3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

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3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby alexjinye » Mon May 11, 2015 11:50 pm

Hi tls fellows!


My new transcript just came out and luckily I now have a 3.96.
I know that Yale's and Stanford's 75% gpa is 3.97 and I am just 0.01 from it. I can boost to 3.97 by taking a summer course to get an A+.
However, I am leaning toward not taking the course and just stay at 3.96, because taking a summer course would take up my precious LSAT and application preparation time.

Can someone advise me on whether I should take this summer course? How much does it matter in terms of GPA for YS between a 3.96 and a 3.97?

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 11, 2015 11:56 pm

this will not matter at all

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby hairbear7 » Mon May 11, 2015 11:57 pm

Lol no

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby alexjinye » Tue May 12, 2015 12:06 am

LOL! Not at all? That's great!

But I thought LSs care about their 75 percentile for flaunting reasons? :wink:

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby RunnerRunner » Tue May 12, 2015 12:16 am

jbagelboy wrote:this will not matter at all

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby downbeat14 » Tue May 12, 2015 12:20 am

This is hilarious. :D not going to matter one bit!

Focus on the LSAT. That is going to be WAY more important, given how high your GPA already is (and all the time tbh). Good luck!

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby alexjinye » Tue May 12, 2015 12:33 am

Thx guys!

Working on my LSAT right now. good luck to you all!

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue May 12, 2015 1:54 am

Y/S rejects 180/4.0s anyway

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue May 12, 2015 10:00 am

Law school admissions is primarily about medians, not 75th percentile numbers.

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby TasmanianToucan » Tue May 12, 2015 10:04 am

What a nice problem to have! Congrats on all your hard work during undergrad, OP. Good luck on the LSAT!

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue May 12, 2015 10:04 am

You'll be fine

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby strugglebus » Tue May 12, 2015 2:37 pm

GPA 75ths change every year anyway...

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby dwyf » Tue May 12, 2015 3:14 pm

Funny, you make no mention of the potential downside (getting anything less than an A). Granted, you're clearly the kind of student who knows how to rack up As, but there's always the possibility of having a crazy prof or getting sick.

That said, obviously skip the summer class.

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby Auxilio » Wed May 13, 2015 1:40 am

I think YS will keep their LSAT medians but have to drop their GPA a little going into next year anyways.

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed May 13, 2015 1:47 am

Auxilio wrote:I think YS will keep their LSAT medians but have to drop their GPA a little going into next year anyways.


doubt it, why do you think that. they have tiny classes (under two hundred) that means they need literally less than a hundred students with a 3.9 to keep that median

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby Auxilio » Wed May 13, 2015 1:50 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Auxilio wrote:I think YS will keep their LSAT medians but have to drop their GPA a little going into next year anyways.


doubt it, why do you think that. they have tiny classes (under two hundred) that means they need literally less than a hundred students with a 3.9 to keep that median



Sorry by median I meant 75th, I can see them failing to get ~50 people with 3.97+. Not that I would bet a lot, but just furthers the idea that OP should not worry about it.

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby alexjinye » Thu May 14, 2015 6:26 am

Auxilio wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Auxilio wrote:I think YS will keep their LSAT medians but have to drop their GPA a little going into next year anyways.


doubt it, why do you think that. they have tiny classes (under two hundred) that means they need literally less than a hundred students with a 3.9 to keep that median



Sorry by median I meant 75th, I can see them failing to get ~50 people with 3.97+. Not that I would bet a lot, but just furthers the idea that OP should not worry about it.


yea. I see there is always risk not getting an A+ and have my time wasted, so I decided not to take the class anyway.

that being said, why do you think YS may not keep up their 75th gpa? I saw news saying that law school applicants might resurge this cycle.

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby strugglebus » Thu May 14, 2015 1:59 pm

alexjinye wrote:
Auxilio wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Auxilio wrote:I think YS will keep their LSAT medians but have to drop their GPA a little going into next year anyways.


doubt it, why do you think that. they have tiny classes (under two hundred) that means they need literally less than a hundred students with a 3.9 to keep that median



Sorry by median I meant 75th, I can see them failing to get ~50 people with 3.97+. Not that I would bet a lot, but just furthers the idea that OP should not worry about it.


yea. I see there is always risk not getting an A+ and have my time wasted, so I decided not to take the class anyway.

that being said, why do you think YS may not keep up their 75th gpa? I saw news saying that law school applicants might resurge this cycle.

When you're talking about changes of 0.01 in people's GPAs, it makes sense that applicants' GPAs will just fluctuate, making a 75th likely to change. All it takes is for them not to have anyone who happens to have a 3.97 rather than a 3.96 or 3.98 attend (for it to be the 75th %ile, it has to be someone's GPA in the first place)

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby TasmanianToucan » Thu May 14, 2015 2:05 pm

alexjinye wrote:yea. I see there is always risk not getting an A+ and have my time wasted, so I decided not to take the class anyway.

that being said, why do you think YS may not keep up their 75th gpa? I saw news saying that law school applicants might resurge this cycle.

Ah yes, the mythical law school comeback! I dunno, until tuition goes down and employment numbers go up, I don't see how/why it would happen.

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Re: 3.96or3.97 Will Yale/Stanford care?

Postby 071816 » Thu May 14, 2015 2:09 pm

3.96 = fucked beyond belief

3.97 = guaranteed acceptance




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