LSAT and GPA Numbers You Must Know About
To get admission in a premiere law school in the USA, Canada or Australia you need a good LSAT score along with a high GPA. But, before you apply to a law school it is better that you analyze your possibility of getting admission. To make an informed choice you must understand how your LSAT and GPA scores are analyzed by various law schools when they consider your application. The processes of analyzing your LSAT numbers are discussed in the following section.
Know Your LSAT Numbers
The two most important numbers in your admissions portfolio are your LSAT score and your GPA. Most law schools use an indexing method to calculate a percentile rank based on which they consider your application. In this method they use your LSAT score and your GPA as variables and place them in an equation along with a constant fixed by the law school to calculate your percentile rank.
If your rank is in the range of 25th to 75th percentile then you have a fair chance of getting admission in the law school of your choice. Thus, based on your LSAT numbers you will be able to select the law schools where you should send your admission applications.
However, you will have to mention the names of the law schools when you register for LSAT. For that you will have to predict the colleges where your admission application will receive due consideration. To do so click on the following link: https://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/OfficialGuide_Default.aspx
Then using your UGPA and LSAT score (your LSAT numbers) LSAC will predict the law schools that you have a chance of getting admission in. The results will appear in the form of bands. Some colleges give more importance to your LSAT score while others to your UGPA. Based on the requirements of various law schools, LSAC will be able to predict your probability of getting admission in various law schools. Now, you can make an informed choice and send your application to law schools where you have a greater possibility of getting admission in.
However, before you enter your LSAT numbers ensure that you have converted your UGPA score to the scale used by LSAC. The LSDAS GPA scale ranges from 0 to 4.33. According, to LSAC if your grade is 'A+' then you have received a score of 4.33, if you have received a grade of 'A' then your score is 4.0 and so on. This will ensure that the units used in both your LSAT numbers are same otherwise the results yielded will be erroneous. To help you select a law school, some of the colleges and the score you require to get admission in are given in the following section.
Know Your Law Schools
To get admission in premiere law schools you require a combination of high LSAT score and GPA. The requirements of various law schools are as follows:
- To get admission in Harvard University your GPA should range from 3.75 to 3.95 and your LSAT score range should be 170 to 175.
- To get admission in Yale University your GPA should range from 3.77 to 3.97 and your LSAT score range should be 170 to 177.
- To get admission in University of Virginia your GPA should range from 3.51 to 3.87 and your LSAT score range should be 167 to 171.
- To get admission in Stanford University your GPA should range from 3.74 to 3.95 and your LSAT score range should be 167 to 172.
Based on the afore-mentioned list you can now decide which colleges you should send your admissions application to. However, for a detailed analysis visit the websites of the law schools of your choice and find out the exact requirements for getting admission in them. Although, your LSAT numbers are the most important things that law schools will consider, yet the selection or rejection of candidates do not solely depend upon them. They consider your personal statement and the recommendations, which are important parts of your admissions portfolio, during the admissions process. Hence, you should give importance to your entire admission portfolio to ensure your admission in a premiere law school.
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