« on: August 01, 2008, 10:24:24 PM »
Sorry for not monitoring this post too closely in recent times. Please, as the original thread post says, PM me if you'd like me to read your statement.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
What's the need to change your driver's license and voter reg? And what exactly about taxes do you need to know?
I have to admit, you guys have kinda disappointed on the LSD front compared to the hopping thread we had going last year. Maybe you're all on facebook?
That brings up a question I was considering yesterday. When the LSAC converts our gpa, do they take into account the weight of the course?
For example, at my university you need 20.0 credits to graduate (ie. 5 full credits per semester to complete in 4 years). I have a lot more crap marks because during my first year of university (at another school, 4 years ago) I took almost all half courses. This year, my first full year back at university, my marks have improved substantially but they are all full credits. So my first year of university I took 7-8 classes which amounted to 5.0 worth of credit. But this past year at my university I took only 5 classes, as they were each worth 1.0 credit. So for example, my 88 theoretically converts over to a 3.9 and it's a full year course. Does this mean that when I'm calculating my gpa I should double up the 3.9 to make sure that my credits are counted equally? I hope this post makes sense!
Thanks for the post Hammerstein - it's quite clear. I just have two quick questions for you. Firstly, regarding Withdrawls (and I just noticed this now looking at my old uni transcript) I have classed marked as "Dropped". These appear to be non-punitive (they don't affect my gpa). I dropped them when I left the university to live abroad (which is explained in my addendum). Secondly, my current university (Canadian) doesn't award A-. They award A's and A+. They consider B+ to be between 76-80. My classes are all in the 80's and thus are all A's so would this equal a 4.0/class then?
I'm finding out now that I would have been better off to just bite the bullet on my CC gpa and not retake the courses. How does the LSAC score withdrawls, if at all?
There will most certainly be an addendum. I'm just shooting for schools along the line of CLS, NYU, Chicago, and UMich. Without counting my chickens before they hatch, hopefully my LSAT score makes up for a large degree of the concern derived from my LDAS gpa.Don't get me wrong, it's not going to be anything horrid, it projects out, after all my UG work is complete, to right around a 3.0.
In general, you should be looking at 2-pages double spaced. Some schools have different requirements, but a 2-page PS gives you a good foundation to add/trim should it be necessary.