GPA Addendum - Please Help

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elle52
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GPA Addendum - Please Help

Postby elle52 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:51 am

Thanks for the input
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restless
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Re: GPA Addendum - Please Help

Postby restless » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:44 pm

If this is an optional addendum, you should forego it. Addendums should explain uncontrollable/extenuating circumstances (unless you were placed on academic sanction, then you have to write one). From what you've written so far, you chose to participate in these activities and your GPA may have suffered as a result. I'm sure your resume would be sufficient enough to elaborate this for you.

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Re: GPA Addendum - Please Help

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:49 pm

Aren't all of these activities displayed on your resume and/or law school application ? If so, then it doesn't seem that you are adding anything beyond a plea for special consideration due to your varied interests & activities which is already noted elsewhere.

Northwestern's average for law school applicants is in the 3.46 area, thus your GPA is in line with most NU undergrads applying to law school. Does NU even have any "booster" courses ? Northwestern is known as a challenging undergraduate school. It would be interesting to know how many NU applicants to USC law school have been accepted over the past few years & their GPA/LSAT. Does Northwestern have a pre-law advisor that keeps such statistics ?
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Re: GPA Addendum - Please Help

Postby Dany » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:53 pm

restless wrote:If this is an optional addendum, you should forego it. Addendums should explain uncontrollable/extenuating circumstances (unless you were placed on academic sanction, then you have to write one). From what you've written so far, you chose to participate in these activities and your GPA may have suffered as a result. I'm sure your resume would be sufficient enough to elaborate this for you.

+1

This also seemed to be the consensus the first time OP started this thread.




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