So here's the deal on me. I'm a non traditional student. In my 30's. Over 10 years of professional experience and like you I want to go to law school. I bombed out of my first year of undergrad/totally flunked. I'm able to link that to a disability which was not diagnosed until years later. Returned to college at 24 and finished up. I will write about on an addendum and diversity statement. Went on to finish college with a 3.63. Will have an MBA by the time I start my JD (3.9 GPA so far). Currently, 3/4 through the MBA finishing up spring semester.
I do not think that I will get a high score on the LSAT. I have historically had trouble with standardized tests. But I'm going to try my best. My problem seems to be the logic games. I take it Nov 17. Wish me luck.
I'm applying to over 50 schools. Crazy I know, but I feel like my chances may not be as great as others so... increasing my odds by applying to a ton. The reason being is I really need to get accepted somewhere with $$$$ offerred.
I am only applying to PT programs as I will have to work while going to school.
I will be applying right after scores for NOV lsat release.
I will be updating this as the months go along...
Update: I took a Kaplan simulated LSAT test under the same time constraints as the LSAT and I got a 144 ugggghhh. I'm still sitting for the Lsat on Nov 17th. A few schools contacted me I guess b/c I agreed to share my info via LSAC and encourged me to apply early. So I have a few apps in waiting for the LSAT score to be released for review. Scary!
Schools I applied to before receving the lsat score are:
Lincoln Memorial University
Northern Kentucky University
Nova Southeastern University
University of Dayton
I took the LSAT 11/17... ugggghhh I do not expect a good result. It was the worse testing conditions ever. The test proctors kept talking amongst themselves, pacing, and leaving the room and entering it again. They let someone be late to the the test so that was an interruption. Of course its cold season so people were coughing, sneezing, etc etc.... I was just so disturbed it was hard to focus/concentrate. I KNOW my score will be low im just trying to decide to I cancel it or do I proceed. To make matters worse I was in pain the day of the test. ugggghhh
Just as I thought I bombed the Nov LSAT 142. Scheduled to retest in January, but I do have some apps in already....
Also, applied to some more schools
Loyola New Orleans
St. Thomas, FL
Atlanta John Marshall
Application at Northern Kentucky University was put ON HOLD. Not thrilled about that, but its not a flat out rejection so... hey I'll take it.
Applied to Mitchell Hamline's Hybrid program
I think I'm going to sit tight now, wait for decisions and focus on the January LSAT retake, but its hard making time to study with a full time job and finishing an MBA. I really doubt I will score much higher.
GOT ACCEPTED TO APPALACHIAN!!!!! Happy b/c with my LSAT score didn't think it was happening anywhere.... so that made for great news.
OAN: anybody realized how expensive this whole thing is? I've spend $2400 between lsat, cas, lsat prep course, and application/report fees... uggghhh..
Decided I'm going to sit tight and wait for decisions....
Rejected from University of Houston PT program. I expected this though I don't have anywhere close to the stats to get in, just tried cuz I was bored lol.
I realized on Christmas that Loyola New Orleans admissions emailed me that they expected to have decisions made before Xmas, but I did not get one. In fact my app still says "complete & ready for review" so I do not think it even started the review process yet. Bummer.
Also, I did decide to apply to a mix of full-time and part-time programs with the bulk being on part-time. I basically can see the advantage of each so I decided to apply to a mix.
Charleston admissions emailed me that my application should be amongst those reviewed while on break so I should have a decision coming after they return from break. Hopefully so the wait from all these schools are killing me.
Also, based on how low my LSAT score was I will no longer be applying to all the schools listed here. I'm not trying to just throw money away lol. However, there are a few more schools I will make the attempt with in a week or two and will update about it.
Rejected from Mitchell Hamline's hybrid program via online status checker. No email or letter.
So far its 2 rejections and one admit. This is making me realize that I need to keep apying to school's b/c the odds are really against me. So this weekend I'll apply to some other schools.
Syracuse JDInteractive Program
I think I'm addicted to applying to these schools, rehab anyone? lol
Accepted to Southern U law center
Accepted to Cooley
Rejected Capital University
Rejected Creighton University
1/23 New England Law - waitlisted
1/30 NCCU - Rejected
UA Little Rock invitation to LEAP conditional admit program (Not doing it)
Invitation to Delaware's TAP (conditional admit program). Not doing it.
As I suspected im getting tons of rejections and some invitations to conditional admit programs. I still have the 3 acceptances. I really want to move back to the NYC or NJ area though so I'm praying on...
All of which ill likely receive rejections from lol....
2/26 I've gotten rejected to tons of schools by now I don't even think all of them are listed, but I did get accepted yesterday to Cleveland State University with a scholarship and its really looking like that's where I'll be going. I'm waiting to hear from Hofstra, Pace, and Touro but I doubt even if I get accepted that I'll get any money so Cleveland is looking like the best choice for me. Plus they have a whole Cybersecurity and Data Privacy concentration and since I currently work in Cybersecurity I feel the transition into a Cybersecurity lawyer would be a no brainer.
Denied at Hofstra & Pace but figured that much!