Raising College GPA

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Raising College GPA

Postby OutOfTheQuestion » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:27 pm

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby barestin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:38 pm

Take whatever classes you can to pad your GPA, even take easier community college equivalents of your UG's required classes to get higher grades. Also, your academic advisor has no idea what he/she is talking about. The only GPA law schools care about is your LSDAS GPA that just combines and averages out your GPA from your 4yr college and your community college.

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:00 pm

Yes, if you're sure about law school, take nothing but retarded easy classes you know you will get an A in. Polysci/basketweaving/sociology/whatever liberal art major classes usually fit this bill. No one cares what classes you took unfortunately.

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:56 pm

SaintsTheMetal wrote:Yes, if you're sure about law school, take nothing but retarded easy classes you know you will get an A in. Polysci/basketweaving/sociology/whatever liberal art major classes usually fit this bill. No one cares what classes you took unfortunately.
PoliSci is your best bet IMO. Stay away from philosophy unless you know the prof hands out A's.

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby mr.hands » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:52 pm

What's your GPA?

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby lovejopd » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:55 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
SaintsTheMetal wrote:Yes, if you're sure about law school, take nothing but retarded easy classes you know you will get an A in. Polysci/basketweaving/sociology/whatever liberal art major classes usually fit this bill. No one cares what classes you took unfortunately.
PoliSci is your best bet IMO. Stay away from philosophy unless you know the prof hands out A's.

Yes, no philosophy...it was brutal and professors were mean... :mrgreen:

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:02 pm

Undergrad pre-law advisers are almost universally clueless about the current state of law school admissions. The advice I've seen show up on TLS from them has ranged from severely misguided to catastrophically, disastrously wrong.

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby North » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:24 pm

OutOfTheQuestion wrote:Also, an academic advisor once told me that law schools only consider the GPA from your major's course work? This doesn't sound accurate, but I thought I would ask.

It amazes me that people who get paid good money to guide college students through important life decisions can be so consistently and willfully misinformed.

Pre-Law advisors at nearly every university should be replaced by a computer tabbed to TLS.

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:04 pm

lovejopd wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:
SaintsTheMetal wrote:Yes, if you're sure about law school, take nothing but retarded easy classes you know you will get an A in. Polysci/basketweaving/sociology/whatever liberal art major classes usually fit this bill. No one cares what classes you took unfortunately.
PoliSci is your best bet IMO. Stay away from philosophy unless you know the prof hands out A's.

Yes, no philosophy...it was brutal and professors were mean... :mrgreen:
Wasn't brutal or mean for me...but if I had switched from Biochemistry/Molecular Biology to PoliSci instead of to Philosophy, I'm pretty sure I'd have a much higher GPA than a 3.1X right now (I'm also pretty sure I would have been more bored - Philosophy is engaging, just not good for your GPA).

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Re: Raising College GPA

Postby OutOfTheQuestion » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:51 pm

PoliSci is your best bet IMO. Stay away from philosophy unless you know the prof hands out A's.


Yeah, I decided on political science for that reason. I originally wanted to do a PolySci/Economics/Philosophy major that we have at my school, but after reading about the law school admission numbers game, I changed my mind.

What's your GPA?


3.46 through my first year. I definitely recognize I'm going to have to do better than that though. Luckily I'm sure about law school this early, so I haven't dug myself a grave yet.

It amazes me that people who get paid good money to guide college students through important life decisions can be so consistently and willfully misinformed.

Pre-Law advisors at nearly every university should be replaced by a computer tabbed to TLS.


Agreed! This forum has been very helpful, while my advisor has literally only provided me with incorrect information.

Thanks for the reply guys!




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