GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:06 pm

ya, now i just need to kill the lsat and i should be good, err... ok to go... How many hours does everyone here put into studying daily/weekly? im signed up for the June lsat and i made a schedule to study, but after i do 4-6 LG's im beat and call it quits for the day (im currently finishing my LG portion of studies). I guess i just need to dedicate myself and stay focused, but easier said than done, amirite...

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Re: GPA boosting classes

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:07 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:alright, although, it will cost me $7....my meal for the day

do most schools charge for transcripts??

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:12 pm

Just take classes that you've "taken" before. Works really well for math based classes since math is all the same. As a social sci major at my UG, my math breath requirements were satisfied by my passing of the Calculus AB and BC exams in high school. I took those classes anyway and got two free As. Did the same thing for American History and government.

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Postby ManoftheHour » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:12 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:alright, although, it will cost me $7....my meal for the day

do most schools charge for transcripts??


Mine does. :[

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Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:14 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:alright, although, it will cost me $7....my meal for the day

do most schools charge for transcripts??


mine too... although now that i think about it, i believe you get the first one free.

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:16 pm

How much documentation did your UG need to allow for the withdrawal? Just curious.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:20 pm

Well i just needed to provide them with a "brief and simple summary of the events that occurred with dates," granted I asked for a retroactive medical withdrawal because i was in a coma for a week, so i sent them 1 page from my neurologist confirming what i had told them and within 3 hours i got an email saying i was approved.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:26 pm

mvonh001 wrote:Well i just needed to provide them with a "brief and simple summary of the events that occurred with dates," granted I asked for a retroactive medical withdrawal because i was in a coma for a week, so i sent them 1 page from my neurologist confirming what i had told them and within 3 hours i got an email saying i was approved.


They let you withdraw from the semester due to that one week? Nice. Sorry about the coma though obviously :(

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:32 pm

well yea, followed by 3 months of physical therapy, lol but i was surprised as much as you because it happened april 1st and the semester ended april 27th...

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:34 pm

mvonh001 wrote:well yea, followed by 3 months of physical therapy, lol but i was surprised as much as you because it happened april 1st and the semester ended april 27th...


Very legit. I'm applying for one now. It happened like a year and half ago though so I don't know if it's too far removed but I have a really reason with lots of documentation so I think it'll happen.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:14 pm

my semester in question was spring 2011... so i think you have a chance. GL with it.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:30 pm

I'm having a new dilema, After some consideration, I have determined that it might be too much for me to take 30 credits over the summer, So now my question is as follows. Will taking 18 credits and getting straight A's (bringing my GPA up to a 3.39) be much worse than taking 30 credits and, lets assume i get 8 classes with A's and 2 with B+s (thus bringing my gpa up to 3.42)? There would be substantially more work in the latter option, i can only assume. Or even taking 30 credits and getting straight A's bringing my GPA up to a 3.45

I want to go to Penn btw... but would be happy at Gtown, UCLA, USC.
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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:32 pm

I'm doing 30 summer credits. It's more work but seeing yourself hop the extra number on your GPA (3.3-->3.4x) will feel awesome.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:35 pm

are you doing any of them online? I plan on doing the majority of mine online. IDK if that is a good idea or not, but i dont want to drive down to my cc when i will have to go to my standard university same time and shit.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:37 pm

mvonh001 wrote:are you doing any of them online? I plan on doing the majority of mine online. IDK if that is a good idea or not, but i dont want to drive down to my cc when i will have to go to my standard university same time and shit.


Almost all of them lol

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:40 pm

ya, and did you pick ur classes based off of the ratemyprofessor easiness ranking system lol cause i did.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:41 pm

mvonh001 wrote:ya, and did you pick ur classes based off of the ratemyprofessor easiness ranking system lol cause i did.


Absolutely. Ratemyprofessor and subjects I know very well.

That's the way man. Best of luck.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:43 pm

Online classes are definitely the way to go. Usually, you can see when everything is due and exactly how hard the material is. 5 research papers due in 2 months? Drop that shit. 3 message board posts and a 500-word essay? Stick around.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:00 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Online classes are definitely the way to go. Usually, you can see when everything is due and exactly how hard the material is. 5 research papers due in 2 months? Drop that shit. 3 message board posts and a 500-word essay? Stick around.



O ya, definitely the way to go then.

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Re: GPA boosting classes - Should i take 'em?

Postby jas1503 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:36 pm

Wormfather wrote:
mvonh001 wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Online classes are definitely the way to go. Usually, you can see when everything is due and exactly how hard the material is. 5 research papers due in 2 months? Drop that shit. 3 message board posts and a 500-word essay? Stick around.



O ya, definitely the way to go then.


There's some online mill that student athletes use, cant remember the name.

Ashford University?




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