How will this grade trend be viewed?

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How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by Deuce » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:46 pm

Basically, I have received all A's and one A- except for one semester. My sophomore fall, I received an A, B+, and C+. Essentially, it was a bad combination of a lack of focus/dedication and the C+ class being in a subject I am weak in. Will this be a big red flag as it deviates from every other semester? What will it be viewed as?

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by Unitas » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:47 pm

Ildeuce wrote:Basically, I have received all A's and one A- except for one semester. My sophomore fall, I received an A, B+, and C+. Essentially, it was a bad combination of a lack of focus/dedication and the C+ class being in a subject I am weak in. Will this be a big red flag as it deviates from every other semester? What will it be viewed as?
Was the C+ in your only legal class? If no, no one cares. If yes, no one cares still.:)

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by OGR3 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:08 pm

Unitas wrote:
Ildeuce wrote:Basically, I have received all A's and one A- except for one semester. My sophomore fall, I received an A, B+, and C+. Essentially, it was a bad combination of a lack of focus/dedication and the C+ class being in a subject I am weak in. Will this be a big red flag as it deviates from every other semester? What will it be viewed as?
Was the C+ in your only legal class? If no, no one cares. If yes, no one cares still.:)
TITCR.

There were two professors who taught law classes at my university, one didn't have a JD but thought of himself as Dean of Harvard Law, the other had a JD from a tier 3 school and couldn't "cut it" (his words) in law, so he went back to school and got a PhD. He was the pre-law advisor for the school and made it his mission to dissuade all students from a career in law, including grading all legal classes on a C curve.

I dropped one class with the former and got a B and a C in two classes with the latter. I can safely say that it had no negative influence on my applications other than the hit to my GPA.

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by vespertiliovir » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:11 pm

The hit to your GPA will be the only thing that really matters. No one's going to be worried by a bad semester, everyone has one.

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by deneuve39 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:14 pm

It's good that it happened your sophomore fall and not your junior fall--I really think Adcomms (and hopefully the firms who ask for undergrad transcripts) notice when your GPA is trending upwards.

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by prosp23 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:48 pm

I don't think adcomms give a damn about trends.

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by vanwinkle » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:49 pm

Whatever your overall GPA is, that's what they'll view, for the most part.

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by acadec » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:49 pm

It won't be. No one cares about trends.

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by 09042014 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:52 pm

Getting one C+ isn't a trend.

My 7 or 8 of them was a trend.

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Re: How will this grade trend be viewed?

Post by Ty Webb » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:57 pm

prosp23 wrote:I don't think adcomms give a damn about trends.
180.

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