How to address an upward trend?

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spb2822
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How to address an upward trend?

Postby spb2822 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:39 pm

Where is the best place to address and upward trend in UGPA? Is it best to include in personal statement or supp essay?

whymeohgodno
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Re: How to address an upward trend?

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:39 pm

Addendum. Don't do it though unless it's significant+you have a legitimate reason (I got drunk and partied too much freshman year is not one).

JJDancer
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Re: How to address an upward trend?

Postby JJDancer » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:44 pm

Let it speak for itself. An upward trend is visible in your transcript. If you mean you have some legitimate reason like medical issues or personal issues that caused the original low grades then addendum.

spb2822
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Re: How to address an upward trend?

Postby spb2822 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:45 pm

It's pretty significant. 1.2 after 1st yr. and finished cum UGPA 3.1 and then a grad gpa of 4.0.

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Re: How to address an upward trend?

Postby traehekat » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:26 am

spb2822 wrote:It's pretty significant. 1.2 after 1st yr. and finished cum UGPA 3.1 and then a grad gpa of 4.0.


If you had a 1.2 after your first year, chances are you were on academic probation and chances are again that law schools will require an addendum if you were in fact on academic probation. This was the case for me, and this is where I addressed my upward trend. However, it was nothing out of the ordinary - originally a science major, did poorly, decided it wasn't for me, blah blah blah. Schools require you to explain your academic probation, but if it is a story they have heard a hundred times, try to keep it short and sweet.

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Re: How to address an upward trend?

Postby capitalacq » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:34 am

Address a trend by submitting your transcript. If it's something else you're addressing, it's another story




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