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vansjess
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not sure how this will hurt me...

Postby vansjess » Mon May 02, 2011 1:13 am

When I was a freshman, I failed a one credit class, and struggled in some of my other classes, mostly because I was distracted by the death of my grandfather during that semester. Since then, I have been able to bring my GPA back up to a 3.85, but will that one bad semester hurt me, even if I explain what had happened?

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DoubleChecks
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Re: not sure how this will hurt me...

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon May 02, 2011 1:16 am

yes it will hurt your LSAC GPA. yes you should still write addendum explaining it to soften the blow.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: not sure how this will hurt me...

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon May 02, 2011 12:02 pm

It will hurt in comparison to the 3.95 or whatever that you have since then. But a 3.85 overall is going to be above median for about every school outside of HYS

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Re: not sure how this will hurt me...

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 02, 2011 12:18 pm

It may raise an eye, but an addendum should suffice.

A 3.85 is really solid - it won't hurt very much if at all.




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