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3.90 LSAC GPA BUT Could It Be Tarnished?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:32 pm
by cupidshuffle
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.

Re: 3.90 LSAC GPA BUT Could It Be Tarnished?

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:07 am
by kazu
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.