reallyyy screwed up

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
gravityrides0
Posts: 552
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:22 pm

reallyyy screwed up

Postby gravityrides0 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:07 pm

So as a low-LSATer, my 4.07 GPA was all I had going for me... I made the DUMBEST mistake and forgot about an assignment in one of my classes, so I am going to be getting two A-'s this term, leaving me with a 3.86 GPA for the semester, and bringing my 4.07 down to at least a 4.06 or 4.05.

I'm not too worried about the overall GPA on my CAS since it's still above a 4.0, but do you think that schools looking at the new transcript will see it as declining performance? (I took one less class than usual too)... Is this going to hurt me in any way, or am I being neurotic?

kaiser
Posts: 2940
Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 11:34 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby kaiser » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:08 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:So as a low-LSATer, my 4.07 GPA was all I had going for me... I made the DUMBEST mistake and forgot about an assignment in one of my classes, so I am going to be getting two A-'s this term, leaving me with a 3.86 GPA for the semester, and bringing my 4.07 down to at least a 4.06 or 4.05.

I'm not too worried about the overall GPA on my CAS since it's still above a 4.0, but do you think that schools looking at the new transcript will see it as declining performance? (I took one less class than usual too)... Is this going to hurt me in any way, or am I being neurotic?


You are being neurotic

User avatar
Davidbentley
Posts: 418
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:49 am

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby Davidbentley » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:09 pm

The latter.

User avatar
booboo
Posts: 1032
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:39 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby booboo » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:09 pm

Probably on the side closer to being neurotic. Above a 4.0 is really all you need, and it serves the same function as being above the 75th percentile.

AriGoldButNicer
Posts: 367
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:19 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:09 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:So as a low-LSATer, my 4.07 GPA was all I had going for me... I made the DUMBEST mistake and forgot about an assignment in one of my classes, so I am going to be getting two A-'s this term, leaving me with a 3.86 GPA for the semester, and bringing my 4.07 down to at least a 4.06 or 4.05.

I'm not too worried about the overall GPA on my CAS since it's still above a 4.0, but do you think that schools looking at the new transcript will see it as declining performance? (I took one less class than usual too)... Is this going to hurt me in any way, or am I being neurotic?

Won't matter. You're still above median for the only schools youcan get into with a sub 170.

gravityrides0
Posts: 552
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:22 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby gravityrides0 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:15 pm

hah, okay, I hope you're all right. I even emailed my teacher after realizing I blanked on this assignment, and he probably would have changed my grade had I had gotten to him yesterday (before submitting grades). Just so pissed that my whole GPA is going down because of a careless error :roll:

AriGoldButNicer
Posts: 367
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:19 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:16 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:hah, okay, I hope you're all right. I even emailed my teacher after realizing I blanked on this assignment, and he probably would have changed my grade had I had gotten to him yesterday (before submitting grades). Just so pissed that my whole GPA is going down because of a careless error :roll:

How low is your LSAT? Odds are 1 pt there would compensate for a full gpa pt.

gravityrides0
Posts: 552
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:22 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby gravityrides0 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:21 pm

165 :oops: ...

User avatar
crumpetsandtea
Posts: 7156
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:57 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:23 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:165 :oops: ...

Dude...how much did you study?

User avatar
mrtoren
Posts: 733
Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:43 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby mrtoren » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:16 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:So as a low-LSATer, my 4.07 GPA was all I had going for me... I made the DUMBEST mistake and forgot about an assignment in one of my classes, so I am going to be getting two A-'s this term, leaving me with a 3.86 GPA for the semester, and bringing my 4.07 down to at least a 4.06 or 4.05.

I'm not too worried about the overall GPA on my CAS since it's still above a 4.0, but do you think that schools looking at the new transcript will see it as declining performance? (I took one less class than usual too)... Is this going to hurt me in any way, or am I being neurotic?

This guy can't be serious.

Moultdog
Posts: 56
Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:48 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby Moultdog » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:51 am

gravityrides0 wrote:So as a low-LSATer, my 4.07 GPA was all I had going for me... I made the DUMBEST mistake and forgot about an assignment in one of my classes, so I am going to be getting two A-'s this term, leaving me with a 3.86 GPA for the semester, and bringing my 4.07 down to at least a 4.06 or 4.05.

I'm not too worried about the overall GPA on my CAS since it's still above a 4.0, but do you think that schools looking at the new transcript will see it as declining performance? (I took one less class than usual too)... Is this going to hurt me in any way, or am I being neurotic?


Seriously? Dude, nothing wrong with A-'s. You have a 4.0...to say there's nothing to worry about is an understatement.

User avatar
Ialdabaoth
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:26 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby Ialdabaoth » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:18 am

You could include a GPA addendum, but it might do more harm than good. I probably wouldn't if I were in your shoes. Congrats on the awesome GPA, and I'm jealous that your school gives A+s :)

I'm actually thinking about including a GPA addendum for my somewhat similar situation. I have a B and a B+ from a high school summer program and a 4.0 at my undergrad, which brings my LSDAS GPA down to a 3.94-3.95. Do you all think an addendum in this situation is a bad idea? TIA!

User avatar
emkay625
Posts: 1839
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:31 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby emkay625 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:22 am

Flame clearly trying to make all the splitters angry....

