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gpa difference worth the money

Postby jbates14 » Sun May 06, 2012 3:30 pm

Is the difference between a 3.35 and 3.41 worth 3,000 dollars? I have the opportunity to take some summer courses that would boost my gpa, but not sure if it is worth it or not.

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Re: gpa difference worth the money

Postby Jacky D. » Sun May 06, 2012 3:33 pm

Depends on your financial situation and if your GPA is already where it needs to be for where you want to be. If 3.4 is your target school's median and you have money to spare, it might be worth it to put you on the right side of the median. That being said, though... probably not. It's just .06 points.

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Re: gpa difference worth the money

Postby Ruxin1 » Sun May 06, 2012 3:33 pm

jbates14 wrote:Is the difference between a 3.35 and 3.41 worth 3,000 dollars? I have the opportunity to take some summer courses that would boost my gpa, but not sure if it is worth it or not.


What year in UG are you in?

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Re: gpa difference worth the money

Postby jbates14 » Sun May 06, 2012 3:37 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:
jbates14 wrote:Is the difference between a 3.35 and 3.41 worth 3,000 dollars? I have the opportunity to take some summer courses that would boost my gpa, but not sure if it is worth it or not.


What year in UG are you in?


I just finished my junior year, but want to apply early in the upcoming cycle. Im not taking the LSAT till June so I won't know my score until then. I just thought even though its only .06, a 3.4X looks better than 3.3X

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Re: gpa difference worth the money

Postby emkay625 » Sun May 06, 2012 3:40 pm

I vote do it. Plus take an easy full load in the fall and send an updated transcript in December.

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Re: gpa difference worth the money

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun May 06, 2012 4:55 pm

If it is not a significant financial burden for you, it's definitely worth it, especially if you're looking at schools with 3.4 medians.

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Re: gpa difference worth the money

Postby bartleby » Sun May 06, 2012 4:59 pm

why spend the 3k when you can take online summer school classes from credited schools for 10x cheaper

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Postby bk1 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:08 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:If it is not a significant financial burden for you, it's definitely worth it, especially if you're looking at schools with 3.4 medians.

I'm fairly sure most schools with 3.4 medians are bad ideas.

That being said it might help for schools with 3.4 floors, but I have no idea if schools like that exist.

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Postby jbates14 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:26 pm

I am not looking at schools with 3.4 medians. My dream school is NYU, I figured that with the jump from a 3.3 to a 3.4 I increase my chances some.

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Postby Jacky D. » Sun May 06, 2012 5:28 pm

jbates14 wrote:I am not looking at schools with 3.4 medians. My dream school is NYU, I figured that with the jump from a 3.3 to a 3.4 I increase my chances some.


A 3.4 would be helpful, but (if you aren't URM) it's going to take a strong LSAT (172+) to get NYU.

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Re: gpa difference worth the money

Postby Samara » Sun May 06, 2012 6:08 pm

bk1 wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:If it is not a significant financial burden for you, it's definitely worth it, especially if you're looking at schools with 3.4 medians.

I'm fairly sure most schools with 3.4 medians are bad ideas.

That being said it might help for schools with 3.4 floors, but I have no idea if schools like that exist.

I would say that Columbia and UChi have a floor around 3.4, as well as UT/UCLA/USC.

OP is right at the approximate floor for NYU, so it could help to get up over 3.4 if the $3000 isn't too much of a burden.

Of course, it still requires a killer LSAT. Good luck, OP!




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