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dajja15
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easy classes to improve GPA

Postby dajja15 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:52 pm

I am planning on taking a couple easy classes at a local CC online to improve my GPA. I think its dumb I have to play this game but I am an engineer with a horrible GPA, and I am trying to improve it. I was wondering if people think its a dumb idea to take easy math classes, since I am engineer and have taken a TON of math. Will this be highly looked down upon by a admission committee. I suppose there are plenty of other easy classes to take, but math classes would be really easy.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: easy classes to improve GPA

Postby ravens9111 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:44 am

I am not an expert by any means, but from what I have gathered so far, those classes will not be included in your GPA according to LSAC. If you have already earned your bachelors, you can only use those grades. You could take other classes and supplement an addendum, but I am sure they will question why you would take easy math classes after earning a degree in engineering. I think you may want to look into a Masters and use those grades for your addendum.

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Re: easy classes to improve GPA

Postby 123kl » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:47 am

and you think law schools won't realize what you're doing....?

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Re: easy classes to improve GPA

Postby jdhopeful11 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:48 am

dajja15 wrote:I am planning on taking a couple easy classes at a local CC online to improve my GPA. I think its dumb I have to play this game but I am an engineer with a horrible GPA, and I am trying to improve it. I was wondering if people think its a dumb idea to take easy math classes, since I am engineer and have taken a TON of math. Will this be highly looked down upon by a admission committee. I suppose there are plenty of other easy classes to take, but math classes would be really easy.

Thanks for the help.



you are brilliant

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Re: easy classes to improve GPA

Postby booboo » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:55 am

As long as you have not graduated, it will apply to your GPA.

Boost your GPA, who cares if they know you're boosting it.

You can include an addendum about it.

Numbers matter, simple fact.

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Re: easy classes to improve GPA

Postby Borhas » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:55 am

123kl wrote:and you think law schools won't realize what you're doing....?


LS's care about numbers more than character defects

with that said, I think it will be a negative soft

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Re: easy classes to improve GPA

Postby gwuorbust » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:23 pm

Borhas wrote:
123kl wrote:and you think law schools won't realize what you're doing....?


LS's care about numbers more than character defects

with that said, I think it will be a negative soft


this. however, I get the feeling that softs don't really matter unless they are 'outliers' on either side. Or maybe if it is toward the end of the cycle.

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Re: easy classes to improve GPA

Postby dajja15 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:08 pm

ok, thanks for the help. It would be a waste of money anyway, I will just take classes that I find interesting.




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