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GPA Addendum Q

Postby Capitalist » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:16 pm

So I screwed around my first two years and had a pretty crummy GPA. I completed 80+ hours in my final two years w/ ~3.8 GPA. My LSAC GPA is ~3.3. Would it be inappropriate in a GPA addendum to request that they focus more on my GPA over my final two years instead of my lower LSAC GPA when considering my application?

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Re: GPA Addendum Q

Postby 20130312 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:19 pm

Do you have a solid reason for why this upward trend occured?

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Re: GPA Addendum Q

Postby Capitalist » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:21 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Do you have a solid reason for why this upward trend occured?


Immaturity.

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Re: GPA Addendum Q

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:22 pm

Capitalist wrote:So I screwed around my first two years and had a pretty crummy GPA. I completed 80+ hours in my final two years w/ ~3.8 GPA. My LSAC GPA is ~3.3. Would it be inappropriate in a GPA addendum to request that they focus more on my GPA over my final two years (3.8) instead of my lower LSAC GPA (3.3) when considering my application?

Thanks and good luck to all this admissions cycle!
It depends on the REASON your GPA was bad those first two years. Driving home to be caretaker for a dying parent: yes. Was stupid stupid and immature for two years: no. Was diagnosed with depression/diabetes/leukemia that has since been cured/controlled: yes. Switched majors from physics to basket weaving because it was too hard: iffy.

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Re: GPA Addendum Q

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:23 pm

Capitalist wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Do you have a solid reason for why this upward trend occured?


Immaturity.
I don't think there's any way to frame "it took me two years longer than most people to get my shit together" in a positive way.

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Re: GPA Addendum Q

Postby 20130312 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:23 pm

Capitalist wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Do you have a solid reason for why this upward trend occured?


Immaturity.

Capitalist wrote:immature for two years: no


Credited, no addendum necessary for this.

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Re: GPA Addendum Q

Postby Capitalist » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:24 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Capitalist wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Do you have a solid reason for why this upward trend occured?


Immaturity.
I don't think there's any way to frame "it took me two years longer than most people to get my shit together" in a positive way.


So should I not include an addendum at all or just not ask them to focus more on my GPA my final two years?

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Re: GPA Addendum Q

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Capitalist wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Capitalist wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Do you have a solid reason for why this upward trend occured?


Immaturity.
I don't think there's any way to frame "it took me two years longer than most people to get my shit together" in a positive way.


So should I not include an addendum at all or just not ask them to focus more on my GPA my final two years?
No GPA addendum.




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