GPA Weight

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mjsjr
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GPA Weight

Postby mjsjr » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:06 pm

I recently graduated from a medium-sized, mid-east, State University with a 4.0 GPA. My school is often recognized to pretty solid in a number of academic disciplines, but I'm nervous that because it's not a Harvard, NYU, or even Ohio State-- though it's of similar caliber academically, my opinion-- my GPA is going to be less impressive. Can anyone offer some insight into how GPAs are viewed from the perspective of law school admissions boards? I know one's GPA is one of two crucial factors, but I'm unsure of how GPAs from various schools are evaluated.

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Re: GPA Weight

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:08 pm

Short answer: doesn't matter. It miiiiiiiight be a tiebreaker between two otherwise identical applicants.

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Re: GPA Weight

Postby xylocarp » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:36 pm

Yeah, it basically won't matter. Have you taken the LSAT yet?

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Re: GPA Weight

Postby mjsjr » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:30 pm

In short, no, I haven't taken the LSAT. I was going to sit for a December test about halfway through my Junior year of my undergraduate degree until I realized that would be a huge mistake given my GPA at that point and the potential I had to fully prepare for the LSAT. I was studying around 4-5 hours every other day at that point, but my test scores weren't improving and I realized I was just "going through the motions" during my studying. Now that I have graduated, and now that I have a huge amount of time to study, I'm going to start really studying hard again.

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Re: GPA Weight

Postby doris_1 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:44 am

Yeah! I am graduated!!

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Re: GPA Weight

Postby twenty » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:02 pm

Get a 173, go to Harvard/CCN with a full ride.

Enjoy.




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