DoubleChecks wrote:blhoward2 wrote:I agree that someone from my school wouldn't get in anywhere without military service. There is a line at some point. At the top end though, I don't think it is enough to make a big enough difference to be quantifiable. If you read any of the dean interviews on here or other sites, they all say to major in something that interests you and that you can do well in. They don't care about the rigor of the course or the school. So the advice about having too many community college classes and such isn't accurate. HYS are known to care though. They prefer to pick up other ivies. Hence all the references by other people.
the first statement does not necessarily imply the second
I wasn't trying to attack or discredit you. I just think your advice, while maybe appropriate for general advice, doesn't fit OP or what he is asking. Which schools told you they care about this stuff? I asked Adcomms at a couple T14 schools and they all said they don't even look at the transcript, just the GPA. The transcript only comes into play if trying to differentiate two otherwise like candidates.
None of this really matters anyhow. A .1 difference between ivy GPA and LSDAS isn't even going to be factored. The point of the LSDAS is to index GPAs. The only time I know of where this may not hold true is a low GPA at a top engineering school or similar. Ivies inflate their GPAs anyhow, so nothing credits a low Ivy GPA.