Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

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Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby ihill » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:11 pm

About me:
I started out college as an engineering major at a very difficult school, not realizing that proficiency in high school math and science means nothing in college. As a result I now have a sub 3.0 lsac GPA. It is climbing pretty quickly and will be over 3.0 after next semester as I have changed my course of study to a major which better suits my strengths. By the time I graduate, I will probably have about a 3.2 or 3.3 which is not good enough for my target law schools i.e. T-14 or good regionally placing T1 school.

I'm thinking about adding an extra course a semester (I have 3 left) and 4-6 classes over 2 summers (I can delay the completion of my major until the summer after commencement). I'd like to do some of these at community college. Would this be looked down on as a cheap way to increase my GPA or is the common tls wisdom correct in that law schools don't really care about transcripts?

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Re: Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby Br3v » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:12 pm

ihill wrote:About me:
I started out college as an engineering major at a very difficult school, not realizing that proficiency in high school math and science means nothing in college. As a result I now have a sub 3.0 lsac GPA. It is climbing pretty quickly and will be over 3.0 after next semester as I have changed my course of study to a major which better suits my strengths. By the time I graduate, I will probably have about a 3.2 or 3.3 which is not good enough for my target law schools i.e. T-14 or good regionally placing T1 school.

I'm thinking about adding an extra course a semester (I have 3 left) and 4-6 classes over 2 summers (I can delay the completion of my major until the summer after commencement). I'd like to do some of these at community college. Would this be looked down on as a cheap way to increase my GPA or is the common tls wisdom correct in that law schools don't really care about transcripts?


Lots of people do this, it's ok. And regardless you can get t14 with a 3.2/3

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Re: Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby EvilClinton » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:19 pm

ihill wrote:About me:
I started out college as an engineering major at a very difficult school, not realizing that proficiency in high school math and science means nothing in college. As a result I now have a sub 3.0 lsac GPA. It is climbing pretty quickly and will be over 3.0 after next semester as I have changed my course of study to a major which better suits my strengths. By the time I graduate, I will probably have about a 3.2 or 3.3 which is not good enough for my target law schools i.e. T-14 or good regionally placing T1 school.

I'm thinking about adding an extra course a semester (I have 3 left) and 4-6 classes over 2 summers (I can delay the completion of my major until the summer after commencement). I'd like to do some of these at community college. Would this be looked down on as a cheap way to increase my GPA or is the common tls wisdom correct in that law schools don't really care about transcripts?


It isn't looked down upon at most schools. I got into most of the t14 with a CC on my transcripts.

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Re: Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby dowu » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:29 pm

No. Law schools don't give a shit.

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Re: Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby suralin » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:32 pm

ihill wrote:About me:
I started out college as an engineering major at a very difficult school, not realizing that proficiency in high school math and science means nothing in college. As a result I now have a sub 3.0 lsac GPA. It is climbing pretty quickly and will be over 3.0 after next semester as I have changed my course of study to a major which better suits my strengths. By the time I graduate, I will probably have about a 3.2 or 3.3 which is not good enough for my target law schools i.e. T-14 or good regionally placing T1 school.

I'm thinking about adding an extra course a semester (I have 3 left) and 4-6 classes over 2 summers (I can delay the completion of my major until the summer after commencement). I'd like to do some of these at community college. Would this be looked down on as a cheap way to increase my GPA or is the common tls wisdom correct in that law schools don't really care about transcripts?


You're asking TLS this? :lol:

But yeah, we're right. Law schools don't care where your GPA comes from since it's not counted in the ranking methodology.

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Re: Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby ihill » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:01 pm

Br3v wrote:
ihill wrote:About me:
I started out college as an engineering major at a very difficult school, not realizing that proficiency in high school math and science means nothing in college. As a result I now have a sub 3.0 lsac GPA. It is climbing pretty quickly and will be over 3.0 after next semester as I have changed my course of study to a major which better suits my strengths. By the time I graduate, I will probably have about a 3.2 or 3.3 which is not good enough for my target law schools i.e. T-14 or good regionally placing T1 school.

