How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

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Claire
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How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby Claire » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:00 pm

Hi everyone, I am currently a junior preparing for law school. And I am thinking about registering the summer session to boost my gpa from 3.90 to 3.91 or 3.92. I am wondering how much will it help my application?
If I don't take the summer courses, I am planing to work at my father's law firm (which I think will help my PS and interviews) or have an internship in my major (history; language teaching) in Australia the coming summer.
Can anybody give some advice? Thank you very much :)

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blackmamba8
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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby blackmamba8 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:33 pm

.02

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby Claire » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:54 pm

Thanks! I think the same. I raise this question because I found some online predictors only display one decimal number.

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby RZ5646 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:13 pm

Unless that bump pushes you over a school's median, work experience is probably more valuable.

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby Dcc617 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:16 pm

What's your LSAT?

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby blackmamba8 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:44 pm

Sorry I couldn't resist the urge to be a smartass. I'll try to be helpful now.

What schools are you looking at? A 3.9 will put you above every school's median in the T14, I believe, and a number of the 75th percentiles. Have you taken the LSAT yet? It might be more helpful to study for that if you haven't taken it than bump your GPA up a little bit.

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:16 pm

Nothing you've listed in your OP will help your application more than a high LSAT, so you should focus on that.

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:16 pm

don't go to law school with these grades, unless you are getting a full ride. seriously. do something and/or anything else (or take a full ride).

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby arroznueve » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:04 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:.02


A tick above one-half-of-one-percent!

Because I'm a jerk, I hope you do it, raise your GPA to a 3.92, and then find out your top school specifically mandates GPAs only be reported out to the tenth with conventional rounding rules. Wouldn't that be a bummer?

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby Incrementalist » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:26 pm

I don't think it really matters. You already have a stellar gpa. Just focus on the LSAT and you should be good.

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby Nebby » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:38 pm

It makes no difference

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Re: How much is the difference between 3.90 and 3.92?

Postby Rigo » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:38 pm

I'd get the WE or go to Australia if it were me. Live a little.




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