How to highlight a big turn around in grades?

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scretcher
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How to highlight a big turn around in grades?

Postby scretcher » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:58 pm

Hello there,

I'm sure many people have or have had the same problem as me, so I thought I'd post to see what you all did or are going to do.

Due to my own poor decisions, my average gpa from my first quarter of college, fall 2008, to fall 2010 (7 quarters) was a 3.1. However, I turned it around in winter 2011 and held a 3.96 average over my 5 remaining quarters. I finished in spring 2012 with just over a 3.5 overall.

Where in my application should I address this, if at all?

Thanks in advance!

albanach
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Re: How to highlight a big turn around in grades?

Postby albanach » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:15 pm

scretcher wrote:Hello there,

Where in my application should I address this, if at all?

Thanks in advance!


One paragraph addendum. It's very unlikely to make a difference to your cycle.

Your GPA isn't too low. Simply do well on the LSAT and you'll be fine.

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Re: How to highlight a big turn around in grades?

Postby Yardbird » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:48 pm

albanach wrote:
scretcher wrote:Hello there,

Where in my application should I address this, if at all?

Thanks in advance!


One paragraph addendum. It's very unlikely to make a difference to your cycle.

Your GPA isn't too low. Simply do well on the LSAT and you'll be fine.
+1, though you are out at HYSB and likely out at CCN unless you can get 172+ on the LSAT. You should be good at most other schools with an above median LSAT.




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