« on: January 10, 2009, 11:11:42 PM »
My GPA, as calculated by my univeristy (top public), is 3.81. I got two A+'s, some A's, a lot of A-'s, and like two or three B+'s. However, I also got a NP grade. This was the result of me thinking I had dropped a class, but in fact not having done so (and not finding out untill the end of the smester). This drops my LSAC GPA to 3.59, though my university ignores it, and gives me a 3.81 GPA.
I made a note about this in an addendum, but do you think adcoms will care, and treat me as a 3.81 GPA applicant? Or do they only care about their US News and World Report rankings and will thus consider me as a 3.59 student. Thanks.
The first thing I would do (would have done) is go talk to your school and check into the possibility of getting the NP changed to a Withdraw grade. I was in a similar situation at one point, and by getting the professor to sign off that I had not attended classes or done any work my grade was changed. Granted, it still looks bad but it doesn't ding your GPA.