Applying early (October) v Potential increase in GPA

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TDragon
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Applying early (October) v Potential increase in GPA

Postby TDragon » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:41 am

Applying early (October)
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Potential increase in GPA by 2pts (3.3 + 2pts = 3.5) if I apply in late December/January


Q1: I have some classes in fall (which end in Dec) which would boost my GPA by about 2pts however I lose the opportunity to apply early in October (after LSAT score is released). Is applying early worth a potential 2pts loss on my GPA? Is this something I can write an addendum for?

Q2: I haven't applied or even looked at any law school applications. Does LSAC calculate my adjusted GPA and if so, when will I be able to see my adjusted GPA? Or do schools individually calculate my GPA by looking at all my transcripts? I'm not too clear on how this works.

Thanks in advanced

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Re: Applying early (October) v Potential increase in GPA

Postby uchi12 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:07 am

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Re: Applying early (October) v Potential increase in GPA

Postby superbloom » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:35 am

I would apply early. If you're placed on the wait list at a school, inform them that your LSAC GPA has changed in December. They will probably look at your file again. I saw people get off the wait list in January at schools after receiving their improved LSAT score.

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Re: Applying early (October) v Potential increase in GPA

Postby TDragon » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:20 am

superbloom wrote:I would apply early. If you're placed on the wait list at a school, inform them that your LSAC GPA has changed in December. They will probably look at your file again. I saw people get off the wait list in January at schools after receiving their improved LSAT score.


Yeah but its just a shame, would have liked my application to be "full". Im actually going to intern at a law office (possibly for the state) in the spring which wont show up on my application. Would that have an impact on my application or is it not a big deal?

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Re: Applying early (October) v Potential increase in GPA

Postby superbloom » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:22 pm

not a big deal

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Re: Applying early (October) v Potential increase in GPA

Postby cutecarmel » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:46 pm

Early




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