Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, my GPA is now a 3.67, down from a 3.75. This is obviously a significant difference and it will (sadly) affect my chances at a lot of the schools I was interested in. What shred of hope I had at Stanford is now gone and just thinking about Berkeley (my 2nd choice) terrifies me.
With my softs overall being weak (although PS and recommendations won't hurt me), I am even beginning to doubt my chances at CCN. Can someone shed light on this?
To give more background: my GPA dropped from a single community college course I took the summer of my Freshmen year that I had (previously) forgotten about. Thankfully, I was reminded of it and promptly reported it, but it's going to hurt big time. Obviously schools care first and foremost about the cumulative LSAC GPA because that is what they report, but I'm wondering to what degree, if any, schools will discount my CC experience as an outlier. My grades have otherwise been consistent, with an upward trend my Junior and Senior years.
I really appreciate any help I could get on this matter. Thanks in advance.
Calm down! Yea, your chances at HS are probably shot (Harvard is still worth the app), but you should still be okay at CCN with that LSAT.
Schools dont have the flexibility to be lenient about grades right now. Still, Berkeley is relatively holistic so they will probably take note. I think you are still competitive there.