Low Graduate Academic Performance

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Courtney1207
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Low Graduate Academic Performance

Postby Courtney1207 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:26 am

I attended Undergrad and received a 3.5 GPA (mostly A's). However, I attended Grad School and I was miserable. It was something that I didn't really want to do but it was the "safe" choice. But I did horrible I received a 3.0 GPA my first semester and a 2.5 GPA my second semester. I wasn't asked to leave, but I decided to leave because I am more passionate about law. I know I will do better in law school, however, will this REALLY hurt my chances of going to law school? Also, after I left grad school, i decided to attend community college to get an associates in business so I could dual major at law school. I got a 4.0 GPA in Community college. Soooo... What do you think? should I write an addendum? What should I say?

utswdukie80
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Re: Low Graduate Academic Performance

Postby utswdukie80 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:28 am

No, it shouldn't hurt. UGPA and LSAT are the only numbers adcomms care about. Don't write an addendum, and don't address it.

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Luis Gomez
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Re: Low Graduate Academic Performance

Postby Luis Gomez » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:30 am

Dual major in law school? what are you talking about?

Write an addendum but make sure you know what you a re talking about first.

Courtney1207
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Re: Low Graduate Academic Performance

Postby Courtney1207 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:39 am

I meant a dual degree. For example: a JD/MBA.

utswdukie80
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Re: Low Graduate Academic Performance

Postby utswdukie80 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:44 am

What were you studying in graduate school? If it was business why would you want to do a JD/MBA? In light of you wanting to do a JD/MBA, you probably should write an addendum for your low graduate GPA.

Courtney1207
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Re: Low Graduate Academic Performance

Postby Courtney1207 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:49 am

I was studying English. Getting a dual degree is just a thought. But I know that I want to go into corporate law so i figured that with an English background it would be best if I get an associate's degree in business. I wanted to have at least some background in business.




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