LSDAS GPA Disaster

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hdunn85
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LSDAS GPA Disaster

Postby hdunn85 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:30 pm

I recently received an email from a school that said my reported gpa was a 3.14. My graduating gpa was a 3.74, but I had some pretty miserable transfer credits from a university I attended prior to the college I graduated from. Considering that I only scored a 153 on the Lsat, my gpa was supposed to be my balancing factor. Do law schools really look at apps in their entirety, because my statement/resume reflect the high level of academic performance after my transfer, or will they just see my scores and discard? Should I email the schools I applied to?

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jks289
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Re: LSDAS GPA Disaster

Postby jks289 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:32 pm

hdunn85 wrote:I recently received an email from a school that said my reported gpa was a 3.14. My graduating gpa was a 3.74, but I had some pretty miserable transfer credits from a university I attended prior to the college I graduated from. Considering that I only scored a 153 on the Lsat, my gpa was supposed to be my balancing factor. Do law schools really look at apps in their entirety, because my statement/resume reflect the high level of academic performance after my transfer, or will they just see my scores and discard? Should I email the schools I applied to?


You have a 3.14 and a 153. Plug those numbers into LSP and adjust your applications accordingly. You can write an addendum for the GPA difference, but ultimately it will not significantly affect you chances.

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iShotFirst
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Re: LSDAS GPA Disaster

Postby iShotFirst » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:36 pm

I dropped significantly from a 3.7x as well. Best to just accept it and move on, you cant do anything about it.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Disaster

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:37 pm

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