So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

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krasivaya
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So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby krasivaya » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:48 pm

Either way it's .01 of a point, however I feel like 3.89 to 3.9 is more symbolically substantial. If nothing else, the .01 bump there makes your GPA look a lot closer to Yale's median.

So what do you think? Does it matter? Worth doing some community college courses this summer to achieve?

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Re: So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby Moxie » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:49 pm

No.

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Re: So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby aliarrow » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:53 pm

.01 matters, just not significantly.

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Re: So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby gothamm » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:05 am

i think there's some truth to this.

a 159 doesn't look terrible next to a 160

a 169 doesn't look as pretty as a 170

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Re: So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby bp shinners » Sun May 01, 2011 5:06 am

There's a reason that As Seen on TV stuff is priced at $19.99 instead of $20.00.

However, your GPA will get lumped into your academic index with your LSAT score, so the psychological difference won't be nearly as influential there as it is when you're buying a Snuggie (or even on your LSAT score). In my opinion, minimal difference.

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Re: So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby Grizz » Sun May 01, 2011 5:25 am

Depends what the medians are of the school you're applying to and how good your LSAT is.

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Re: So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun May 01, 2011 8:48 am

rad law wrote:Depends what the medians are of the school you're applying to and how good your LSAT is.

This.

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Re: So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun May 01, 2011 3:27 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
rad law wrote:Depends what the medians are of the school you're applying to and how good your LSAT is.

This.

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gothamm wrote:i think there's some truth to this.

a 159 doesn't look terrible next to a 160

a 169 doesn't look as pretty as a 170

Not sure if you were trying o equate the situations but there's a huge difference between bumping up your LSAT by a point and bumping up your GPA .01

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Re: So 3.5 to 3.51 doesn't matter, but what about 3.89 to 3.9?

Postby gothamm » Mon May 02, 2011 12:23 am

i am talking about aesthetics.




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