I'm thinking about adding an extra course a semester (I have 3 left) and 4-6 classes over 2 summers (I can delay the completion of my major until the summer after commencement). I'd like to do some of these at community college. Would this be looked down on as a cheap way to increase my GPA or is the common tls wisdom correct in that law schools don't really care about transcripts?


Lots of people do this, it's ok. And regardless you can get t14 with a 3.2/3


I'm assuming I'll need to get a 170+ on my LSAT though, right?

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Re: Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby ihill » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:42 pm

Suralin wrote:
ihill wrote:About me:
I started out college as an engineering major at a very difficult school, not realizing that proficiency in high school math and science means nothing in college. As a result I now have a sub 3.0 lsac GPA. It is climbing pretty quickly and will be over 3.0 after next semester as I have changed my course of study to a major which better suits my strengths. By the time I graduate, I will probably have about a 3.2 or 3.3 which is not good enough for my target law schools i.e. T-14 or good regionally placing T1 school.

I'm thinking about adding an extra course a semester (I have 3 left) and 4-6 classes over 2 summers (I can delay the completion of my major until the summer after commencement). I'd like to do some of these at community college. Would this be looked down on as a cheap way to increase my GPA or is the common tls wisdom correct in that law schools don't really care about transcripts?


You're asking TLS this? :lol:

But yeah, we're right. Law schools don't care where your GPA comes from since it's not counted in the ranking methodology.


Hahaha duhhhh....Meant to say: "is my understanding of the common wisdom correct?"

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Re: Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby patentlybored » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:45 pm

ihill wrote:
Br3v wrote:
ihill wrote:About me:
I started out college as an engineering major at a very difficult school, not realizing that proficiency in high school math and science means nothing in college. As a result I now have a sub 3.0 lsac GPA. It is climbing pretty quickly and will be over 3.0 after next semester as I have changed my course of study to a major which better suits my strengths. By the time I graduate, I will probably have about a 3.2 or 3.3 which is not good enough for my target law schools i.e. T-14 or good regionally placing T1 school.

I'm thinking about adding an extra course a semester (I have 3 left) and 4-6 classes over 2 summers (I can delay the completion of my major until the summer after commencement). I'd like to do some of these at community college. Would this be looked down on as a cheap way to increase my GPA or is the common tls wisdom correct in that law schools don't really care about transcripts?


Lots of people do this, it's ok. And regardless you can get t14 with a 3.2/3


I'm assuming I'll need to get a 170+ on my LSAT though, right?

Yes, and with the low gpa you wont have a shot at significant scholarships in the t14, so raising your gpa is a good plan either way

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Re: Are cheap ways to boost GPA looked down on?

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:46 pm

ihill wrote:
Br3v wrote:
ihill wrote:About me:
I started out college as an engineering major at a very difficult school, not realizing that proficiency in high school math and science means nothing in college. As a result I now have a sub 3.0 lsac GPA. It is climbing pretty quickly and will be over 3.0 after next semester as I have changed my course of study to a major which better suits my strengths. By the time I graduate, I will probably have about a 3.2 or 3.3 which is not good enough for my target law schools i.e. T-14 or good regionally placing T1 school.

I'm thinking about adding an extra course a semester (I have 3 left) and 4-6 classes over 2 summers (I can delay the completion of my major until the summer after commencement). I'd like to do some of these at community college. Would this be looked down on as a cheap way to increase my GPA or is the common tls wisdom correct in that law schools don't really care about transcripts?


Lots of people do this, it's ok. And regardless you can get t14 with a 3.2/3


I'm assuming I'll need to get a 170+ on my LSAT though, right?

Pretty much

http://myLSN.info/397jwb 170-173/3.0-3.3

http://myLSN.info/sm5txj 165-169/3.0-3.3




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