, particularly if you really put your mind and effort into LSAT prep, and your "softs" (letters of recommendation, résumé, and personal statement) are really stellar. 3. You've got time. This last one is particularly important. Your job right now is to do three things: 1. Keep your grades as close to 4.0 as you can get them. Completely obliterate the impression that you're not up to academic snuff by getting your grades up there. 2. Build up some serious rapport with your professors and TAs. They're the ones that will come out and vouch for you hard via letters of rec; a fantastic, glowing LOR can go an incredibly long way to clearing up a blemished academic record. 3. When the time comes, devote at least 3 months to LSAT prep--and perhaps longer. If you can get your score close to or above 170, you will be giving yourself an really solid chance at both of your top schools. Sure, you'll still have your lower overall GPA to contend with, but the LSAT is given a great deal more weight in admissions decisions (and is also an indicator of first-year law school success), so you'll be doing everything you can to look as good as possible given your circumstances. Getting your score up to a 170 (and assuming a 3.3 GPA) will raise your chances at Minnesota to 40-50%, and your chances at Wisconsin to 50-60%. If you can get your GPA to a 3.4 and hit a 170, you can add another 5-10% to those chances at each of the schools. The ticket for you will be that LSAT score, so really work that prep and aim for a 170+ if you can. It will help you tremendously with both of your top schools, as well as any lower T1 and higher T2 schools you may be considering. I hope that helped! Best of luck with everything!
Bettye Originally Answered: Law school admissions help for a college junior?
While Minnesota might be a bit of a reach, with a 3.35 and a 165 you can definitely find admission to a number of T1/higher-ranked T2 schools. A few things: 1) Retaking classes will NOT improve your law school application GPA. When you send your transcripts in, LSAC (the company in charge of the LSAT and law school admissions) doesn't just report that number to schools - it recalculates it based on their own rules to standardize everyone's transcript. One thing they do differently than most undergrad schools is use both grades when recalculating the GPA. So if you retake a class in which you received a C and get a B, LSAC will calculate your GPA using both the C and the B. In short, don't retake the class unless you think you can get an A in it - otherwise, you'd be better off just taking another class in which you can receive an A. 2) While that extra year might help you improve your GPA (and if you can hit a 3.5, that would be great), it's a VERY expensive way of doing so. Really weigh that extra cost into the equation, as law school itself won't be cheap and the debt racks up quickly. 3) While it won't be a huge positive in your favor, the upward trend will carry some weight with some admissions committees. Definitely write a GPA addendum explaining the situation, and point out the higher GPA from recent semesters. This won't mitigate your GPA (they won't think of it as higher), but it will count as a factor in your favor. The best way to think of an upward grade trend is actually unrelated to GPA - rather, think of it as a great soft factor, like being president of a club or having an award-winning thesis. Good luck!

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