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If you study abroad for a semester, I don't think you need to submit the transcript (assuming you're in the US/Canada and the program was sponsored by your home university). Or does your school list grades from exchange programs on your home transcript?
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RedShift wrote:I studied abroad one semester and I got a C+ in one of the classes. It doesn't sound significant, but before that I had all As and 2 B+s, and it lowered my GPA by .08 (assuming current grades for this semester hold through finals). The difference between 3.9 and 3.82 seems big in my eyes, especially when it takes me from 75th to 25th percentile for my target schools.
Would it be stupid to write an addendum for it? The culture shock + the different teaching method + only one graded assignment for the whole semester got me this grade that is clearly different from the rest of my record. It's not even for either of my majors - my GPA is over 3.9 in both of those.
I just really want to get into a T-6 and my LSAT is only 172 (hoping to retake), so I need everything I can get.
I honestly think it makes you sound like you're making excuses. I know what you're feeling though. I got all As too except for one C+ in undergrad. I think your transcript speaks for itself. Clearly the one class wasn't indicative of your performance as you did very well in everything else. I think adcoms would be turned off by an addendum for just one class, unless you got an F in it, or an XF for academic misconduct.
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RedShift wrote:FlyHigh wrote:If you study abroad for a semester, I don't think you need to submit the transcript (assuming you're in the US/Canada and the program was sponsored by your home university). Or does your school list grades from exchange programs on your home transcript?
Yeah, they do list them. Unfortunately, they don't list the transferred classes I took one summer at a county college (and got all As in). It seems kind of silly and arbitrary, but that's how it is.
Not 100% sure based on this description, but you should probably submit that CC transcript.
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