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LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby xx7714xx » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:03 am

I know there are already hundreds of posts by people who are concerned about the difference between their UGPA and the LSDAS one. I, however, think I have an entirely original situation.

Straight out of high school, I attended the Culinary Institute of America, my grades from which are pulling my LSDAS GPA down from a 3.94 to a 3.46. Is this situation worth submitting an addendum, and does anyone think it would help? I certainly feel as though my C in Fish Fabrication and my B- in Garde Manger are not really relevant to my performance in law school, but I understand that law schools generally care mainly about the numbers. It does suck though, considering I am not making up for a freshman year as an undergrad that involved no more than drinking and sleeping until late afternoon everyday.

So is this addendum worthy or not, and will it factor in at all?

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Re: LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby IAFG » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:20 am

So CIA has tougher grading than your traditional school? Damn.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby 2014 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:54 am

If ever a GPA addendum was a good idea other than personal or family illness, this seems like the time. It will probably be self apparent to them from looking at your transcript, but I would absolutely throw in a page or so explanation.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby 09042014 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:07 am

You can try. But Fish Fabrication isn't any less relevant than Semiconductor Devices to law school. And they sure as fuck counted that for me.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby xx7714xx » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:47 pm

You can try. But Fish Fabrication isn't any less relevant than Semiconductor Devices to law school. And they sure as fuck counted that for me.


These grades were entirely separate from my undergrad degree. Only two 1.5 credit hour classes transferred to my current university, whereas the credits you earned for Semiconductor Devices most likely counted towards your Bachelors, or were taken in a previous major but were counted as elective credits.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby IAFG » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:50 pm

Addendum-worthy? Probably not, what are you going to say? I am bad at cooking?

Will it change your outcome? Definitely not. Schools have to report your LSDAS GPA whether you have a great or terrible excuse, so they have no real reason to treat you differently on this basis.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby xx7714xx » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:05 pm

Addendum-worthy? Probably not, what are you going to say? I am bad at cooking?

Will it change your outcome? Definitely not. Schools have to report your LSDAS GPA whether you have a great or terrible excuse, so they have no real reason to treat you differently on this basis.

In a word, yes. And I wasn't really bad, I got mainly Bs.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby IAFG » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:08 pm

xx7714xx wrote:
Addendum-worthy? Probably not, what are you going to say? I am bad at cooking?

Will it change your outcome? Definitely not. Schools have to report your LSDAS GPA whether you have a great or terrible excuse, so they have no real reason to treat you differently on this basis.

In a word, yes. And I wasn't really bad, I got mainly Bs.

I mean, it's an interesting thing about you I guess, but since you don't really have a good "excuse" for not having strong grades, and you didn't actually finish the program, it seems like any addendum would mostly just highlight the fact you didn't finish culinary arts school. Seems like a more harm than good situation.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Culinary School

Postby vman21 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:11 pm

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