User avatar
Dany
Posts: 11580
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:00 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby Dany » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:26 am

Ialdabaoth wrote:You could include a GPA addendum, but it might do more harm than good. I probably wouldn't if I were in your shoes. Congrats on the awesome GPA, and I'm jealous that your school gives A+s :)

I'm actually thinking about including a GPA addendum for my somewhat similar situation. I have a B and a B+ from a high school summer program and a 4.0 at my undergrad, which brings my LSDAS GPA down to a 3.94-3.95. Do you all think an addendum in this situation is a bad idea? TIA!

Jesus christ. No. Neither you nor OP should write an addendum.

User avatar
TheWatch
Posts: 88
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:12 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby TheWatch » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:27 am

From what I've read it seems live everyone suggests that the only thing that matters is being above median gpa. i think you'll be ok.

User avatar
Ialdabaoth
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:26 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby Ialdabaoth » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:34 am

Dany wrote:
Ialdabaoth wrote:You could include a GPA addendum, but it might do more harm than good. I probably wouldn't if I were in your shoes. Congrats on the awesome GPA, and I'm jealous that your school gives A+s :)

I'm actually thinking about including a GPA addendum for my somewhat similar situation. I have a B and a B+ from a high school summer program and a 4.0 at my undergrad, which brings my LSDAS GPA down to a 3.94-3.95. Do you all think an addendum in this situation is a bad idea? TIA!

Jesus christ. No. Neither you nor OP should write an addendum.


Don't hate. :) I don't know if the OP is a flame or not, but I had a legitimate concern. I know if sounds neurotic, but I've worked extremely hard in UG, putting in ~60+ hours a week, so it bothers me that a stupid decision when I was 16 is affecting (at least in some small way) my law school applications. I also don't have a stellar LSAT--168--so we (I think I can speak for the OP here) want our GPAs to be as high as possible. (And yes, I'm planning to try to retake before I apply next fall).

bobbyh1919
Posts: 560
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby bobbyh1919 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:37 am

It's late, I think I'm just going to go to bed and hope to wake up realizing that this thread was just a bad dream.

User avatar
clintonius
Posts: 1239
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:50 am

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby clintonius » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:39 am

emkay625 wrote:Flame clearly trying to make all the splitters angry....

Should have been the first and only response.

User avatar
Ialdabaoth
Posts: 240
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:26 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby Ialdabaoth » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:50 am

clintonius wrote:
emkay625 wrote:Flame clearly trying to make all the splitters angry....

Should have been the first and only response.


I don't think this was a flame. I just looked through her post history, and it seems legit.

User avatar
lovejopd
Posts: 548
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:00 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby lovejopd » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:58 am

Even though GPA is well over 75 percentile, I thought higher GPA(3.9 v. 4.1 etc) helps in terms of 'index number' that lines up candidates. Can anyone clarify it?

User avatar
Elston Gunn
Posts: 3444
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:09 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby Elston Gunn » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:40 am

AriGoldButNicer wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:So as a low-LSATer, my 4.07 GPA was all I had going for me... I made the DUMBEST mistake and forgot about an assignment in one of my classes, so I am going to be getting two A-'s this term, leaving me with a 3.86 GPA for the semester, and bringing my 4.07 down to at least a 4.06 or 4.05.

I'm not too worried about the overall GPA on my CAS since it's still above a 4.0, but do you think that schools looking at the new transcript will see it as declining performance? (I took one less class than usual too)... Is this going to hurt me in any way, or am I being neurotic?

Won't matter. You're still above median for the only schools youcan get into with a sub 170.


I know you didn't mean this, but it's really funny to imagine that the schools he couldn't get into might have a 4.06 GPA median.

AriGoldButNicer
Posts: 367
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:19 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:44 am

Elston Gunn wrote:
AriGoldButNicer wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:So as a low-LSATer, my 4.07 GPA was all I had going for me... I made the DUMBEST mistake and forgot about an assignment in one of my classes, so I am going to be getting two A-'s this term, leaving me with a 3.86 GPA for the semester, and bringing my 4.07 down to at least a 4.06 or 4.05.

I'm not too worried about the overall GPA on my CAS since it's still above a 4.0, but do you think that schools looking at the new transcript will see it as declining performance? (I took one less class than usual too)... Is this going to hurt me in any way, or am I being neurotic?

Won't matter. You're still above median for the only schools youcan get into with a sub 170.


I know you didn't mean this, but it's really funny to imagine that the schools he couldn't get into might have a 4.06 GPA median.

I thought he said his lsac gpa is in the 3.8's? If it's 4.06 then yea-no diff.

User avatar
clintonius
Posts: 1239
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:50 am

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby clintonius » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:52 am

Ialdabaoth wrote:
clintonius wrote:
emkay625 wrote:Flame clearly trying to make all the splitters angry....

Should have been the first and only response.

I don't think this was a flame. I just looked through her post history, and it seems legit.

In that case, somebody get the OP a xanax. Jesus.

shoeshine
Posts: 1241
Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 10:58 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby shoeshine » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:57 am

Sadly, you are going to fit in great in law school.

(P.S. "Fit in" means you wont be the only one spending weekends in the library outlining while thinking self loathing thoughts.)

User avatar
Blessedassurance
Posts: 2081
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:42 pm

Re: reallyyy screwed up

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:57 am

It could be worse, you could be at a school where the highest grade is an A.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: azaleafire and 4 guests