Berkeley grades for transfer admission

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Berkeley grades for transfer admission

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:59 pm

How would admissions committees evaluate Boalt grades? Do they actually use the HH (top 10%)/H (next 30%)/P (bottom 60%) = 5.0/3.0/2.0 GPA conversion that is used for clerkships? I have not seen a shred of solid data on this.

At OCI, big law firms just look at the number of H/HH, and if there are enough, give you a callback. They don't use the GPA conversion: someone with all H's is a MUCH better candidate than someone with just a few HH's and the rest P's, though the GPA would say otherwise.

My grades would be top 15% under the traditional grading system, but are merely top 25% at Boalt using this conversion because the curve that obscures achievement (a very high H is penalized at Boalt). Like many others at Boalt, I want to transfer to Y/H.

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Re: Berkeley grades for transfer admission

Postby solucky » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:28 pm

Same question. Any insights?

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Re: Berkeley grades for transfer admission

Postby mvp99 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:39 pm

and a very low H is given even though it should be a B+ at best.. how do u know yours was an high H?

edit. not saying the hh h p system wouldnt lead to different conclusions...

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