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Hello everyone, 

I have an 85% GPA and a 165 LSAT (from Jan 2021), which gives me an index of 92.13. How accurate is this estimate for likelihood of an admission offer? I have a couple poor LSAT scores on file from previous tests and am hoping my later January score won't impact my chances. 

Thoughts? 

Thanks!

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i believe pretty accurate - i had basically the same stats as you but november lsat (86, 164) and heard back quickly 

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It's really difficult to say this year it seems. They say on the phone that PS makes up for 1/3 of the application while the remaining 2/3 is indeed the index.

What I don't understand is that the forum consensus is 92+ is very safe, but the mean and median indexes are 92.46 and 92.26. That case, those between 92 and 92.26/92.46 would still a bit risky, no?

I also have similar index as yours (92.18 self-calculated) and I'm sitting on the edge of my seat everyday and jump whenever I hear an email ping.

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39 minutes ago, elcs said:

It's really difficult to say this year it seems. They say on the phone that PS makes up for 1/3 of the application while the remaining 2/3 is indeed the index.

What I don't understand is that the forum consensus is 92+ is very safe, but the mean and median indexes are 92.46 and 92.26. That case, those between 92 and 92.26/92.46 would still a bit risky, no?

I also have similar index as yours (92.18 self-calculated) and I'm sitting on the edge of my seat everyday and jump whenever I hear an email ping.

Where did you get the mean and median index numbers from? On the Allard FAQ they say that the average GPA is 83 and LSAT is 166, which would be an index score of 91.79 ...? 😳

Edit: Wait I think that information is on the Allard predictor site. Don't take those numbers to heart, they're based on a very small sample taken from the 2016 accepted thread on this forum or something like that. I'd stick with the information Allard is giving out themselves based on all accepted students.

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22 minutes ago, mmich said:

Where did you get the mean and median index numbers from? On the Allard FAQ they say that the average GPA is 83 and LSAT is 166, which would be an index score of 91.79 ...? 😳

Edit: Wait I think that information is on the Allard predictor site. Don't take those numbers to heart, they're based on a very small sample taken from the 2016 accepted thread on this forum or something like that. I'd stick with the information Allard is giving out themselves based on all accepted students.

83 and 166 is the exact average given for in the FAQ on Allard’s website. I would feel good about your chances of you’re at or above these numbers. 

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I would say the index is at least reasonably accurate from my experience. I called in mid-January and they had my GPA calculated and told me I was "over the cut-off and would be getting an offer soon" (paraphrasing). I did end up getting an offer in the next week or so. 

I was 84.5% and 167 so I think somewhere around 92.5? 

So I think you're pretty good in terms of stats, only question mark for me would be January LSAT date and how that affects things. 

 

 

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