Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

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Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby womynlover » Mon May 14, 2012 2:27 pm

I just received my second B in college as a junior. Taking summer classes would raise it to a 3.89, so I'd rather focus on the LSAT this summer. Is there a major difference between the two in regards to admissions/scholarships. I would be able to get it up to a 3.9 by the end of the fall semester. But I believe that I would already be applying to LS by then.

I'm also considering the military after college, but I'm not sure they'd accept me because I have a medical condition that may keep me out. Does anyone know how this would affect my admissions? Can I apply and then defer for however many years?

Thanks.

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby stillwater » Mon May 14, 2012 2:29 pm

womynlover wrote:I just received my second B in college as a junior. Taking summer classes would raise it to a 3.89, so I'd rather focus on the LSAT this summer. Is there a major difference between the two in regards to admissions/scholarships. I would be able to get it up to a 3.9 by the end of the fall semester. But I believe that I would already be applying to LS by then.

I'm also considering the military after college, but I'm not sure they'd accept me because I have a medical condition that may keep me out. Does anyone know how this would affect my admissions? Can I apply and then defer for however many years?

Thanks.


The difference is .02.

In all seriousness, probably not. I think you'll be above most 75th percentile GPAs, though every bit counts. Just do as well as you can.

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby womynlover » Mon May 14, 2012 2:45 pm

One more question... Will they look at the grades through junior year or the ones after second semester senior year? Or would it just depend on when I submitted my application?

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby northwood » Mon May 14, 2012 2:46 pm

womynlover wrote:One more question... Will they look at the grades through junior year or the ones after second semester senior year? Or would it just depend on when I submitted my application?



they look at the grades when you submit your application. when you graduate, they look and report your final grade point average.

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby soj » Mon May 14, 2012 2:54 pm

It might matter for Harvard because that's just around its median (3.89 this year).

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby womynlover » Mon May 14, 2012 3:05 pm

^^^^^

I wouldn't really want to pay full price for that. But I'll wait for my lsat first.

Thanks everyone.

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby JohnDorian » Mon May 14, 2012 5:26 pm

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby howlery » Wed May 16, 2012 5:19 pm

For what its worth, you need to have a .007+ for LSAC to round it up. So I think if you have a 3.887 or 3.888 schools will see you as a 3.9.

I haven't verified this with LSAC, just picked it up around TLS recently.

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby Br3v » Wed May 16, 2012 5:20 pm

howlery wrote:For what its worth, you need to have a .007+ for LSAC to round it up. So I think if you have a 3.887 or 3.888 schools will see you as a 3.9.

I haven't verified this with LSAC, just picked it up around TLS recently.


Can anyone verify this?

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed May 16, 2012 5:22 pm

Br3v wrote:
howlery wrote:For what its worth, you need to have a .007+ for LSAC to round it up. So I think if you have a 3.887 or 3.888 schools will see you as a 3.9.

I haven't verified this with LSAC, just picked it up around TLS recently.


Can anyone verify this?


Well a 3.887 rounds up to a 3.89, not a 3.9.

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Re: Is there a difference between a 3.88 and a 3.9

Postby howlery » Wed May 16, 2012 5:54 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Br3v wrote:
howlery wrote:For what its worth, you need to have a .007+ for LSAC to round it up. So I think if you have a 3.887 or 3.888 schools will see you as a 3.9.

I haven't verified this with LSAC, just picked it up around TLS recently.


Can anyone verify this?


Well a 3.887 rounds up to a 3.89, not a 3.9.


er, my B. It was something about needing that 7 for LSAC to round up.




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