Does this justify an addendum?

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Does this justify an addendum?

Postby jwalsh16 » Fri May 21, 2010 8:36 am

Hey guys. Up to this point in my collegiate career I have had all A's with a LSDAC of 3.87. Now after this semester I received 2 B's and 2 B+'s and 3 A's while taking 22 credits.

The week of finals this semester, one of my best friends suddenly passed away and my grandmother became badly injured and while these situations are sad they did have a very negative effect upon my life, as one could obviously understand and I was wondering if that would count as a justifiable gpa addendum when I apply to law school ?

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Re: Does this justify an addendum?

Postby pleasetryagain » Fri May 21, 2010 8:38 am

no...

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Re: Does this justify an addendum?

Postby Duralex » Fri May 21, 2010 8:39 am

I'd think not--figure out what it's going to do to your LSDAS GPA before you call attention to it. It might be better handled with an aside in your PS than making a mountain out of a molehill w/an addendum. Those are typically used to explain lapses in enrollment, disciplinary action, large grade fluctuations, etc.

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Re: Does this justify an addendum?

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri May 21, 2010 8:41 am

Don't write one, and definitely do not do this even worse idea.


Duralex wrote: It might be better handled with an aside in your PS
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Re: Does this justify an addendum?

Postby jwalsh16 » Fri May 21, 2010 8:41 am

OK thanks I was just curious if it applies and yea it only reduces my GPA from a 3.87 to a 3.74 which I can make up


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Re: Does this justify an addendum?

Postby Duralex » Fri May 21, 2010 8:45 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Don't write one, and definitely do not do this even worse idea.


Duralex wrote: It might be better handled with an aside in your PS


Really? I'm curious as to why this is a worse idea, provided that it fits with the theme or topic of the statement.

Still, the best plan here is probably to say nothing. It shouldn't alter your reported GPA much.

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Re: Does this justify an addendum?

Postby blurbz » Fri May 21, 2010 8:51 am

I'm sorry for your loss.

As to your question, I wouldn't mention it. You still have a very good gpa.

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Re: Does this justify an addendum?

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri May 21, 2010 8:51 am

Duralex wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:Don't write one, and definitely do not do this even worse idea.


Duralex wrote: It might be better handled with an aside in your PS


Really? I'm curious as to why this is a worse idea, provided that it fits with the theme or topic of the statement.

Still, the best plan here is probably to say nothing. It shouldn't alter your reported GPA much.



If you're going to try to explain away a semester of grades an addendum is definitely the way to do it. Don't ruin your PS by trying to jam some extraneous information in there. OP's problem is that this addendum will not help him one bit, and it would probably look pretty damn whiny.

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Re: Does this justify an addendum?

Postby jwalsh16 » Fri May 21, 2010 8:56 am

ok then I will definitely not do it.....not trying to whine

was just checking what scenarios fit for an addendum which is definitely not mine....thanks again guys !




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