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FranchiZe48
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Undergrad slip ups

Postby FranchiZe48 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:39 pm

I got a D and an F during my UG..All my other grades are As and Bs. Do you think having a D and F will hold me backfrom t14 schools even though my GPA and LSAT is still respectable ? (3.4-3.5 range and 169)

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Thomas Jefferson
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Re: Undergrad slip ups

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Kilpatrick
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Re: Undergrad slip ups

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:44 pm

Yes. If you've ever had a D or F in your life you probably won't be able to get into any law schools. Sorry.

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Re: Undergrad slip ups

Postby clevinger33 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:45 pm

FranchiZe48 wrote:I got a D and an F during my UG..All my other grades are As and Bs. Do you think having a D and F will hold me backfrom t14 schools even though my GPA and LSAT is still respectable ? (3.4-3.5 range and 169)

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Were they in the same semester or spread out over a couple of years? If they're in the same semester you might be able to write an addendum about what happened/"what you learned"/all that fun stuff. I had a similar scenario and ended up with an LSAC GPA of ~3.3 and was able to get into a T10 school (although my LSAT definitely helped).

If they're spread out over a significant amount of time (i.e., one was second semester freshmen year and the other was first semester junior year) you might have a harder time making a case for it and it hurt you a little, but I think even then the damage would be minimal.

FranchiZe48
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Re: Undergrad slip ups

Postby FranchiZe48 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:48 pm

It was the same year.

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Re: Undergrad slip ups

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:05 pm

Depends. For example, a "D" & an "F" in physics & organic chemistry during your "pre-med stage" is readily understood by many. If the low grades occurred early in your undergraduate studies or during a difficult time in your life, then it is more palatable to admissions officers than if the bad grades were recent & without reasonable justification or excuse.
For which courses did you receive these poor grades? And during which year? And why?

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Re: Undergrad slip ups

Postby Iron Man » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:10 pm

Do law schools factor in individual grades or just the cumulative gpa?




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