3.66 / 175 - Academic probation?

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Saiith
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3.66 / 175 - Academic probation?

Postby Saiith » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:48 am

Hi everyone,

I have a 3.60 right now. By the end of the semester I project 3.66-3.7. I got a 175 LSAT. My school is known for grade deflation, and my counselor told me that grads have been getting in on the lower end of the 25-75% ranges for the last 10 years. However, I was put on academic probation early in my college career.

I'm wondering if I have a shot at HYS, or if I should wait a year, or if not what my chances might be at CCN or lower. I am also currently applying for a Fulbright scholarship; would my numbers be competitive enough for HYS or CCN given a year as a Fulbrighter?

Thanks.
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Re: 3.66 / 175

Postby Saiith » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:47 pm

bump

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Re: 3.66 / 175

Postby Saiith » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:21 pm

double bump?

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Re: 3.66 / 175

Postby clintonius » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:32 pm

http://yale.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

http://stanford.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

Did you cure cancer and/or get a Rhodes scholarship? If not, your chances at HYS are very slim. I don't know what effect a Fulbright has, though I suspect it's among the stronger softs. You've got a good shot at CC, and should be looking good for NYU on down.

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Re: 3.66 / 175

Postby Saiith » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:53 am

bumper

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Re: 3.66 / 175

Postby 4for44 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:49 am

clintonius wrote:http://yale.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

http://stanford.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

Did you cure cancer and/or get a Rhodes scholarship? If not, your chances at HYS are very slim. I don't know what effect a Fulbright has, though I suspect it's among the stronger softs. You've got a good shot at CC, and should be looking good for NYU on down.


+1 (sorry dude... wish your GPA was better so I could give you better news... but HYS don't want to see a 3.6x in undergrad from a non URM... no matter the school)

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Re: 3.66 / 175

Postby czelede » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:58 am

Your best shot at HYS is going to be H...off the waitlist in July.

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Re: 3.66 / 175

Postby Saiith » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:48 pm

I was also put on academic probation early in my college career. If I attach an adequate addendum, will that affect my range?

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Re: 3.66 / 175 - Academic probation?

Postby Saiith » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:59 am

bump for new info

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Re: 3.66 / 175 - Academic probation?

Postby McNulty » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:52 pm

I was on academic probation, freshman year, for one quarter, taking courses for a major I switched out of a year later.

I plan on explaining this in an addendum while pointing to the upward GPA trend to show how I learned from my mistakes. Appropriate? Usually I am against addenda for a lower GPA but since the box is checked for academic probation I feel it might be necessary.

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Re: 3.66 / 175 - Academic probation?

Postby Saiith » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:36 am

McNulty wrote:I was on academic probation, freshman year, for one quarter, taking courses for a major I switched out of a year later.

I plan on explaining this in an addendum while pointing to the upward GPA trend to show how I learned from my mistakes. Appropriate? Usually I am against addenda for a lower GPA but since the box is checked for academic probation I feel it might be necessary.


Do you expect it to knock your range down at all?

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Re: 3.66 / 175 - Academic probation?

Postby clintonius » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:02 pm

It knocks your range down to exactly where it would be if you had gotten the same GPA without being on probation. You can get a 3.66 by fucking up your first semester or by being an A- student with a B or two thrown in -- doesn't matter. Schools care about your final GPA.

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Re: 3.66 / 175 - Academic probation?

Postby McNulty » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:58 pm

clintonius wrote:It knocks your range down to exactly where it would be if you had gotten the same GPA without being on probation. You can get a 3.66 by fucking up your first semester or by being an A- student with a B or two thrown in -- doesn't matter. Schools care about your final GPA.

Righteous. Yeah, I figure since they can see my overall trend that it would be apparent where the probationary period took place.




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