I am considering taking on the considerable investment of getting in to law school. Before I begin the process I think I should consider whether my past academic performance would be so prohibitive of success that there would be no reason to start. I have posted this thread here in the hope that someone with experience can provide some sort of insight.
I got out of the US Army a little over a year ago. Honorable discharge after five years. When I got out I intended to pursue a career as an actuary. To that end I have been going to my state college for a year and have gotten a 4.0 the last two semesters. I have three semesters remaining not including the current one. I don't foresee getting more than one or two B's. I have also passed my first actuary professional exam and expect to pass the second this summer.
Prior to joining the service I attended the public state university and got abysmal grades to the point of ending up on academic probation. Some of this is due to my own immaturity, partying, and drinking. Some is due to being homeless for the greater part of two semesters and working forty or fifty hours a week changing tires. Excuses aside I don't think my cumulative GPA will be over 3.5 even if I manage to get a 4.0 in my remaining semesters.
I have gathered that it's GPA and test scores that matter. What sort of test score do I need to be successful applying to law school? Is there a test score that would get me in the door or would I be looking at a lot of wasted time and money filling out and submitting applications regardless?