a year off to raise my gpa?

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psach44
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a year off to raise my gpa?

Postby psach44 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:18 am

hey guys...

i have a 3.5 gpa and i still want to go to a T10 school...I was wondering if it makes sense to maybe not apply for the following cycle and take some extra classes (even though ive already graduated) which i know for sure i will get an A in, in order to up that gpa.

thoughts?

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Re: a year off to raise my gpa?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:20 am

ETA: Oops didn't realize you had already graduated. Rinkrat is right.
Last edited by bk1 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:21 am, edited 1 time in total.

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rinkrat19
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Re: a year off to raise my gpa?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:20 am

Classes taken after you earn your first bachelor's degree don't count toward your LSAC GPA.

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Re: a year off to raise my gpa?

Postby JaLeCa » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:21 am

Focus on the test

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Re: a year off to raise my gpa?

Postby bhan87 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:32 am

If you already received a degree, it won't matter. Use the time to get a 172+ and you might be able to grab MVP, so don't lose hope yet.

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Re: a year off to raise my gpa?

Postby aerogear » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:50 am

bhan87 wrote:If you already received a degree, it won't matter. Use the time to get a 172+ and you might be able to grab MVP, so don't lose hope yet.


+1. OP, you are in a good position.

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Re: a year off to raise my gpa?

Postby fingersxd » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:58 am

aerogear wrote:OP, you are in a good position.


What?! This is SUPER misleading.

OP, you need to score an LSAT above 170 (preferably 172+) if you want T10.

Taking a year off might make sense if you (i) work or (ii) get a master's. Otherwise, as previous posters have noted, your LSAC GPA is pretty much set in stone.

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Re: a year off to raise my gpa?

Postby aerogear » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:18 pm

fingersxd wrote:
aerogear wrote:OP, you are in a good position.


What?! This is SUPER misleading.

OP, you need to score an LSAT above 170 (preferably 172+) if you want T10.

Taking a year off might make sense if you (i) work or (ii) get a master's. Otherwise, as previous posters have noted, your LSAC GPA is pretty much set in stone.


Lol what? I was strictly talking about his GPA, which he was concerned about. Obviously he has to score well on LSAT to get MVP... it's already a given.

I'm sure he is aware of this...

Also, a master's won't matter too much. His LSDAS GPA is already sufficient enough to get into the right school... and he shouldn't consider taking time off unless he performs terribly on LSAT.




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