URM with no GPA

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pearla
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URM with no GPA

Postby pearla » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:05 am

How do schools view URMs (residents and citizens) that do not have a GPA (undergrad completed overseas) but advanced degrees in the US?

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Re: URM with no GPA

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:52 am

Probably by their LSAT scores. LSAC does offer assessments of foreign undergraduate grades. I can't recall the terms, but LSAC should provide details on their website.

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Re: URM with no GPA

Postby Nova » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:35 pm

Like CW said, it shifts more importance on to their LSAT.

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Re: URM with no GPA

Postby pearla » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:32 pm

Thanks... Does that mean schools would be more lenient toward a URM with a score in the 70's with a US undergrad GPA vs the one that does not have one? And does that mean the second group does not get the same LSAT boost?
I understand a GRAD gpA does not factor in the stats, but can't that be used to evaluate applicants' aptitude?

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Re: URM with no GPA

Postby Nova » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:42 pm

pearla wrote:Thanks... Does that mean schools would be more lenient toward a URM with a score in the 70's with a US undergrad GPA vs the one that does not have one? And does that mean the second group does not get the same LSAT boost?
I understand a GRAD gpA does not factor in the stats, but can't that be used to evaluate applicants' aptitude?


Think of your GPA as median, since it wont affect the school's GPA median. You would be at a slight disadvantage against others who are above both medians. If youre LSAT is under the median, you will be at a big disadvantage. You are at an advantage over anyone with the same LSAT and a GPA below median. If your LSAT is at or above median, that would be equivalent to being at or above both medians, which would mean you would be in really good shape, especially if you are a URM.

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Re: URM with no GPA

Postby pearla » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:41 am

Thanks to the posters above. I would love to hear from people who are in the same situation....




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