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How to explain grade drop

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:57 pm

Transferred to T14. Was at a TTT. Was at Top about 7 percent of my class after fall. Dropped to top 20% after spring. Will be interviewing with V10 and V20s at loyola patent fair. How do I explain the drop? I worked my ass off but I guess it just wasn't my semester.

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Re: How to explain grade drop

Postby fxb3 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:17 pm

How do I explain the drop?


You don't. 7% to 20% is not enormous. As an interviewer, I think I would mentally see you as a "Top 15-20% student" with those grades, and that's accurate. There's a temptation to see yourself as special because you tell yourself that you're "capable" of the highest grades, but the truth is, everyone in the top 1/5 of the class has a couple of outstanding grades.

Don't sweat it too much and do not try to explain your way out of it, is my advice.

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Re: How to explain grade drop

Postby rpupkin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Transferred to T14. Was at a TTT. Was at Top about 7 percent of my class after fall. Dropped to top 20% after spring. Will be interviewing with V10 and V20s at loyola patent fair. How do I explain the drop? I worked my ass off but I guess it just wasn't my semester.

Just to clarify: you dropped from top 7% to top 20% at your TTT, and you're going to be a 2L at a T14 in the Fall?

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Re: How to explain grade drop

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:00 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Transferred to T14. Was at a TTT. Was at Top about 7 percent of my class after fall. Dropped to top 20% after spring. Will be interviewing with V10 and V20s at loyola patent fair. How do I explain the drop? I worked my ass off but I guess it just wasn't my semester.

Just to clarify: you dropped from top 7% to top 20% at your TTT, and you're going to be a 2L at a T14 in the Fall?


Sounds like GeorgeTTTown TTTransfer

OP what is ur tech background.


OP here: I'm a GULC transfer. I'm BioChem. Currently have a 1L SA @ V100 and working with IP group that focuses on BigPharma.

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Re: How to explain grade drop

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:02 pm

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Transferred to T14. Was at a TTT. Was at Top about 7 percent of my class after fall. Dropped to top 20% after spring. Will be interviewing with V10 and V20s at loyola patent fair. How do I explain the drop? I worked my ass off but I guess it just wasn't my semester.

Just to clarify: you dropped from top 7% to top 20% at your TTT, and you're going to be a 2L at a T14 in the Fall?


Was admitted EA luckily

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Re: How to explain grade drop

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:03 pm

fxb3 wrote:
How do I explain the drop?


You don't. 7% to 20% is not enormous. As an interviewer, I think I would mentally see you as a "Top 15-20% student" with those grades, and that's accurate. There's a temptation to see yourself as special because you tell yourself that you're "capable" of the highest grades, but the truth is, everyone in the top 1/5 of the class has a couple of outstanding grades.

Don't sweat it too much and do not try to explain your way out of it, is my advice.


I appreciate the advice fxb3

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Re: How to explain grade drop

Postby rpupkin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Transferred to T14. Was at a TTT. Was at Top about 7 percent of my class after fall. Dropped to top 20% after spring. Will be interviewing with V10 and V20s at loyola patent fair. How do I explain the drop? I worked my ass off but I guess it just wasn't my semester.

Just to clarify: you dropped from top 7% to top 20% at your TTT, and you're going to be a 2L at a T14 in the Fall?


Sounds like GeorgeTTTown TTTransfer

OP what is ur tech background.


OP here: I'm a GULC transfer. I'm BioChem. Currently have a 1L SA @ V100 and working with IP group that focuses on BigPharma.

I hope you don't mind if I'm a little blunt: if you didn't have the BioChem/patent thing going on, you would be pretty fucked. The vast majority of big law firms are going to pass on a student who was only top 20% at a TTT as a 1L. It would be the overall class rank, not the grade drop, that would kill you. They'll think GULC shouldn't have admitted you.

BUT....you're BioChem. You've already got a 1L SA with an IP group. You're very likely fine.




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