UG GPA question?

Not sure where your numbers will get you? Dying to know where you stand? Come have your palms read by your fellow posters!
lmitchell11

New
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:10 am

UG GPA question?

Postby lmitchell11 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:29 am

I majorly screwed up my Freshman year in ungergrad. Right now, my GPA sits at a 2.57 with 31 credits earned. I had no vision for my life as a freshman, took a year off, and have decided on law. With my new goal, I am just as determined as I was in high school (4.0, second in my class). I just completely lacked direction or motivation my freshman year of undergrad. If I get my GPA up to a 3.7-4.0 range by graduation, can I still be considered by T6 schools? (Obviously with an exceptional LSAT score.) Or will my freshman performance be viewed as unacceptable? Will I need to include a reason for this somehow in my PS or interviews? (I plan to write my PS about how choosing to study law completely turned my life around.)

User avatar
midwest17

Gold
Posts: 1685
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:27 pm

Re: UG GPA question?

Postby midwest17 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:40 am

Your cumulative GPA is all that matters.

But if your school doesn't offer A+'s, then it's going to take you 116.8 credits of straight A's to get up to a 3.7. That's almost 4 more years of 15-credit semesters. And that's assuming you never get a grade lower than an A. Just so you're aware of the task you're setting for yourself.

lmitchell11

New
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:10 am

Re: UG GPA question?

Postby lmitchell11 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:45 am

They do not offer A+s. Say I got a graduate degree and had a 4.0 in graduate school... does that improve my chances?

lmitchell11

New
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:10 am

Re: UG GPA question?

Postby lmitchell11 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:46 am

They do not offer A+s. Say I got a graduate degree and had a 4.0 in graduate school... does that improve my chances?

User avatar
Nickg415

Bronze
Posts: 290
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 4:31 pm

Re: UG GPA question?

Postby Nickg415 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:54 am

lmitchell11 wrote:I majorly screwed up my Freshman year in ungergrad. Right now, my GPA sits at a 2.57 with 31 credits earned. I had no vision for my life as a freshman, took a year off, and have decided on law. With my new goal, I am just as determined as I was in high school (4.0, second in my class). I just completely lacked direction or motivation my freshman year of undergrad. If I get my GPA up to a 3.7-4.0 range by graduation, can I still be considered by T6 schools? (Obviously with an exceptional LSAT score.) Or will my freshman performance be viewed as unacceptable? Will I need to include a reason for this somehow in my PS or interviews? (I plan to write my PS about how choosing to study law completely turned my life around.)


I was sitting at about a 3.2 and was admitted into Penn with a 170 on the LSAT. If you get your GPA up higher than mine and a few more points on the LSAT you have a chance of getting T6

User avatar
Nickg415

Bronze
Posts: 290
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 4:31 pm

Re: UG GPA question?

Postby Nickg415 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:55 am

And no graduate GPA will not help. They look at the two GPA's separately.

User avatar
midwest17

Gold
Posts: 1685
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:27 pm

Re: UG GPA question?

Postby midwest17 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:57 am

lmitchell11 wrote:They do not offer A+s. Say I got a graduate degree and had a 4.0 in graduate school... does that improve my chances?


A graduate degree will not have an appreciable impact on your chances. You definitely should not get a graduate degree because you think it will help you get into law school.



Return to “What are my chances??

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests