Bad past GPA v. Veteran status/3.4 GPA now

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slamp
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Bad past GPA v. Veteran status/3.4 GPA now

Postby slamp » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:27 am

Thanks for the help everyone.
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KibblesAndVick
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Re: Bad past GPA v. Veteran status/3.4 GPA now

Postby KibblesAndVick » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:36 am

When reporting your GPA to calculate their medians schools will have to go with the 2.68

Most of the schools you should be targeting will have a GPA median above 3.4 anyways. In that sense it's not like a 2.68 is somehow going to break the bank whereas a 3.4 won't do much harm. It's the median not the average so both GPAs will have the same effect.

Beyond that, I can't claim to know how schools will look at the situation. You should absolutely write an addendum. You situation is much more compelling than most.

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Re: Bad past GPA v. Veteran status/3.4 GPA now

Postby JusticeHarlan » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:43 am

First off, thank you for your service.

Second, Northwestern would probably be a good spot for you. Good LSAT + work experience can often overcome a bad GPA for them, and your work experience looks more impressive than most. Might be worth applying early decision, if you aren't worried about paying sticker.




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