GPA for your Major

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stinestine
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GPA for your Major

Postby stinestine » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:42 am

I know that law schools place great importance on your overall GPA, but do your minor and major GPA ever come into account?

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im_blue
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Re: GPA for your Major

Postby im_blue » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:23 am

Nope, only overall GPA counts. Major GPA only counts more if you're applying to grad schools in your major, like for PhD programs.

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jonas586
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Re: GPA for your Major

Postby jonas586 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:37 am

I highly doubt it. And if they do, I think the level of importance for each factor is as follows:

LSAT>>>>GPA>URM>>>>>>>>>>>>UG Institution>LORs>>PS>>Resume>>UG major>>>>>>>>>>>>>>hair color/eye color/others things that don't matter>>>upward GPA trend>>>>>>major and minor GPA.

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Re: GPA for your Major

Postby stinestine » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:38 pm

Yeah I thought that might be the case. OK good to know, thanks.




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