jordan15 wrote:redsox wrote:How much does it matter anyway? He has, at best, a 2.65.
+1. Obviously a retroactive withdrawal would be nice but the difference between a 2.65 and a 2.4 is negligible. 2.65 is really low.
At that point, it's less of a GPA issue and more of an issue of an adcomm going:
"Wow, 2.X - I need to look at this transcript. Huh, okay, that's why it's low. But what's with these 3 Fs in a writing course? That doesn't give me much hope that he'll be a good writer..."
So it probably won't make much of a difference, but putting those 3 Fs for writing in context might alleviate fears about his writing skills. Of course, it then creates fears about his maturity/scholastic focus. So a bit of a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.
It's a tough call. They'll be looking at your transcript anyway because of the low GPA, and they'll be accepting you based on your LSAT and in spite of your GPA. You have to ask yourself if you'd rather have them view you as short-sighted/immature, or as a poor writer. I'd probably try to convey maturity in a well-written addendum owning up to the dumb decision so you can alleviate fears on both levels, but that's going to be a Herculean task.