How will my multiple GPAs figure into my admissions?

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cgastin
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How will my multiple GPAs figure into my admissions?

Postby cgastin » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:25 am

I graduated in 1998 with my first Bachelors (GPA 2.75), 2001 with my second Bachelors from a different school ( GPA 3.75), and in 2004 with my Masters from another school (GPA 3.25). I was working a fulltime job for my second bachelors and Masters. How do law schools consider students with multiple degrees as compared to recent graduates?

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Re: How will my multiple GPAs figure into my admissions?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:39 am

cgastin wrote:I graduated in 1998 with my first Bachelors (GPA 2.75), 2001 with my second Bachelors from a different school ( GPA 3.75), and in 2004 with my Masters from another school (GPA 3.25). I was working a fulltime job for my second bachelors and Masters. How do law schools consider students with multiple degrees as compared to recent graduates?


Your LSDAS GPA, calculated by LSAC, only includes classes taken up until your first bachelors degree. That and your LSAT score will be the main things schools look at. Additional degrees, regardless of GPA, are just soft factors. The schools will see it and possibly take it into consideration, but unfortunately they won't override that 2.75.

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Re: How will my multiple GPAs figure into my admissions?

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:51 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
cgastin wrote:I graduated in 1998 with my first Bachelors (GPA 2.75), 2001 with my second Bachelors from a different school ( GPA 3.75), and in 2004 with my Masters from another school (GPA 3.25). I was working a fulltime job for my second bachelors and Masters. How do law schools consider students with multiple degrees as compared to recent graduates?


Your LSDAS GPA, calculated by LSAC, only includes classes taken up until your first bachelors degree. That and your LSAT score will be the main things schools look at. Additional degrees, regardless of GPA, are just soft factors. The schools will see it and possibly take it into consideration, but unfortunately they won't override that 2.75.


This. I'm sure this is not the answer you were hoping for, but it is true. Only your first GPA will count as a hard factor. :(




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