Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

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Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby CCNhopeful » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:34 am

I'm debating whether I should take 2-3 additional classes to boost my projected GPA from 3.35 to 3.4 at graduation. Would it be worthwhile for me to postpone my graduation to the Summer of 2012, despite a new GPA that is still below median?

My target schools are NYU, UPenn & Cornell. What are their GPA floors?

Thanks.

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby westinghouse60 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:34 am

Floors:

NYU-3.35
Penn-3.4
Cornell-3.3

Obviously not absolutes though, how hard or soft a school's GPA floor is varies as well.

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby bdubs » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:36 am

Do you have an LSAT score?

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby CCNhopeful » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:13 am

bdubs wrote:Do you have an LSAT score?


No, probably taking the LSAT in June of 2012. I'm PTing in the 165-170 range right now.

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:16 am

CCNhopeful wrote:
bdubs wrote:Do you have an LSAT score?


No, probably taking the LSAT in June of 2012. I'm PTing in the 165-170 range right now.

gonna need to bring that up a bit to overcome the gpa

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby Curious1 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:27 am

CCNhopeful wrote:I'm debating whether I should take 2-3 additional classes to boost my projected GPA from 3.35 to 3.4 at graduation. Would it be worthwhile for me to postpone my graduation to the Summer of 2012, despite a new GPA that is still below median?

My target schools are NYU, UPenn & Cornell. What are their GPA floors?

Thanks.


Maybe a year gaining some work experience would be more fruitful in the long run and for the big picture.

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby emkay625 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:46 am

I have a 3.23 and graduated in 3 years.

This was a huge mistake on my part.

I'd give an ovary to have a 3.3 instead of a 3.23.

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby CCNhopeful » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:04 am

Curious1 wrote:
CCNhopeful wrote:I'm debating whether I should take 2-3 additional classes to boost my projected GPA from 3.35 to 3.4 at graduation. Would it be worthwhile for me to postpone my graduation to the Summer of 2012, despite a new GPA that is still below median?

My target schools are NYU, UPenn & Cornell. What are their GPA floors?

Thanks.


Maybe a year gaining some work experience would be more fruitful in the long run and for the big picture.


I'll be 24 next year/cycle so I do have some work experience under my belt, nothing spectacular though.

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby CCNhopeful » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:05 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
CCNhopeful wrote:
bdubs wrote:Do you have an LSAT score?


No, probably taking the LSAT in June of 2012. I'm PTing in the 165-170 range right now.

gonna need to bring that up a bit to overcome the gpa


Thanks for the input. Hopefully I can bring my PT scores to the 170+ range by June.

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby igo2northwestern » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:17 am

westinghouse60 wrote:Floors:

NYU-3.35
Penn-3.4
Cornell-3.3

Obviously not absolutes though, how hard or soft a school's GPA floor is varies as well.

actually, it's:

NYU: 3.41
Penn: 3.37
Cornell: 3.32278

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Re: Postponing graduation to boost GPA, but still below median?

Postby thelawyler » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:09 am

igo2northwestern wrote:
westinghouse60 wrote:Floors:

NYU-3.35
Penn-3.4
Cornell-3.3

Obviously not absolutes though, how hard or soft a school's GPA floor is varies as well.

actually, it's:

NYU: 3.41
Penn: 3.37
Cornell: 3.32278


You sure they aren't all 3.1415?




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