MyNumbersSuck (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Phoenix School of Law graph Pending 11/26/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Lewis and Clark College graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Hofstra University graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Case Western Reserve University graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
1 Vermont Law School graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Florida Coastal School of Law graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Drexel University graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Valparaiso University graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Southwestern University School of Law graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
2 Southern Illinois University Carbondale graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Pepperdine University graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
4 Oklahoma City University graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Golden Gate University graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Charlotte School of Law graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Drake University graph Pending 12/07/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
3 University of Denver graph Pending 11/28/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School graph Pending 11/27/07 -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years
Loyola University New Orleans graph Pending -- -- 01/08/08 -- 12 years

Applicant Information

161
1.45
3.4
Excelsior
N/A
N/A

Demographic Information

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Pennsylvania
White
Male
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Extra Curricular Information

semi-non-trad - 27 with a family, finishing my BA through excelsior - was wasting too much time and WAY too much money on NYU. Loved the school, but can't afford another two years, especially since i've been commuting 3-4 hours each way to class twice a week... Other than that, not much extracurricular.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

I hope I'm applying broadly enough - my GPA is a mess, lots of schools and lots of Fs. Suggestions for other schools worth applying to are welcome...
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One of my LORs went out Friday, just in time to get there the day after LSAC closes for Christmas. My other reccommender has disappeared from the planet, and needs to be replaced - argh! JHU says they sent my transcript from summer classes ten years ago on the 12th, as of the last day LSAC was open, it hadn't arrived. This process gets more fun every day... Until that last transcript gets there, I can't even get a decision from Cooley...
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Anyone have any experience with Charlotte or Phoenix, in terms of scholarships/loans? I get the impression that Staffords are out of the question at this time...
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Email from SIU requesting that I redo my disclosure statement... Several driving under suspension, none alcohol related, all tied to one lousy ticket I didn't pay - idicoy of youth type stuff, but apparently I wasn't specific enough for them to be able to tell if they need court documentation or not... Definitely NOT the notification I was hoping for from them. Got a Christmas card from Vermont, as, I'm sure, did every other applicant. I'm impressed that their entire admissions office (four people) actually sat down and spent the time to hand-sign all those cards - it's a small thing, but it does say something.
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Transcript finally shows as processed today but only two reports out, both images and both dated 19 December.one is for DU. Not a chance of that happening, but my sister in law graduated from there. My LSAT is right in line, degree gpa is ok, but cum gpa is garbage. Now the real waiting begins.
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27 December - Received letter from Cooley requesting a copy of my driving record to verify that my license is valid after all those driving under suspension. No problem. That goes out tomorrow. Also received password for checking status at L&C, and a viewbook from FL Coastal...
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28 December - Faxed copy of driving record to Cooley. Twice. Now I have to reconcile my disclosure statement with that record, and tie together failure to respond and suspensions and etc... I knew things were a mess back then, I didn't realize just how much until I got all the paperwork together...
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FINALLY... second letter of recommendation has been received and processed. I marked today as "complete" on all of them, because that was the only thing remaining. Now all I have to do is wait. *tears out hair*
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Email from Phoenix - complete, 2-4 weeks for review. Also, DU now shows me as complete in their status checker. Faxed requested driving record to Cooley 2 weeks ago followed by email to confirm, no reply, no acknowledgement at all.
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Anybody know how accurate the LSAC odds calculator is? It shows me as a shoe in at a couple of my highly ranked schools, even though my GPA is somewhere around half of their median GPA... strikes me as sort of odd...
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Visitor Comments

  • your numbers don't suck...
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 09:53 AM

and you are not "screwed." you have a shot at some really decent schools.

- lchow626
  • No comments yet!
  • Friday, December 07 2007 at 09:53 AM

Someone leave me a comment! :) There's got to be one or two others out there in the same boat...

- mynumberssuck
  • Hey!
  • Sunday, December 09 2007 at 07:10 AM

Your numbers certainly don't suck. Vermont is my number 1 as well...a little nervous about the weather/life there but the law community seems excellent. VLS looks at those 3 essays closely so best of luck!!

- nextime
  • other schools
  • Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 07:37 PM

Hey, with your LSAT score you might be able to get in some 3rd or 4th tier schools even if your gpa is not where you want it. Look at Florida International University, St. Thomas University, Barry University, and John Marshall (I think this one is in Atlanta). Just make sure your PS is killer, and that you get your applications completed early. Good luck!

- roselvin
  • Phoenix Stafford
  • Tuesday, January 01 2008 at 11:26 AM

Phoenix just got provisional accredidation, at an info session they said Staffords should be available next year

- Oni
  • Good luck!
  • Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 05:50 PM

I think your past may even help you if you demonstrate how it was just youthful indiscretion and how you have learned from it! Good luck on it - I wish I had your LSAT #'s.... Maybe I'll see you at FCSL!

- rpayne
  • =-)
  • Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 05:55 PM

Good luck...I'm right with you pulling my hair out, although I'm so stressed it's falling out on its own.

- beanie13
  • Hey, semi same boat
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 01:32 PM

Similarly, I had to write a disclosure, though mine was for something 10 times more serious. In 2003 I got into Widener with a felony, a 2.38 GPA, and a 152 LSAT score. Granted, it was the Harrisburg Campus, but give them a shot. Akron is high on LSAT and doesn't really care about GPA from what I can tell. I've been waitlisted twice there, and had I told them I would come, they would have taken me in 2004. I'd try the provisionally accredited schools that would love someone with a high LSAT score such as yours (Western State, Chapman, Laverne, JMU Atlanta, U. D.C) Good luck to you brother!

- Laxinthe303
  • Hey
  • Sunday, February 17 2008 at 04:04 PM

Just dropping a line to see how things are going. Feel free to drop me a message. Hope all is well.

- nextime
  • i'm pulling for you
  • Thursday, February 28 2008 at 09:15 PM

good luck! i was wondering the same thing about the lsac gpa/lsat calculator. it was saying i had a 80-90% chance of admission to some decent schools.

- same boat
  • jack
  • Monday, March 17 2008 at 07:04 AM

Hi, I noticed two similarities. One, I have a 2.1 cum but 3.1 degree, with a 158. Two, a bunch of petty driving stuff from twenty years ago. Are schools investigating and discovering undisclosed (forgotten) stuff or pressing you for more info on already disclosed "crimes"? Good luck, Jack

- jhmoore
  • Believe it
  • Friday, March 21 2008 at 05:26 PM

Try Chapman University. It is Tier 4 only because they are a new school and their focus is on LSAT to improve their rank. Their stats (GPA LSAT) are more like a tier 2 and they have a great bar pass rate. Also, if your LSAT is high enough they will consider you last minute if a spot opens up. The key will be your personal statement. Good luck!!!

- Good Luck

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