Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

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Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Barbie » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:57 am

Im taking another year off after earning myBA degree in 2010. I am retaking my 163 lsat score in october, but my gpa will bring me down regardless of my score. Can I take more undergraduate courses at the local school to boost my gpa, or not because.my degree has been granted? My husband is offering to support me financially for the entire year so I have the resources to take the time.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:04 am

They won't count...

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Barbie » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:08 am

Blessedassurance wrote:They won't count...

Why not? What if I added another bachelors degree?

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:11 am

Barbie wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:They won't count...

Why not? What if I added another bachelors degree?


Nothing counts after your first BA confers. If you've graduated, it's too late. Otherwise, everyone would do it.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby brose » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:11 am

I think once you graduate, if you start school again then you only get credit for a certain amount of courses you've taken (say 30 credits - if they're generous). If you need 120 for a bachelors, then it's gonna be a lot more than one year that you're taking off....

I would start by asking the specific school you're thinking about getting the degree at about their credit policies once you've graduated. If this was while you're in school, you could've added as many Bachelors as you wanted to boost the GPA but it changes once you're out.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:14 am

brose wrote:I think once you graduate, if you start school again then you only get credit for a certain amount of courses you've taken (say 30 credits - if they're generous). If you need 120 for a bachelors, then it's gonna be a lot more than one year that you're taking off....

I would start by asking the specific school you're thinking about getting the degree at about their credit policies once you've graduated. If this was while you're in school, you could've added as many Bachelors as you wanted to boost the GPA but it changes once you're out.


It still wouldn't matter. LSAC only counts credits towards the first degree.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Barbie » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:21 am

Bummer. Haunting undergraduate gpa :(. Pointless (but free) one year masters degree ahoy!

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby brose » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:22 am

blowhard wrote:
It still wouldn't matter. LSAC only counts credits towards the first degree.


Ah, that's true.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby CaliforniaGurl » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:57 pm

this is off-topic, but how do people define "fluff course"?

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Samara » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:03 pm

CaliforniaGurl wrote:this is off-topic, but how do people define "fluff course"?

Generally something that is a low-level general elective and less "academic." Phys Ed classes like Bowling are classic fluff.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:06 pm

CaliforniaGurl wrote:this is off-topic, but how do people define "fluff course"?

Something in the liberal arts.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Barbie » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:35 pm

CaliforniaGurl wrote:this is off-topic, but how do people define "fluff course"?


Anything easy that will boost your GPA. I guess it could vary by school to school. At my UG University, Education courses were pretty good ones.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Sentry » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:59 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
CaliforniaGurl wrote:this is off-topic, but how do people define "fluff course"?

Something in the liberal arts.

or anything at a non flagship STTTate school.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby johnnyutah » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:15 am

Sentry wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
CaliforniaGurl wrote:this is off-topic, but how do people define "fluff course"?

Something in the liberal arts.

or anything at a non flagship STTTate school.

Yeah man, Calc III and Organic Chem are cake SUNY-Oswego.

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Re: Should I take fluff courses to boost my gpa?

Postby Samara » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:43 am

Sentry wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
CaliforniaGurl wrote:this is off-topic, but how do people define "fluff course"?

Something in the liberal arts.

or anything at a non flagship STTTate school.

Subtle anti-UCLA trolling.




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