Distancing from a GPA

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nooooo
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Distancing from a GPA

Postby nooooo » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:53 pm

Does time away from UG help in any significant way from distancing a horrible GPA, and if so, is it negligible or considerable? I know it's a numbers game primarily, but I was curious is this has any bearing on my admission chances. Also, I already know NU is friendly to WE, so I'm asking in a broader sense. I'm also aware an MA GPA is generally inflated (and worthless), but curious if these factors might add up to any ounce of positive leaning toward an applicant.

For those that want my specific numbers / situation to get an idea of what I mean:
2.8 LSDAS GPA, 6 years of WE, Graduated UG '09, MA '11

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Distancing from a GPA

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:57 pm

To the extent it matters it's negligible. Fortunately a 2.8 is plenty to get you into Northwestern if you can score a 170.

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Re: Distancing from a GPA

Postby UnicornHunter » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:06 pm

Look up the poster craigsan18... lowish and old GPA (2.7 or 2.80) but solid LSAT (173), great WE/softs, very solid personal statement, ed UVA and... waitlisted. I'm fairly certain a K-JD would also end up on the WL there with those numbers.

Bottom Line: when it comes to law school admissions, there's almost nothing you can do to get away from your uGPA.

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Re: Distancing from a GPA

Postby IpleadtheFiF » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:41 pm

nooooo wrote:6 years of WE, Graduated UG '09, MA '11


Considering that you only graduated four years ago, can you explain how you have six years of work experience? I'm not trying to be snide, I'm just confused.

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Re: Distancing from a GPA

Postby nooooo » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:00 pm

IpleadtheFiF wrote:
nooooo wrote:6 years of WE, Graduated UG '09, MA '11


Considering that you only graduated four years ago, can you explain how you have six years of work experience? I'm not trying to be snide, I'm just confused.


I worked full time during college. If I counted anytime I worked 32+ hours weekly, it'd be closer to 8 years.




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