sojasoph wrote:I thought undergrad wasn't that huge of a factor but it could have been the little nudge that got me waitlisted.
I wonder how many folks on that list did NOT write a GPA addendum.
I can think of a many bad explanations (that leaves an applicant in a negative light) for why an applicant with a great LSAT score but a low gpa wouldn't write a gpa addendum.
I can't think of one good reason why those same applicants wouldn't.
You should be telling them what to believe about every significant factor that's a part of your application's evaluation. I don't see how making them guess what happened with your gpa helped. (with a 178 and a low gpa, they are thinking something happened)
bk1 wrote:@LAWLAW: I can't tell whether you are agreeing or disagreeing.
There are issues with the sample size and too many unknowns for me to claim I know how much his GPA killed him. With his LSAT score, I don't think he should have been waitlisted at those schools for reasons outside of YP, and I think the qoted LSN applicants indicate that neither YP or an aversion to his GPA was the single cause for why he was waitlisted. (not that anybody was arguing that.) With regards to my opinions directed at him, if I were an adcomm, I would have serious questions marks about an applicant that chose not to tell me what I should think about his low GPA.