AlexGrace wrote:So, my grades are less than stellar... B, B+, B+... and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into what median is? I feel like I must be below median, and I guess I'm wondering if that's a bad place to be at this point, or if it matters less than I feel like it does.
What's your 4th grade?
Penn has cut back to three doctrinal courses for fall semester 1Ls (property was given the nix and is now a spring semester elective).
No one knows for certain, but based on past distributions, the median, while presumably aimed at being a B+, has probably been slightly below (there are usually more discretionary C's than discretionary A+'s in a given course). But in eliminating a doctrinal course, this year's median will probably be closer to 3.33 (or however you/law firms personally calculate GPA, because Penn does not) on the button.
I wouldn't be worried about two B+'s and a B. You're not very far below the median as it is, and after conferencing with professors, you should be able to formulate a game plan and improve come spring exams. And even if you got a repeat of your fall grades, you still probably wouldn't be screwed for the 2L OCI/job hunt season (though obviously, the higher your grades, the better off you're likely to be).
tl;dr: you can/should aim to do better, but there's no reason to panic at this stage.