do upward trends in grades matter

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marievanpelt
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do upward trends in grades matter

Postby marievanpelt » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:04 pm

I have a 169 LSAT, that I am hoping to raise to 170-plus by June.............and a sub 3.0 gpa. You hear about people with upward grade trends? Do you think upward trends are given much weight by admissions committees?

If so, would a 3-semester trend of a 4.0, be considered an upward trend OR is it more people that have top grades for 2-3 years that is considered an upward trend? Would you say 3 semesters was sufficient for an upward trend?

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cinephile
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Re: do upward trends in grades matter

Postby cinephile » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:23 pm

Upward trends might mean a teeny, tiny bit of something, but only if all other things are equal. And they never are.

Just focus on your retake and excel there.

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Re: do upward trends in grades matter

Postby rad lulz » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:26 pm

No because everyone and their mother has one

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Crowing
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Re: do upward trends in grades matter

Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:27 pm

I mean it's a good thing yeah but it's not going to overcome a middling overall GPA.

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Re: do upward trends in grades matter

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:29 pm

If you're being compared against someone who has the same stats without the upward trend, then it matters. Better than a downward trend. But you're still going to perform at about to your numbers.




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