3.49 vs 3.5 LSDAS GPA?

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3.49 vs 3.5 LSDAS GPA?

Postby Bhaal » Sat May 23, 2015 10:58 pm

Hello, I managed to screw up a couple finals and just missed the mark. I just finished my junior year, did some calculations, and my LSDAS GPA for this upcoming fall semester and application cycles will be a 3.49. I haven't yet taken my LSAT and I know the absolute difference between a 3.49 and a 3.5 isn't much, but is that distinction at all important to the likes of NYU, Cornell, Chicago, UVA, etc.? I could still take a couple online summer classes and boost it past that 3.5 if I need to, but I don't want to bother unless it'll make any real difference in my shots at admission or maybe even scholarship money. What do you guys think? Thank you.

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Re: 3.49 vs 3.5 LSDAS GPA?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat May 23, 2015 11:03 pm

Negligible unless it's the difference between being above/below the school's median.

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Re: 3.49 vs 3.5 LSDAS GPA?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 24, 2015 3:36 pm

Doesn't matter

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Re: 3.49 vs 3.5 LSDAS GPA?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun May 24, 2015 5:38 pm

As stated above, the most important concern is how your GPA relates to the median GPA at a particular law school. Nevertheless, for the law schools mentioned in your post, it would be better to raise your GPA as much as possible with the summer courses because a 3.49 & a 3.50 are low (bottom 25th%) for Chicago, Cornell, Virginia & NYU.

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Re: 3.49 vs 3.5 LSDAS GPA?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun May 24, 2015 8:53 pm

Screwed me over for scholarships at NYU a few years back but unlikely to matter.

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Re: 3.49 vs 3.5 LSDAS GPA?

Postby Auxilio » Sun May 24, 2015 11:26 pm

The only non-median number that matters is 2.99 to 3.0.

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Re: 3.49 vs 3.5 LSDAS GPA?

Postby LawsRUs » Mon May 25, 2015 5:58 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Doesn't matter



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