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Helicio
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GPA on resume

Postby Helicio » Wed May 16, 2012 5:46 pm

Do we include our LSDAS GPA or undergrad GPA? Thanks.

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Jacky D. » Wed May 16, 2012 5:56 pm

If your GPA is something worth putting on your resume, you probably got some Latin honors, right? That goes on a resume, but the actual number seems out of place to me.

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Helicio » Wed May 16, 2012 5:57 pm

Jacky D. wrote:If your GPA is something worth putting on your resume, you probably got some Latin honors, right? That goes on a resume, but the actual number seems out of place to me.


So take it off the resume?

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Nova » Wed May 16, 2012 6:00 pm

My roommate has a 3.0 but puts "3.7 in upper divisional required courses" on his resume. lulz.

Assuming your talking about the Resume you send to law schools... I would put the LSAC GPA. In all other instances, I would forget LSAC GPA exists.

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Ludo! » Wed May 16, 2012 6:12 pm

I put my university GPA on my resume because it's much better than my LSAC GPA

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed May 16, 2012 6:16 pm

I left mine off because it wasn't something I wanted to highlight. It's standard to have either your lsdas gpa, reg gpa, or both listed.
Don't put "4.0 in the last 60 hours" of whatever. They have your gpa already. You aren't fooling anyone.

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Helicio » Wed May 16, 2012 6:48 pm

Nice I'll put my LSDAS GPA.

Thanks guys.

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 16, 2012 6:54 pm

I put my school GPA, even though it was .03 lower than my LSDAS GPA, just because I had it listed with my undergrad school and degree.
Podunk State University, B.S. cum laude in Environmental Engineering, March 2002. GPA 3.53
I figured it didn't make any sense to put my LSDAS GPA on that line, since I didn't graduate from the State U with the LSDAS GPA.

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Helicio » Sat May 19, 2012 7:49 pm

I just calculated my LSDAS GPA and it is a 4.2. Just curious as to whether this will help me in admissions more than a 4.0 would.

Thanks!

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Helicio » Sat May 19, 2012 7:51 pm

Technically it is a 4.19. Does LSDAS round up?

Thanks!

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Nova » Sat May 19, 2012 8:12 pm

They round to the nearest hundredth

Amazing gpa!!

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Helicio » Sat May 19, 2012 8:13 pm

Nova wrote:They round to the nearest hundredth

Amazing gpa!!


Nooooooo the nearest tenth looks better!

Thanks man! The 23432423423423534534s of hours in the library paid off

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Helicio » Sat May 19, 2012 8:17 pm

But to reiterate, will it help beyond what a 4.0 would?

Thanks!

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Re: GPA on resume

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby lovejopd » Sat May 19, 2012 9:10 pm

Helicio wrote:But to reiterate, will it help beyond what a 4.0 would?

Thanks!

Great GPA Man~! Mine is a bit lower than your stellar GPA!!(4.1+).

I think having above 4.0 helps a bit when I take a look at the LSN numbers/charts/graphs.
You probablly heard that each school has a different formula(Index Number) to rank applicants based on LSAT and GPA. So you are at least marginally better than someone with the same LSAT score as yours with a lower GPA as you are ranked higher anyway! I still don't know whether a law school admission officers start to review the applications from Higher Index Number to Lower Index Number. However, having a great GPA could boost your chance at getting scholarship money as well.

Kudos to your GPA again :D

p.s. I put LSDAS GPA on resume

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Applying_Late » Sat May 19, 2012 9:26 pm

If your GPA is good, yes put it on. And f*ck LSDAS gpa, just put your original gpa (unleas lsdas gave you a higher gpa). LSDAS is a bunch of admin bs and no one outside of law admiss is interested. Is this a serious question?

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Re: GPA on resume

Postby Helicio » Sat May 19, 2012 10:10 pm

lovejopd wrote:
Helicio wrote:But to reiterate, will it help beyond what a 4.0 would?

Thanks!

Great GPA Man~! Mine is a bit lower than your stellar GPA!!(4.1+).

I think having above 4.0 helps a bit when I take a look at the LSN numbers/charts/graphs.
You probablly heard that each school has a different formula(Index Number) to rank applicants based on LSAT and GPA. So you are at least marginally better than someone with the same LSAT score as yours with a lower GPA as you are ranked higher anyway! I still don't know whether a law school admission officers start to review the applications from Higher Index Number to Lower Index Number. However, having a great GPA could boost your chance at getting scholarship money as well.

Kudos to your GPA again :D

p.s. I put LSDAS GPA on resume


Me too. Sounds good. Just want to do well on the LSAT so I can keep my options open.

Good luck to all of you, and (as always) thanks for the help!




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