low GPAs from 15 years ago, lots of work experience

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Re: low GPAs from 15 years ago, lots of work experience

Postby lawyerwannabe » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:52 am

This is completely off-topic but I need to know: how does a person w/ a sub-3.0 GPA in CompSci get into a T10 CompSci Master's Program?

Maybe the law school admissions process has me so jaded and number oriented to the point that I cannot fathom how other fields do not go exclusively by numbers. However, something in this situation simply just does not add up to me.

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Re: low GPAs from 15 years ago, lots of work experience

Postby albanach » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:06 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:This is completely off-topic but I need to know: how does a person w/ a sub-3.0 GPA in CompSci get into a T10 CompSci Master's Program?

Maybe the law school admissions process has me so jaded and number oriented to the point that I cannot fathom how other fields do not go exclusively by numbers. However, something in this situation simply just does not add up to me.


He mentioned 15+ years of work experience. I'd have thought if it was of a technical enough nature he'd get into most master's programs with that background. Work experience would probably provide a much more substantial boost to law school entry were it not for rankings being almost entirely focused on LSAT and GPA.

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Re: low GPAs from 15 years ago, lots of work experience

Postby ahduth » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:52 pm

albanach wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:This is completely off-topic but I need to know: how does a person w/ a sub-3.0 GPA in CompSci get into a T10 CompSci Master's Program?

Maybe the law school admissions process has me so jaded and number oriented to the point that I cannot fathom how other fields do not go exclusively by numbers. However, something in this situation simply just does not add up to me.


He mentioned 15+ years of work experience. I'd have thought if it was of a technical enough nature he'd get into most master's programs with that background. Work experience would probably provide a much more substantial boost to law school entry were it not for rankings being almost entirely focused on LSAT and GPA.


May have aced all the Comp Sci classes and bombed everything else too.




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