Getting into law school with a low GPA:
Posted by Erica Molfetto in Law
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Everyone knows how important a good GPA is. But, not everyone knows how important a good GPA is for applying to law school. So what is a low GPA? This obvious can depend on where you are applying to school. If you want to get accepted to a top school, anything below a 3.5 is considered low (below the 25th percentile). As a general rule of thumb, if you fall below the 25th percentile, you have a low GPA.
So, knowing the importance of a high GPA, and not having one, it is imperative that you do well on the LSAT. So, we know that if a GPA falls below the 25th percentile, you more than likely will not be accepted into that school. But, what if you’re the wildcard student and have an LSAT score at or above the 75th percentile? If this is the case, then you have a stronger chance of being accepted! By having a high LSAT score, you are showing the admissions committees that you, too, can be a successful law student.
With these things in mind, your best bet is to apply to a lot of different schools, with different profile pages, requirements, and demographics. Make yourself applicable to every campus by having an airtight application, and doing everything in your power to show those admissions committees that you are a wonderful student, despite your lower GPA.
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August 31, 2016, Erica Molfetto