Waiting for Semester grades to post

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Texan1989
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Waiting for Semester grades to post

Postby Texan1989 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:28 pm

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minnbills
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Re: Waiting for Semester grades to post

Postby minnbills » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:11 am

Apply now!

Applying early is a much bigger advantage than applying later with a slightly higher GPA (especially since you'll probably be below 25% at every school you're applying to anyway.)

Just be sure to submit your new transcript to LSAC right away when it's available.

Good luck!

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Re: Waiting for Semester grades to post

Postby paratactical » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:22 am

I actually might disagree with you minn, but only because some schools have a GPA floor. If I were you, OP, I'd check LSN to see if schools I was interested in had admitted people under 3.0 before and figure out if my LSAC GPA could really end up above that.

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Re: Waiting for Semester grades to post

Postby minnbills » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:05 am

paratactical wrote:I actually might disagree with you minn, but only because some schools have a GPA floor. If I were you, OP, I'd check LSN to see if schools I was interested in had admitted people under 3.0 before and figure out if my LSAC GPA could really end up above that.


Good point. OP, barring a GPA floor- apply.

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Re: Waiting for Semester grades to post

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:07 am

If you apply now, include a note/addendum indicating that your GPA should rise to at least a 3.0 after this semester. Both of the above posters are correct, in my opinion, but a sub-3.0 GPA will garner attention.

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Re: Waiting for Semester grades to post

Postby Texan1989 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:01 am

So my best plan of action is to apply now and include an addendum and then have the grades immediately sent in December?

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Re: Waiting for Semester grades to post

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:38 am

I don't know whether to recommend waiting or applying now because of the obvious competing considerations of early advantage versus below-floor GPA. If you apply now, include a GPA addendum.




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