Downward Trend

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vertex
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Downward Trend

Postby vertex » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:18 pm

I always see people talking about upward trends, but mine was a downward trend.

If they just use the UGPA and LSAT numbers, I should be in good shape for ED at a T6. But do you think medium grades in graduate school are really gonna hurt my chances?

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby northwood » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:21 pm

engineering majors should not worry about their gpa trends. The school will see your transcript and degree type and know the difference between engineering and basketweaving majors. Your getting you pants in a bunch over something thats not worthwhile.

focus on your applications and dont worry

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby lzyovrachievr » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:09 pm

Most people see a downward trend; that's why an upward trend is special.

And graduate grades don't count.

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby whymeohgodno » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:09 pm

Doesn't matter really.

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby plenipotentiary » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:15 pm

With a 3.75 and a 172, I don't think you need to ED to get into the T6.

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:27 pm

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:50 pm

That's not really a downward trend, it's just not quite getting a 4.0 as an engineering major upperclassman. You and every other engineering major.

A downward trend would be 4.0/3.4/2.8/2.0 over four years, dragging your cumulative down a lot farther than 3.75.

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby EricM » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:13 am

rinkrat19 wrote:That's not really a downward trend, it's just not quite getting a 4.0 as an engineering major upperclassman. You and every other engineering major.

A downward trend would be 4.0/3.4/2.8/2.0 over four years, dragging your cumulative down a lot farther than 3.75.


This is what I would say.

Where did you go to UG, btw? (OP).

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby vertex » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:31 am

EricM wrote:Where did you go to UG, btw? (OP).


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Re: Downward Trend

Postby vertex » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:32 am

rinkrat19 wrote:That's not really a downward trend, it's just not quite getting a 4.0 as an engineering major upperclassman. You and every other engineering major.

A downward trend would be 4.0/3.4/2.8/2.0 over four years, dragging your cumulative down a lot farther than 3.75.


Oh, awesome, thanks!

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Re: Downward Trend

Postby capitalacq » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:21 am

whymeohgodno wrote:Doesn't matter really.

this. ignore the post about engineer majors. if it comes down to someone identical to you but w/ an upward trend, they'll get the edge. other than that, it doesn't matter




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