Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

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Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby senorhosh » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:36 pm

I don't NEED summer school but I'm graduating in 2 quarters.
I was thinking about taking 2 bs classes (guaranteed A).

My Gpa would go up from a 3.08 to a 3.12
Would paying $1000 for classes be worth it in the long run?

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby NZA » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:37 pm

Nah. I can't imagine that small of a change in GPA is really going to make a significant difference in the admissions process.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby JR1187 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:41 pm

How many years of undergrad left?
If you want a decent school, it could be useful as an ongoing campaign to raise your GPA.
If you're graduating, like, next year: not so much.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Thirteen » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:53 pm

Do you have the time to do more classes at a community college? If so, you can get more of a bump out of your $1000.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby senorhosh » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:56 pm

I graduate next year WINTER quarter.

Yeah i'd rather take it at CC. But since those credits aren't transferable to my college, would they still count for my LSAC gpa?
If so, I'm signing up for as many classes as I can for $1000!

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Thirteen » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:59 pm

senorhosh wrote:I graduate next year WINTER quarter.

Yeah i'd rather take it at CC. But since those credits aren't transferable to my college, would they still count for my LSAC gpa?
If so, I'm signing up for as many classes as I can for $1000!


Yep, they count if you take the classes before graduating from your degree-granting university. My crap grades in CC classes dropped my LSDAS GPA by .08 :oops: .

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Br3v » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:58 pm

I was wondering the same thing. Taking an extra summer would raise my gpa by like .02

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:11 pm

Br3v wrote:I was wondering the same thing. Taking an extra summer would raise my gpa by like .02

Almost definitely not worth it. Take a fraction of that time and money and invest it into studying for the LSAT.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Br3v » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:12 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Br3v wrote:I was wondering the same thing. Taking an extra summer would raise my gpa by like .02

Almost definitely not worth it. Take a fraction of that time and money and invest it into studying for the LSAT.


Thanks. Because it wouldnt even bump me up into the next tenths place.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby bartleby » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:16 pm

definitely not worth it. $1000 = 6 hours of 1 on 1 lsat tutoring

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Corwin » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:22 pm

bartleby wrote:definitely not worth it. $1000 = 6 hours of 1 on 1 lsat tutoring

WTF? I have a really hard time believing that is actually the hourly rate of LSAT tutors. Maybe I need to get in the business...

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Br3v » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:16 am

Corwin wrote:
bartleby wrote:definitely not worth it. $1000 = 6 hours of 1 on 1 lsat tutoring

WTF? I have a really hard time believing that is actually the hourly rate of LSAT tutors. Maybe I need to get in the business...


I know its up there.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Wade LeBosh » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:16 am

If you have the money then do it. A higher GPA would increase your chances of admission at every school you apply. And you need every point you can get.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Br3v » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:18 am

Wade LeBosh wrote:If you have the money then do it. A higher GPA would increase your chances of admission at every school you apply. And you need every point you can get.


.02?

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Wade LeBosh » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:12 pm

Br3v wrote:
Wade LeBosh wrote:If you have the money then do it. A higher GPA would increase your chances of admission at every school you apply. And you need every point you can get.


.02?


Yea that would slightly increase your chances and make you slightly more competitive. If the $1,000 doesn't mean anything to you do it. Besides, you don't want a zero in the hundredths place of your GPA, it just looks bad.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Wade LeBosh » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:15 pm

Br3v wrote:
Wade LeBosh wrote:If you have the money then do it. A higher GPA would increase your chances of admission at every school you apply. And you need every point you can get.


.02?


BTW, props on the avatar.... OOOOO YYEEEEAAAAHHHH

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby cinephile » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:18 pm

If you really wanted to raise your GPA, you could delay graduation and take classes in the spring and summer quarters (after you should have finished) and apply the following fall. I generally advocate taking time off before going to law school, but don't think this is the most efficient use of your money (unless the cost of tuition doesn't matter).

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Dany » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:21 pm

Wade LeBosh wrote:If you have the money then do it. A higher GPA would increase your chances of admission at every school you apply. And you need every point you can get.

No. At this point, OP's GPA is probably well below the 25th percentiles of most schools. A slightly higher but still very low GPA won't help them. Instead of wasting time on classes, they need to focus on the LSAT and put that $1,000 to better use (read: on almost anything else).

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Dany » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:22 pm

In case others are reading this thread in the future, I think the one case where slightly raising a low GPA would really help would be a sub-3.0 -> 3.0+ bump.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby youarereadingthis » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:12 pm

Though I did not plan this, (in fact I didn't even remember I took the CC class until years after graduation) it took me from a 3.49 to 3.51. I was shocked to see a higher GPA after the calculation and really lucked out. Even though they are such close numbers, 3.51 just looks better.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby Br3v » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:18 pm

youarereadingthis wrote:Though I did not plan this, (in fact I didn't even remember I took the CC class until years after graduation) it took me from a 3.49 to 3.51. I was shocked to see a higher GPA after the calculation and really lucked out. Even though they are such close numbers, 3.51 just looks better.


I would agree that if it bumps you into the next tenths place it could possibly be worth it. I mean off the bat it says 3.4x or 3.5x.

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Re: Summer school to raise GPA worth it?

Postby bartleby » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:44 pm

my bad, i think i overestimated cost of 1-on-1 prep but it should be at least $100 an hour if i remember correctly. okay and .02 is not worth it for $100, unless you're going from a 3.98-4.00.




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