The reason my GPA is so low is because of all of the repeated courses. My undergrad GPA is 3.2 but repeating so many courses from my first two years had brought my lsac GPA down significantly. I have a 179 on the lsat, URM (female AA).
I know other factors don't really affect apps much but do you think it will in my case? Seeing as how much my GPA has suffered from lsac? Basically, what do you think I can get into? Is HYS completely out of the picture? T14?
Before I found out about all this LSAC GPA nonsense, I was hoping for H. I know anything is a long shot and nothing is really guaranteed being a splitter but I still had hope. Now I feel like completely giving up. I'm so bummed. But I'm still going to apply everywhere, we'll see how things go!
My biggest dilemma right now, other than stressing over my GPA, is figuring out exactly what to write my PS about, if I should attach an addendum, get a relevant job/internship, etc. I want to build up my application as much as I can, but I want to go about it the right way.
They should really consider, "I was a stupid 18 year old who had no motivation and was lazy, but look, now I get straight A's because, surprise! I'm actually smart" option you could check off/pick as a legitimate compelling story. Anyways, I slacked off, and ended up retaking most all of the courses I failed. My parents did start their own business and to be honest, I was always there, almost obligated to help out, which definitely distracted me from school but I never really thought of that as an excuse? I don't know. I never want to come off sounding desperate or looking for pity when others have real reasons, you know?
The only place I really want to go is H. And don't tell me, I already know it's a long shot. But I've got to try, right? Anyways, my concern now is how I can most effectively bulk up my app, not by adding 37392039 different activities and jobs and honors, but good quality things that can really boost me. Any suggestions?
Those are all my postings from another thread, I was redirected here
I know, I'm a super splitter and there's no one around that has had stats like mine. Sigh.
My main questions at this point are:
1. Anyone think H is completely out of the picture?
2. Any suggestions/ways to go about my PS? As well as exactly what softs/how many I should add to my app?
3. Should I write an addendum for my grades? I feel like 3.2 to 2.5 may not be the biggest drop in history points wise but I feel like it's significant because it takes my GPA from a low 3 to a mid 2, which is kind of a big deal. I was much more confident with my 3.2 about H, let alone T14.
4. Just any advice in general. Your thoughts, anything would be helpful. I know it's pretty much all up in the air but if you know someone that got something or have any constructive or insightful advice, I would truly appreciate it.
I know this is super long but bear with me. Just trying to get all the info out there.