do firms revoke offers for poor 3L grades?

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do firms revoke offers for poor 3L grades?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:48 am

my firm is quite selective. my 3L gpa is probably bottom 25%, but overall GPA is still top 25%. anyone have any stories about firms revoking offers for poor 3L grades?
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Re: do firms revoke offers for poor 3L grades?

Postby nealric » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:02 am

It happens, but it is rare. In most cases, your grades would have to go into free fall (like going from a 3.6 to a 2.8 ) for them to cause a no-offer on their own. Your summer work product is much more important.

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Re: do firms revoke offers for poor 3L grades?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:07 am

nealric wrote:It happens, but it is rare. In most cases, your grades would have to go into free fall (like going from a 3.6 to a 2.8 ) for them to cause a no-offer on their own. Your summer work product is much more important.

To be honest, going from top 25% to bottom 25% does sound exactly that kind of free fall.

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Re: do firms revoke offers for poor 3L grades?

Postby nealric » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:09 am

To be honest, going from top 25% to bottom 25% does sound exactly that kind of free fall.


OP said they were still in the top 25% overall. It's not great, but a good summer work product will probably overcome it.

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Re: do firms revoke offers for poor 3L grades?

Postby A&O » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:19 am

nealric wrote:It happens, but it is rare. In most cases, your grades would have to go into free fall (like going from a 3.6 to a 2.8 ) for them to cause a no-offer on their own. Your summer work product is much more important.


He's asking about 3L grades and their influence on an already received permanent offer, not 2L grades.

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Re: do firms revoke offers for poor 3L grades?

Postby Sup Kid » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:00 am

It's only 1/2 way through OP's 3L year, and I'm sure the firm only wants to see the final transcript. If he gets bottom-25% again in the spring, then there may be a need to worry, but that would mean that his class rank would fall well below top-25%. Right now, just concentrate on your spring classes, get median or higher, and you'll be fine.

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Re: do firms revoke offers for poor 3L grades?

Postby A&O » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:18 am

Sup Kid wrote:It's only 1/2 way through OP's 3L year, and I'm sure the firm only wants to see the final transcript. If he gets bottom-25% again in the spring, then there may be a need to worry, but that would mean that his class rank would fall well below top-25%. Right now, just concentrate on your spring classes, get median or higher, and you'll be fine.



I guess if you want to play it really safe, you can make this arbitrary line.

But really. No one cares.




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