3.74 versus a 3.75?

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3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby ammcg23 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:11 am

Hi,
I have the chance this summer to take an online class and raise my gpa from a 3.74 to a 3.75 before I apply in the fall. I guess I have this idea that applications are separated into, for instance, a 3.5-3.74 pile and a 3.75+ pile. The class is however expensive so I'm trying to gage whether paying for it this summer is worth it.

So anyone's opinion?
Thank you

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hephaestus
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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby hephaestus » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:13 am

This is a terrible idea.

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby WahooLaw24 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:35 am

No.

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Monochromatic Oeuvre
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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:04 am

In a few years, even gunners will call this guy a gunner.

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby Br3v » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:16 am

Eh idk why everyone is so quick to call you out. Depending on how expensive it is I might do it if I were you, but they don't sort apps into piles like that.

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby seahawk32 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:28 pm

I would have dropped at least 3 grand to be in the three-seven-five pile.

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby mr.hands » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:26 pm

seahawk32 wrote:I would have dropped at least 3 grand to be in the three-seven-five pile.


Yeah. Don't do this

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby seahawk32 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:11 pm

mr.hands wrote:
seahawk32 wrote:I would have dropped at least 3 grand to be in the three-seven-five pile.


Yeah. Don't do this



Absolutely do this.

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby mindarmed » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:02 pm

Get a 175+ on the LSAT

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby Nova » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:06 pm

Can you not do it at a CC to save a lot more money?

If you havnt taken the LSAT, you should probably be spending all your time on that

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Nova wrote:Can you not do it at a CC to save a lot more money?

If you havent taken the LSAT, you should probably be spending all your time on that

Truth. On the LSAT one point actually makes a big difference.

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby 02889 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:09 am

This would be more helpful if you could get yourself up to the 3.78 area, which isn't the case.

I applied with a 3.69 and was constantly frustrated that I couldn't have managed an extra 0.01 somewhere along the line to get the 3.70, but it worked out fine. I think the .74/.75 difference warrants even less stress or attention. As other posters have said, worry more about the LSAT. As much as the extra 0.01 in GPA is bothering you now, knowing you could have answered 1-2 additional questions right to get +1 on the LSAT will bother you even more if you don't feel totally satisfied by your LSAT prep.

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Re: 3.74 versus a 3.75?

Postby jingosaur » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:27 pm

1 point on the LSAT = 0.1 point on your GPA is an okay rule of thumb. I'm at a 3.76 and a 169 has 2 accepts and 33 denials on LSN for UPenn (3.70 to 3.82 GPA range) in the last 6 cycles. A 171 has 26 accepts and 2 denials. And that's literally 2 questions on most LSATs today. 0.01 point on your GPA, relatively speaking, is absolutely meaningless.




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