how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

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how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

Postby driftdc5 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:35 pm

I have been out of school for a year now, studying for the LSATs and working. I recieved a 165 on my LSAT. In the past year I have started my own business, which nets 60K a year, and I worked all through out college. However, my ugpa was very low, 2.6, and I need to somehow show schools that this is not a good assessment of me. What can I do? Do I take the GREs and take a semester at grad school and then transfer in with that GPA? or should I go to school around home part time for 15 credits to supplement my undergraduate transcript, and show schools that I am on the right path academically? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Re: how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:39 pm

driftdc5 wrote:I have been out of school for a year now, studying for the LSATs and working. I recieved a 165 on my LSAT. In the past year I have started my own business, which nets 60K a year, and I worked all through out college. However, my ugpa was very low, 2.6, and I need to somehow show schools that this is not a good assessment of me. What can I do? Do I take the GREs and take a semester at grad school and then transfer in with that GPA? or should I go to school around home part time for 15 credits to supplement my undergraduate transcript, and show schools that I am on the right path academically? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Grad school GPA does not count towards your LSAC GPA. At this point it simply is what it is. A grad degree would be taken into consideration, but it wont lift up that 2.6

Write an addendum and kill your LSAT. Hopefully you have a good reason why your GPA was so low, have been doing substantive work since graduation (seems like you have), and are aiming for schools where a 165 is well above their 75th percentile. If not, you may consider retaking.
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Re: how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:41 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
driftdc5 wrote:I have been out of school for a year now, studying for the LSATs and working. I recieved a 165 on my LSAT. In the past year I have started my own business, which nets 60K a year, and I worked all through out college. However, my ugpa was very low, 2.6, and I need to somehow show schools that this is not a good assessment of me. What can I do? Do I take the GREs and take a semester at grad school and then transfer in with that GPA? or should I go to school around home part time for 15 credits to supplement my undergraduate transcript, and show schools that I am on the right path academically? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Grad school GPA does not count towards your LSAC GPA. At this point it simply is what it is. A grad degree would be taken under consideration, but it wont lift up that 2.6

Write an addendum and kill your LSAT. Hopefully you have a good reason why your GPA was so low, have been doing substantive work since graduation (seems like you have), and are aiming for schools where a 165 is well above their 75th percentile. If not, you may consider retaking.


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Re: how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:43 pm

Keep that business and forget law school. You are looking at some crappy T1 at sticker at very best.

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Re: how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:03 pm

Get a higher LSAT.

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Re: how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

Postby paratactical » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:06 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Keep that business and forget law school. You are looking at some crappy T1 at sticker at very best.

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Re: how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

Postby teaadntoast » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:11 pm

If you're hell bent on going to law school, write an addendum explaining that the need to work throughout college translated into a low GPA (I'm assuming that's what happened).

Gotta say, though, unless you have a concrete reason for going to law school, I'd concentrate on growing your already successful business.

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Re: how to boost the resume of a student with a low UGPA

Postby mala2 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:20 pm

teaadntoast wrote:If you're hell bent on going to law school, write an addendum explaining that the need to work throughout college translated into a low GPA (I'm assuming that's what happened).

Gotta say, though, unless you have a concrete reason for going to law school, I'd concentrate on growing your already successful business.



I agree, if I had a business I would just do that unless I really wanted to go to law school and could get in somewhere awesome




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