Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

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Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby wackyjack22 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:40 pm

I received one 3.3 (B+) grade during the spring semester of my freshman year. I have a rather compelling story for why I received that grade that could potentially look good on paper. My question is whether or not it is worth it to bother an admissions committee with the reasoning behind that grade. It's obviously not an awful grade but it is the single outlier on my transcript at this point. Any advice?

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby holborn » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:43 pm

do not write an addendum. you'll look like a pretentious dbag. and admissions committees wont care. youre wasting everyone's time.

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby FromRussiaWithLove » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:43 pm

No

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby mattymatt » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:44 pm

My advice: Don't be ridiculous. Stop worrying about it. People get in to law school with a 3.3 GPA overall, much less in one class. I can't imagine you having any fun in college ever if you're this stressed over one 3.3.

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby holborn » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:45 pm

wait are you seriously not graduating from undergrad until next year? as in 2011?

go out, have a drink, socialize. Youre going to die of a stress-induced heart attack before you make it to law school.

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby driveshaft » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:18 pm

wackyjack22 wrote:I received one 3.3 (B+) grade during the spring semester of my freshman year. I have a rather compelling story for why I received that grade that could potentially look good on paper. My question is whether or not it is worth it to bother an admissions committee with the reasoning behind that grade. It's obviously not an awful grade but it is the single outlier on my transcript at this point. Any advice?


I had 3 B+s and I'm already in at several great schools. Please breathe.

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby wackyjack22 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:52 pm

I'm not going to die of a stress-related heart attack, I'm actually fairly laid back, but your advice is appreciated none the less. I will go out and have that drink tonight. :D The reason I was considering writing an addendum is because the personal issue that took place that semester could give me a boost in admissions. I don't want to use the story for my personal statement but I was considering risking the addendum with reach schools. After reading what you guys said about the 3.3 really not being a big deal, though, it seems like it would be quite a dbag move to even discuss that grade. The addendum is now off the table. Thanks!

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:02 pm

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby j.wellington » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:03 pm

Is this for real?

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby driveshaft » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:08 pm

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:what if that grade was a D+? would that merit an addendum?


Almost certainly not, but I wouldn't say flat out no like I did to the B+. It depends.

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby Ragged » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:13 pm

B+???? :shock: :shock: You got no chance at any top school now. Tough break.

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Re: Addendum needed for one mediocre grade?

Postby superserial » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:18 pm

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