Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

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Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby Dustyg3321 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:57 pm

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:59 pm

0.15 off your average for one semester is not a trend. Quit crying and for the love of god, don't include an addendum. It will just make you look neurotic.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby ClarDarr » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:01 pm

Dustyg3321 wrote:I went to a large, Public SEC Member-School for 1.5 years. Hated my life but learned a lot about myself and did extremely well academically (3.86) as an English Major. I transferred to a Top-Ranked Public School with a MUCH more difficult curriculum, and changed my major to Economics. My grades were very similar at first (3.82), but then I took Gen Chem for no reason (3.77) and then had a really mentally trying semester in which I got all A-'s and a B (3.65). I rebounded with a 3.9something last semester and have arrived at a better GPA (3.72). It all averages to about a 3.8. I'm concerned, however, that admissions boards will see this negative grade trend and not really be very happy with it. I literally cried for days when I got that semester of A-'s, and I feel like it's going to be difficult to gloss it over. Should I include an addendum to explain the downward trend or take it on good faith that admissions officers will see the strength of curriculum at my second school and weight that in their decision? I'm not trying to be a prickly pear by posting my numbers, it was just to illustrate. Thanks in advance for your advice!


You're fine. It's not a negative grade trend.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:07 pm

You should write an addendum about how you cried for days about your grades.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby aca0260 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:08 pm

Dustyg3321 wrote:I went to a large, Public SEC Member-School for 1.5 years. Hated my life but learned a lot about myself and did extremely well academically (3.86) as an English Major. I transferred to a Top-Ranked Public School with a MUCH more difficult curriculum, and changed my major to Economics. My grades were very similar at first (3.82), but then I took Gen Chem for no reason (3.77) and then had a really mentally trying semester in which I got all A-'s and a B (3.65). I rebounded with a 3.9something last semester and have arrived at a better GPA (3.72). It all averages to about a 3.8. I'm concerned, however, that admissions boards will see this negative grade trend and not really be very happy with it. I literally cried for days when I got that semester of A-'s, and I feel like it's going to be difficult to gloss it over. Should I include an addendum to explain the downward trend or take it on good faith that admissions officers will see the strength of curriculum at my second school and weight that in their decision? I'm not trying to be a prickly pear by posting my numbers, it was just to illustrate. Thanks in advance for your advice!


Your name is Dusty? It all makes sense.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby North » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Dustyg3321 wrote:I'm not trying to be a prickly pear
Lol, adorable.

3.8 + Study for the LSAT = Profit.

Dustyg3321 wrote:I literally cried for days when I got that semester of A-'s
You are going to have a fantastic time in Law School.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby twenty » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:23 pm

You should probably start crying again, since your whoopsie puts you under the GPA median at HYS + Chicago.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby TMC116 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:24 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:You should probably start crying again, since your whoopsie puts you under the GPA median at HYS + Chicago.


And UVA.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby Dustyg3321 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:55 pm

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:18 pm

Dustyg3321 wrote:Thank you to all who offered their advice. I wasn't really considering the addendum, was really just hoping to get insight about the admissions perspective on this situation. As we all know, nuances in grades can be significant factors in the top law school process. I apologize for appearing high strung.
Not really, no. Minor tiebreakers at the most.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby Dustyg3321 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:19 pm

Cut me some slack, lol.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby North » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:32 pm

Dustyg3321 wrote:Cut me some slack, lol.
That's TLS culture. Stick around, you'll get used to it.

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:38 pm

We're just pestering you. Stick around. ;)

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Re: Transferred in Undergrad, Negative Grade Trend

Postby Dustyg3321 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:16 pm

haha alright, I will




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