Should I delay receiving degree to boost gpa?

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Should I delay receiving degree to boost gpa?

Postby 080808 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:37 am


I have completed all requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Education from the University of California Berkeley, and am currently on the Spring 2010 degree list. I currently have a cumulative grade point average of 3.34. However, I also have 6 units worth of NPs, which lowers my LSDAS gpa to 3.21.

Should I postpone receiving my degree to take additional classes to raise my grade point average?

Also, I had one really bad semester. Should I add an addendum explaining that semester?

Your input and suggestions will be much help and greatly appreciated as this matter is causing me much stress.

Thank you

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Re: Should I delay receiving degree to boost gpa?

Postby jonnodotsg » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:58 am

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Re: Should I delay receiving degree to boost gpa?

Postby voice of reason » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:41 am

What is your LSAT? What will your GPA be if you get realistic grades for another term or two? Where do you want to go to law school?

If your prospective GPA+LSAT combination would move you within striking distance of admission to law schools you want, then yes, by all means, delay graduation.

As for the addendum question, that depends entirely on why you had a bad semester? Were you sick, or were you a single parent working to take care of your kid? Then yes.

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