LSpleaseee wrote: JusticeHarlan wrote:
ahduth wrote:I fail to see how this could make a difference to the adcom unless the OP took some terribly interesting class that will stand out on the transcript. A 0.01 increase in GPA? Am I missing something, or isn't that so microscopic as to be completely irrelevant? Maybe I've been out of school too long.
JusticeHarlan wrote:I think the main benefit to updating isn't the additional .01 on the GPA, its the extra semester of good grades. It's not about gaining an advantage over someone with a 3.93 by having a 3.94, its about gaining an advantage over someone who didn't update their transcripts and makes the adcoms wonder if they didn't because their grades dropped. No one is arguing its a huge boost, but even a small advantage can be the difference between an admit and a waitlist, why not try to get something at the margins over other applicants?
LSpleaseee wrote:It's not that it's going to help it's that there is NO reason not to.
Okay for the no reason not to, other than it's annoying paperwork. But are the adcoms really sitting there comparing two 3.93 undergrads and saying, "A ha! This one completed an extra semester of work! We have more confidence in their number now." It's not like we're talking about actual real world experience or something.
I simply find it highly questionable an adcom is really going to care very much. But sure, it's not going to hurt you, and if it makes you feel better... go for it.