3.90 LSAC GPA BUT Could It Be Tarnished?

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3.90 LSAC GPA BUT Could It Be Tarnished?

Postby cupidshuffle » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:32 pm

Long time lurker and needing some advice. I recently graduated from Cal-Berkeley with a degree in Ethnic Studies and will be applying this cycle. (I am also a URM-African American Female)

My degree GPA is a 3.87 (with 138 Semester Units) and my LSAC Cumulative GPA is exactly a 3.90 (with 142 Semester Units). I took the June 2010 LSAT and scored 172 after retaking a 168 in February.

I am wondering how particular “blemishes” on my transcripts may affect how my GPA is viewed in the admissions process.

1. On my transcripts I have 2 Drops. One from my senior year and one from freshmen year.

2. I took 4 incomplete grades my senior year. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and just couldn’t tackle school 100% during my fall senior semester (2009). The proceeding semester, spring 2010, I made up my four incomplete grades and got 3 A’s and 1 A-, along with taking five other classes and getting all A's in those classes.

At the end of the day, do they care how I got my 3.90 LSAC GPA? Am I worrying too much? Should I add an addendum at least with the four incomplete grades.

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Re: 3.90 LSAC GPA BUT Could It Be Tarnished?

Postby kazu » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:07 am

Please don't post the same topic in multiple forums.

Like everyone said in your previous thread you have nothing to worry about. Plus, being diagnosed with MS seems very addendum-worthy. However with that GPA I don't think you would need to write one.

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