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Postby timfa » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:50 pm

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:53 pm

No addendum for a 3.79.

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You ass.

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Postby timfa » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:54 pm

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby Ozymandias » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:54 pm

No. They can see you graduated in three years, and "the first year of neuroscience was hard" isn't a legitimate reason for an addendum.

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:55 pm

You think you are the only one who took Calc 1, Physics I, II and basic chemistry?

Writing that addendum should hurt your chances, but who knows what it would actually do.

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby bp shinners » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:56 pm

OP10010 wrote:Redacted at OP's request.


For posterity -

If you're reading this for some reason, don't write an addendum for having a hard course load or an upward trend when your GPA is 3.75+. If you want to get a difficult course load into your application, have a professor mention it in a Letter of Recommendation. If you majored in a hard science, that doesn't give reason for a diversity statement.
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Postby timfa » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:58 pm

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:59 pm

timfa wrote:i look at it as a type of intellectual diversity


It's almost like you want me to say mean things to you.

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby Ozymandias » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:01 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
timfa wrote:i look at it as a type of intellectual diversity

It's almost like you want me to say mean things to you.

:lol:

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby timfa » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:06 pm

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:09 pm

The best thing about this thread is the return of Harvey.

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby Colonel Angus » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:10 pm

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:42 pm

You will fit right in at Harvard, OP.

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby mr.hands » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:14 pm

You sound like an ass. Stop

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby JohnV » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:23 pm

No need for an addendum. They will see your classes and your grades including your upward trend and the fact, they've seen it all before. Don't irritate them by making them read something they already know.

Advice more or less directly from Anna Ivey's guide.

EDIT: This post wasn't that bad... he had a concern because his GPA is below the median for the schools he wanted to go to and was a little naive about the application process. You guys are so quick to join in on the feeding frenzy. How does it turn out that the presumptive asshole (not that the OP was, in this case) in the OP is consistently out-assholed by the rest of the posters?

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Re: Graduated in 3 years, 1 year was pre-med - addendu for 3.79?

Postby expelliarmus » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:17 am

I would write an addendum only when there is a true family emergency/medical situation, etc.
However, I think your situation is just one of the generic situations, and writing an addendum will only show that you are not so strong in some academic areas.

And they can see they you graduated in three years from your transcript.




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