Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

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Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby jpSartre » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:40 pm

Debating whether to take another class this summer to boost from 3.70 to a 3.72

Relevant GPA medians:

Michigan: 3.70
Cornell: 3.63
Chicago: 3.76
Georgetown: 3.68
UIUC: 3.5
Penn: ~3.75

Worth it?

Expecting a 169/170 in June

Michigan: 169
Cornell: 167
Chicago: 171
Georgetown: 170
UIUC: 165
Penn: ~169/170
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Re: Difference between 3.71 and 3.72

Postby prezidentv8 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:42 pm

jpSartre wrote:Debating whether to take another class this summer to boost from 3.70 to a 3.72

Relevant GPA medians:

Michigan: 3.70
Cornell: 3.63
Chicago: 3.76
Georgetown: 3.68

Worth it?


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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby jpSartre » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:51 pm

I see you spend your Saturdays wisely

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby ggocat » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:54 pm

jpSartre wrote:Debating whether to take another class this summer to boost from 3.70 to a 3.72

Worth it?

What is the cost (monetary, time, etc.)?

The gain is relatively small, so it is unlikely to make a large difference. But every little bit helps. It would only help at schools with a median around 3.70 (Michigan, Chicago, Penn, etc.).

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby hugoboss » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:57 pm

save your time and add 1 point to your lsat. 1 lsat = ~.1 gpa at least for you.

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby KibblesAndVick » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:00 pm

ggocat wrote:
jpSartre wrote:Debating whether to take another class this summer to boost from 3.70 to a 3.72

Worth it?

What is the cost (monetary, time, etc.)?

The gain is relatively small, so it is unlikely to make a large difference. But every little bit helps. It would only help at schools with a median around 3.70 (Michigan, Chicago, Penn, etc.).


TITCR. It depends entirely on the opportunity cost.

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby jpSartre » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:02 pm

hugoboss wrote:save your time and add 1 point to your lsat. 1 lsat = ~.1 gpa at least for you.


ah... I wish. 10 Pts in a row 168/169, and I've used up 19-48. So I only have 11 left and the amount of time I'll use to take and review these wouldn't be infringed on by another class...


ggocat wrote:
jpSartre wrote:Debating whether to take another class this summer to boost from 3.70 to a 3.72

Worth it?

What is the cost (monetary, time, etc.)?

The gain is relatively small, so it is unlikely to make a large difference. But every little bit helps. It would only help at schools with a median around 3.70 (Michigan, Chicago, Penn, etc.).


Cost is prolly around $500, and time isn't really an issue. Might as well, maybe?

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby ggocat » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:16 pm

jpSartre wrote:Cost is prolly around $500, and time isn't really an issue. Might as well, maybe?

Probably not worth it, IMO, unless you will have law school paid for you and don't need the money.

With a 169/170, you will probably be in at Cornell and GULC, and you'll get scholarships to top 20/25 schools (all of which the 0.02 UGPA will not matter one iota).

It depends how badly you would like C/M/P over your other options and whether that $500 is best spent on something else (like law school tuition).

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby jpSartre » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:21 pm

I'd prefer to be in the Midwest, and I'd prolly take UIUC with money over GULC and Cornell. I'm willing to pay sticker for Michigan, which I think is dooable with a 169/170. But you're definitely right about gettin dinged at Chicago without a 172/3. But if I could manage that, are you saying the 3.7 3.72 difference is negligible?

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby r6_philly » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:36 pm

I don't want to imply that I have any real knowledge, but I feel that if you have a 170/3.72 you chances are much much better than 169/3.7 at Michigan. 170 is 75%, 3.72 is > median.

That said, you have to know that you will get an A, but if you can improve, why not? It is $500 but also every little bit counts. If you are up for a spot against someone who has a 3.7 then you would wan that 0.02. That said, what stops you from taking 3 summer classes and get even higher?

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby jpSartre » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:45 pm

r6_philly wrote:I don't want to imply that I have any real knowledge, but I feel that if you have a 170/3.72 you chances are much much better than 169/3.7 at Michigan. 170 is 75%, 3.72 is > median.


Very good point....

r6_philly wrote:I don't want to imply that I have any real knowledge, but I feel that if you have a 170/3.72 you chances are much much better than 169/3.7 at Michigan. 170 is 75%, 3.72 is > median.

That said, you have to know that you will get an A, but if you can improve, why not? It is $500 but also every little bit counts. If you are up for a spot against someone who has a 3.7 then you would wan that 0.02. That said, what stops you from taking 3 summer classes and get even higher?


That's a good suggestion. I would have to take a class from the middle of May to late June, which could potentially interfere with LSAT prep. Like I've said though, I have a very limited amount of materials left which means this might be feasible. Running those numbers with As, I'd be at a 3.73

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby tru » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:59 pm

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Re: Difference between 3.70 and 3.72

Postby JTX » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:01 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:the difference is .02


i just didnt have the heart... but i laughed that someone did.




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