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LSAT or GRE? 4 Considerations for Law School Applicants

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GPAs, GREs, LSATs, oh my! There is now a new factor adding to the complexity of all the moving parts of law school applications—the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), traditionally used by many graduate programs outside of law school. In March, Harvard Law School announced a pilot program allowing applicants to apply with either the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the standardized test that nearly all law schools have used for decades, or the GRE. More top law schools have followed and other schools are expected to join the GRE party. Read more

The Law School Rolling Admissions Cycle, Explained

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How does the rolling admissions cycle differ from a typical deadline cycle? Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Admissions Counselingwants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve outlined some crucial information about the rolling admissions cycle.


An uncommon and often confusing feature of the law school admissions process is that it uses a rolling admissions cycle. In this article, we’ll explore the rolling admissions cycle that law schools use and provide tips on how to navigate the process to your advantage.

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What You Need to Know About Law School Application Deadlines

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - What You Need to Know About Law School Application Deadlines by Stratus Admissions Counseling

Having trouble decoding a law school’s different deadlines? Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Admissions Counselingwants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve outlined some crucial information about application deadlines.


Because law schools use a rolling admissions cycle, it is often daunting to figure out each law school application deadlines, if they have one at all, and what one should do if the stated deadline has passed. The information that follows is intended to provide general guidance on deadlines and how to interpret them. As with many aspects of the law school admissions process, the treatment of law school application deadlines varies greatly from school to school, so always check with the schools themselves if you have any questions about their deadlines.

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Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Admissions Counseling – Part 3: Hitting Submit and What Comes Next

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Admissions Counseling - Part 3: Hitting Submit and What Comes Next by Stratus Admissions Counseling
Trying to get into law school this year? Most schools’ applications are open by now, which means it’s time to get your materials together! Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Admissions Counseling, wants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve authored this Law School 
Admissions Tips series.


In the first posts in this series, we discussed how to approach law school admissions tips as a whole, and went into detail on the personal and diversity statements, the two major written components of the application. In this final installment, we’ll address what to do after you hit the submit button.

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Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Admissions Counseling – Part 2: Your Personal and Diversity Statements

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Admissions Counseling, Part 2: Your Personal and Diversity Statements by Stratus Admissions Counseling
Trying to get into law school this year? Most schools’ applications are open by now, which means it’s time to get your materials together! Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Admissions Counseling, wants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve authored this Law School 
Admissions Tips series.


In last week’s post, we took an overview look at the law school application process, focusing on what law schools are looking for in their applicants, the components of a law school application, and what your overall application strategy should look like. This post will focus on the two biggest and most important written components of the law school application: the personal and diversity statements.

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Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Admissions Counseling – Part 1: Your Application Strategy Overview

Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Law School Admissions Tips with Stratus Admissions Counseling: Part 1: Your Application Overview by Stratus Admissions Counseling
Trying to get into law school this year? Most schools’ applications are open by now, which means it’s time to get your materials together! Our newest partner, premiere admissions counseling firm Stratus Admissions Counseling, wants to help make this confusing process crystal clear for you. To that end, they’ve authored this Law School 
Admissions Tips series.

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - Introducing Our Newest Partner: Stratus Admissions Counseling by Manhattan Prep

Here at Manhattan Prep, we’re proud to announce our newest LSAT partner: Stratus Admissions Counseling. Stratus is a premier admissions counseling firm that can help you achieve your dream of attending law school. How does it work? Read more

How Long Should My Law School Personal Statement Be?

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Long Should My Law School Personal Statement Be? by Daniel Coogan of Stratus Prep

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Although much of the law school application process has been standardized, there are still some aspects of it that change from school to school. One such aspect is the length of the law school personal statement. Read more

How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA?

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Manhattan Prep LSAT Blog - How Does the LSAC Calculate Undergraduate GPA? - by Daniel Coogan of Stratus Prep

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After submitting their transcripts to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), many applicants are perplexed to find that the cumulative GPA that LSAC reports is not the same as the GPA as calculated by their undergraduate institutions.  When this happens, the discrepancy is the result of a difference between the GPA calculation policies of the LSAC and the applicant’s undergraduate institution.

But why, you might ask, does LSAC go through the trouble of conducting its own GPA calculation? And how does the LSAC calculate undergraduate GPA? Read more