3.49 vs. 3.5

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tmanthedman
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3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby tmanthedman » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:57 pm

I am taking summer classes (a full load) which will bump my GPA up to 3.49 (currently at 3.46) by August, in time to send in applications this fall.

I have a 170 and planning to ED Penn.

So here's my dilemma. I could take one more summer class (which would be a very very full summer load, but it would get my GPA up to 3.5.

Is a 3.5 any significant advantage in admissions decisions over a 3.49? I just think the 3.5 looks much better on paper. So would it be worth my effort to take this extra class?

Thanks

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Re: 3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:59 pm

tmanthedman wrote:I am taking summer classes (a full load) which will bump my GPA up to 3.49 (currently at 3.46) by August, in time to send in applications this fall.

I have a 170 and planning to ED Penn.

So here's my dilemma. I could take one more summer class (which would be a very very full summer load, but it would get my GPA up to 3.5.

Is a 3.5 any significant advantage in admissions decisions over a 3.49? I just think the 3.5 looks much better on paper. So would it be worth my effort to take this extra class?

Thanks


Is 3.49 your LSAC or UGPA?

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Re: 3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby tmanthedman » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:00 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
tmanthedman wrote:I am taking summer classes (a full load) which will bump my GPA up to 3.49 (currently at 3.46) by August, in time to send in applications this fall.

I have a 170 and planning to ED Penn.

So here's my dilemma. I could take one more summer class (which would be a very very full summer load, but it would get my GPA up to 3.5.

Is a 3.5 any significant advantage in admissions decisions over a 3.49? I just think the 3.5 looks much better on paper. So would it be worth my effort to take this extra class?

Thanks


Is 3.49 your LSAC or UGPA?


3.49 would be my LSAC gpa. Ugpa is about 3.58

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Re: 3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:02 pm

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Re: 3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:50 pm

I think you have a shot ED Penn with 3.49-3.5/170. No, that point will not make a huge difference, since as was mentioned, your below medians either way.

171 would be nice. I second the retake > extra class investment, unless you can take a bunch of credits and get to 3.55 or something.

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Re: 3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:47 pm

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Re: 3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby DaRascal » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:53 pm

Would like to know the answer to this too

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Re: 3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:54 am

I had a 3.49 LSAC GPA and got no money from NYU, while people at 3.5+ with similar LSAT scores got 50K. Doubt it makes any difference for Penn ED though.

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Re: 3.49 vs. 3.5

Postby Typhoon24 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:24 am

This numbers game.




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