How are grades presented to LS?

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tapout
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How are grades presented to LS?

Postby tapout » Tue May 18, 2010 1:17 am

My grades are as follows:
FY 3.0 3.2
SY 3.0 3.5
JY 3.3 3.8

I play a sport in the fall, and just can never do as well as I can in the spring. I am considering delaying application for year since I am hoping my Senior year I can repeat my grades of my junior year. Getting the spring grade in, assuming I can do that well pulls my gpa up 0.1, which is possibly a big deal.

Curious if my grade goes in as just a gpa, or do they actually look at the semester grades, or even the class grades?

jetlagz28
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Re: How are grades presented to LS?

Postby jetlagz28 » Tue May 18, 2010 1:20 am

They look at your overall GPA.

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Re: How are grades presented to LS?

Postby traehekat » Tue May 18, 2010 11:53 am

jetlagz28 wrote:They look at your overall GPA.


Well, they have access to your entire transcript and they tend to look for upward/downward grade trends, but your overall GPA is what they focus on. You have a trend, but not a terribly obvious one unless it is clear you played a sport in the fall and not in the spring. Either way, applicants with upward trends typically don't receive much of a boost, if at all, so I can't imagine you would receive a boost or anything with your trend, if they even notice it.

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Re: How are grades presented to LS?

Postby Bosque » Tue May 18, 2010 6:57 pm

This sounds like a job for... an addendum!

Remember that part of the application where they ask for any additional information they should know about? This is the sort of thing that goes there.




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