GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

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pichu
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GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby pichu » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:40 pm

Hi TLS,

Perhaps the search function (and Google) failed me. I have a resume question for law school applications. Should I include my GPA and LSAT on my resume?

If so, should I include my LSAC GPA or "regular" GPA from my school? Both?

I am just unsure of what to do because the admissions officers will see my GPA and LSAT elsewhere. I don't want to be repetitive.

Good luck on your apps :)

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:41 pm

I would do whichever GPA is higher, and exclude your LSAT score.

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:42 pm

Also, what a nice problem to have..."should I list my GPA as 4.0 or 4.1?". Congrats on the stellar numbers.

pichu
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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby pichu » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:17 pm

Thanks for your opinion, Curious1.

Anyone else have a take on this?

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby neeko » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:50 pm

pichu wrote:Thanks for your opinion, Curious1.

Anyone else have a take on this?



I put my real GPA on my resume. It is also .8 higher than my LSAC GPA.

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby pichu » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:26 pm

neeko wrote:
pichu wrote:Thanks for your opinion, Curious1.

Anyone else have a take on this?



I put my real GPA on my resume. It is also .8 higher than my LSAC GPA.



Is the unanimous opinion ONE GPA and NO LSAT??

Anyone beg to differ?

Please give an explanation. I want my resume to look pretty.

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby murray18 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:34 pm

I agree with that. I wouldnt put two gpa's on there (mainly because they'll already see both, so why keep bringing up the lower one?). Personally I did put my LSAT on my resume because it's probably one of my stronger assets. Also, its a resume for law school, so why not?

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby kahechsof » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:36 pm

should I put my Mensa number on?

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:40 pm

I would list your institutional GPA (ie the GPA your university gave to you) under your college in the education section. I think you should leave off the LSAT, mostly because I can't think of where you'd put it that it wouldn't be out of place.

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby theadvancededit » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:35 pm

You list your school's GPA by your degree, as part of your education description. LSAT scores don't need to be listed, however.

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby medialoop » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:18 pm

I had the same problem, so I just ended up putting my class rank rather than my GPA, since I figured they would see my GPA elsewhere. But that's just me...

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Re: GPA/LSAT on Application Resume??

Postby pichu » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:40 pm

Thanks guys.

It looks like the resume is pretty flexible. I will just put one of my GPAs (LSAC or "normal") and no LSAT.

Let me know if you have a compelling reason to list your LSAT or both GPAs.




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