2.7 Grad school GPA

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2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby jgloster » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:25 pm

I have a crappy undergrad GPA too. But I have a 170 LSAT. How will a 2.7 grad school GPA affect me (public policy-related)?

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby icechicken » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:29 pm

It's usually a bad look to average a B- in grad school but your uGPA is vastly more important.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby sparkytrainer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:30 pm

Your undergrad GPA is what counts, but damn thats a bad grad school GPA given the vast majority of programs give a 4.0 for showing up. That will hurt your application I imagine, but marginally.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby jgloster » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:49 pm

I know, my uGPA was also sub-3.0, so I had no funding for grad school, forcing me to work 40 hours a week and commute from home. Plus there was some difficult coursework and a lot of group projects. Hopefully my LSAT and URM status will make up for it.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby mcmand » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:51 pm

Will the same factors that led to your grad school GPA still be present if/when you get to law school? Grades take on a lot of importance, especially 1L year. Wouldn't want to risk a repeat of that.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby icechicken » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:57 pm

URMs with 170s are rare. You should apply to the better regional schools where you want to practice as well as some T20s and maybe Northwestern. Someone will be willing to pay you a considerable amount of scholarship money for that LSAT, which could put you in a pretty solid position depending on your career goals.

I agree with the above advice, though, that you really should rethink law school if you've had this much academic trouble elsewhere. It's definitely not going to be easier.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby Rigo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:01 pm

2009 join date. All hail.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby jgloster » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm

As long as I can get a full-ride somewhere, I'm set.

And thanks for noticing my 2009 join date! I'm pretty old, just turned 27...

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby Rigo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:43 pm

jgloster wrote:As long as I can get a full-ride somewhere, I'm set.
And thanks for noticing my 2009 join date! I'm pretty old, just turned 27...

TLS old, not real life old.
And splitter cycles are hard to predict. Apply broadly. If you're after a full ride, shoot an app to WUSTL.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby jgloster » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:39 pm

Should I write an addendum for my grad GPA?

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby Rigo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:24 pm

jgloster wrote:Should I write an addendum for my grad GPA?

It sounds like it would be hollow since you also had a bad undergrad GPA.
What would your reason even be?
I wouldn't.

Also, as we've said, grad doesn't really matter so supplemental materials about it seems unnecessary and like app clutter. Furthermore, it would just draw more attention to a negative.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby yyyuppp » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:01 pm

jgloster wrote:Should I write an addendum for my grad GPA?


i had a terrible UGPA (lower than your graduate one). i didn't really have a great excuse besides immaturity and all that. I worked with spivey consulting and was advised to always write an addendum explaining what was up. i did and i got into a t13 (obviously no way to know how it helped or hurt).

i don't know if you having a similarly bad GPA in grad school changes anything, but you should consider speaking to someone besides other law students or prospective law students to make sure you understand what is best for your situation.

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby jgloster » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:54 pm

Yeah, I've asked some real-life law admissions related people, but no one can give me a straight answer because they've never seen anyone with such a low grad GPA. So maybe I'm fucked? :oops:

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Re: 2.7 Grad school GPA

Postby Rigo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:09 pm

jgloster wrote:Yeah, I've asked some real-life law admissions related people, but no one can give me a straight answer because they've never seen anyone with such a low grad GPA. So maybe I'm fucked? :oops:

Your GPA definitely isn't unheard of. Ignore undergrad pre-law advisors.




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