A possible remedy to the unfairness of GPAs

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
JDndMSW
Posts: 602
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:32 am

Re: A possible remedy to the unfairness of GPAs

Postby JDndMSW » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:16 pm

You are leaving out the people who get fucked the most which are people in actually more difficult majors. This would still fuck them when they are at an UG that has a ridiculous amount of education and social work majors. Also pretty sure there were not class rankings and almost positive no valedictorian, just distinguished honors for GPA. Also yes you bring up the point about transferring schools and what about community colleges?

User avatar
NoodleyOne
Posts: 2358
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 7:32 pm

Re: A possible remedy to the unfairness of GPAs

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:17 pm

Eh, just do away with the A+ and rank them based on the 4.0 scale. That's my only gripe.

User avatar
suralin
better than you
Posts: 15045
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:52 am

Re: A possible remedy to the unfairness of GPAs

Postby suralin » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:36 am

NoodleyOne wrote:Eh, just do away with the A+ and rank them based on the 4.0 scale. That's my only gripe.


Agreed. It's bullshit that you can get an A+/4.33 in a class at some schools but not even have the chance to do so at other schools. It really does make a pretty big difference.

User avatar
sinfiery
Posts: 3308
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:55 am

Re: A possible remedy to the unfairness of GPAs

Postby sinfiery » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:00 am

Gotta get rid of A- too then.

20141023
Posts: 3072
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:17 am

Re: A possible remedy to the unfairness of GPAs

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:29 am

.
Last edited by 20141023 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
cahwc12
Posts: 941
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:49 pm

Re: A possible remedy to the unfairness of GPAs

Postby cahwc12 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:21 am

The best remedy to unfairness of GPAs would be to count it as 0% in the rankings, thereby preempting the need to focus so heavily on it as an admission criterion. Under your rubric, a 4.0 in Gender Studies still beats out a 3.85 in Electrical Engineering.

User avatar
jetsfan1
Posts: 571
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:14 pm

Re: A possible remedy to the unfairness of GPAs

Postby jetsfan1 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:12 am

You are leaving out the people who get fucked the most which are people in actually more difficult majors. This would still fuck them when they are at an UG that has a ridiculous amount of education and social work majors.


Agreed, and like I said, this wouldn't be a fix all. The way it is set up now already screws these people over. Using rank wouldn't fuck them over any less, but it would help people who attend schools that deliberately deflate grades.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cooldog and 10 guests