bdubs wrote:splitmuch wrote:bdubs wrote:Justathought wrote:
Wasn't a comment about your school or major. Just that if you know you want to go to law school it is easy to game the admissions system, whereas those who weren't planning for a career in the law probably chose classes much more pragmatically and didn't fret as much over the difference between an A and A- are now forced to compensate.
The system is what it is, but doesn't have to be that way. See Stanford and Berkeley.
Wait, is your point here that Stanford and Berkeley are more forgiving when it comes to low GPA's?
Yeah this confused me too. Certainly they are holistic, but they restrict those holistic looks to those that mean very strident (and IMO dumb) GPA guidelines.
Stanford and Berkeley are some of the only schools that don't seem to be formulaic, I wasn't suggesting that they don't care about GPAs.
Although a high GPA doesn't seem to guarantee you anything at S (not so sure about B since I didn't really look into it very hard).
No, a high GPA doesn't guarantee you anything at S or B (or anywhere else, for that matter). A low GPA will doom you though, and it'll do so faster at S and B than most other schools. S and B are only holistic if you already meet their numerical standards.