Graduate Grades from a Foreign School

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Graduate Grades from a Foreign School

Postby Batfink55 » Wed May 19, 2010 7:18 pm

Hi everyone, I was wondering if someone could help me out with this question. It's a tough one. I am an American, but I have recently completed an M.Phil from a top European University (think similar to Oxbridge) on a part time basis while I worked over the span of two years. My grades were solid, but not overly impressive-- (something I attribute to working my butt off in recessionary Europe and my university's extremely harsh marking scheme) though how they are interpreted wholely depends on how they get converted to American grades. I have my Bachelor's from an Ivy League with a cumulative 3.7 graduating magna cum laude. I haven't taken the LSAT yet.

I am wondering if my average/slightly above average European grades will put me at a disadvantage in the admissions process for top 25 law programmes or somehow negatively overshadow my undergraduate record? Do we know how much weighting grad school grades are given, especially foreign grad school grades?

Thanks in advance for all your help!

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Re: Graduate Grades from a Foreign School

Postby NewLobo » Wed May 19, 2010 7:22 pm

Focus is on Ugpa not Gradgpa in the application process.

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