cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

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cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby letsgetitstarted » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:38 pm

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Re: cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:39 pm

LSDAS GPA is all that really matters.

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Re: cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby 4for44 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:40 pm

letsgetitstarted wrote:Does anyone know how much weight law schools put on the gpa from the degree-granting institution as opposed to the cumulative gpa? My degree-granting gpa is actually much higher than my cumulative gpa (I have some bad grades from community college for special reasons).


They care about the cumulative LSDAS GPA- sorry... throw an addendum at them and hope it sticks

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Re: cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby AUC2MIC » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:23 pm

Like others have said, cumulative GPA is the one that counts

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Re: cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby bdubs » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:58 pm

If it makes you feel better, you will probably be looked at differently than a candidate who has the cumulative GPA but no extenuating circumstances.

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Re: cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby letsgetitstarted » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:03 pm

Again, both are LSDAS gpas
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Re: cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby im_blue » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:07 pm

LSDAS GPA = "cumulative GPA" on the LSAC report

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Re: cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:08 pm

As noted schools only care about your LSDAS cumulative GPA. No you don't need to mention that your grades dropped in the last semester. Also writing an addendum for the earlier grades is pointless unless you have a valid excuse like serious illness, death in the family, etc.

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Re: cumulative gpa vs degree gpa

Postby AUC2MIC » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:13 pm

im_blue wrote:LSDAS GPA = "cumulative GPA" on the LSAC report


Yes




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