for a .03-.05 GPA boost, would you?

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lawschoolplease1
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for a .03-.05 GPA boost, would you?

Postby lawschoolplease1 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:23 pm

Hi guys...
So something that's been on my mind...
I currently have a 3.8. I could either apply this cycle, or apply next cycle for a 3.83 or 3.85.
I am looking into HYSC.
I am taking my LSAT this october.
what would you do?

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t-14orbust
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Re: for a .03-.05 GPA boost, would you?

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:26 pm

You haven't even taken the LSAT yet, what are you PTing at? You can't assume you'll be in the running to shoot apps to HYS yet. I suppose you can work on your PS and whatnot, and just wait and see what you get.

I'd say to finish up college, get the highest GPA possible, take a year off and get WE or volunteer experience and apply next cycle. Also, come back when you have an LSAT score

lawschoolplease1
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Re: for a .03-.05 GPA boost, would you?

Postby lawschoolplease1 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:49 pm

i actually have been interning at the same place all throughout college, and even took 2 years off to work here full time. i have a very specific reason for law school. it's just a matter of when i'll apply and go.

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Happy Gilmore
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Re: for a .03-.05 GPA boost, would you?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:43 pm

I would hope everyone has a specific reason to why they want to go to law school. Suppose it means by *very* specific, but it most likely won't overcome numbers. 3.8 and 3.83 isn't a huge difference. It will really come down to your LSAT score

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thewaves
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Re: for a .03-.05 GPA boost, would you?

Postby thewaves » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:11 pm

1 extra point on the LSAT means much more than a .03-.05 boost. study up.

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Re: for a .03-.05 GPA boost, would you?

Postby bp shinners » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:43 am

thewaves wrote:1 extra point on the LSAT means much more than a .03-.05 boost. study up.


Definitely. But taking a year off between undergrad and law school is almost always a good idea, so might as well boost that GPA while getting some post-undergrad work experience.




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