GPA Addendum - include actual GPA numbers?

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imjustjoking22
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GPA Addendum - include actual GPA numbers?

Postby imjustjoking22 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:58 pm

In my addendum, should I break it down with numbers, or assume that they will have my transcript and know the numbers? The addendum is regarding a very specific year of fail due to my mom's illness/death and my role as her caretaker, and my gpa is something like this:

community college as a HS senior - 3.0
4-year university for a year - 1.0 (as calculated by LSAC, the school had me at a 2.0)
community college + transfer to somewhat more prestigious 4-year university - 3.75 (maybe a bit higher)

So...pretty big difference. This has put me at a 3.3 overall.

(also, anybody want to read it for me?)

ETA: I didn't write anything on the 3.0 as a 17y/o (may have been higher, haven't checked recently) - I was a caregiver at that time as well and working as well, should I add something about that? I assumed since it wasn't "terrible" and I was clearly young that I wouldn't really need to explain it, but I can.
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Re: GPA Addendum - include actual GPA numbers?

Postby Jack Smirks » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:21 pm

I can't wait to read it.

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Re: GPA Addendum - include actual GPA numbers?

Postby imjustjoking22 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:38 pm

Jack Smirks wrote:I can't wait to read it.


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Re: GPA Addendum - include actual GPA numbers?

Postby john1990 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:33 pm

im also interested in reading this. Where will you be posting your gpa addendum?

imjustjoking22
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Re: GPA Addendum - include actual GPA numbers?

Postby imjustjoking22 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:44 pm

john1990 wrote:im also interested in reading this. Where will you be posting your gpa addendum?


I'll PM it!

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Re: GPA Addendum - include actual GPA numbers?

Postby bp shinners » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:37 pm

The addendum is where you make your case for them to view your GPA in a different light. You don't want to make them do the math - do it out yourself.

Feel free to PM it to me if you want someone to send you some notes.

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Re: GPA Addendum - include actual GPA numbers?

Postby imjustjoking22 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:05 pm

I thought it might be helpful to update this and say that I spoke to some admissions people and they told me to include numbers :)




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