low gpa in science

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liarhymn
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low gpa in science

Postby liarhymn » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:55 pm

I have a question about applying to law school. As we all know that LSDAS standardize the gpa, which means your gpa can either go up or down. I was wondering since my gpa have been pulled down by a bunch of science courses i took in the first 2 years of undergrad (by like 0.3), what should I do? Do explaination in personal statement or supplementary information really help? I just thought law school doesn't seem to give people a chance to make up their grades...

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BriaTharen
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Re: low gpa in science

Postby BriaTharen » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:57 pm

You can write an addendum, but it is kind of a craps shoot as to how much they will let it impact their decision. Usually not by much. Your best bet is to get your LSAT as high as you can.

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Re: low gpa in science

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:58 pm

You can write an addendum about it. But it will only matter somewhere between 0 out of 100 and 0 out of 100.

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Re: low gpa in science

Postby fornicator » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:59 pm

Sorry, low GPA from science screams "I can't evaluate my own strengths and weaknesses."

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Re: low gpa in science

Postby JOThompson » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:03 pm

Admissions officers know that higher grades are far easier to come by in the soft sciences. Write an addendum if it can convey your responsibility and positive attitude. Your best bet is to score high enough on the LSAT to mitigate your GPA concerns.




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