Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

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T14orTradeSchool
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Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby T14orTradeSchool » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:25 am

Thanks.
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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby bimmer11 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:32 am

Classes will count up until your first degree is awarded. IMO the gpa boost would be worth it but there would be a lot of other factors in play, such as cost, etc.

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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby Clearly » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:34 am

Depends on your goals, and lsat. But generally yeah that would be a significant increase for t13 admissions. No one except schools your gpa already precludes you from will care much about gpa padding, and yes write the addendum, but also understand a strong addendum doesn't make up for the number, just explains it.

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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby grumpycat » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:35 am

from what i've learned on here, numbers are the big thing, so anything to increase your numbers is usually a good deal.

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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby T14orTradeSchool » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:46 pm

Yeah, I do understand that. Justification wasn't the word I should've used. *an addendum explaining it.

Thanks for the responses.

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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby TheThriller » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:11 am

When are you planning on taking the lsat?

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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby T14orTradeSchool » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:33 am

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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby TheThriller » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:16 am

T14orTradeSchool wrote:I just started studying for it this summer and originally planned on taking it this October, but I recently decided I won't be applying to law school this cycle so I have a bit of flexibility in terms of when I can take it. Sometime between this October and next June, though.


Do as much as you can without sacrificing studying for the lsat. while a 3.3 is nice, a 170+ is better. I was in the mirror position when I entered by final year and managed pulling my gpa up from a 2.95 to a ~3.2 while studying for the lsat. It may mean staying in when your friends/frat/sorority party. But it's 100% worth it.

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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:25 am

Do whatever is takes to raise your GPA (including all the measures outlined in the OP) while studying to crush the LSAT.

A 3.4 over a 3.0 changes your admissions cycle dramatically, if you can score a 170+ LSAT.

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Re: Should I go to these lengths to increase my GPA?

Postby T14orTradeSchool » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:23 pm

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