« on: June 19, 2005, 08:36:20 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to read this messege. I'm in desperate need of advice regarding law school applications.
I'm graduating this December from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. I will graduate with a 3.69 GPA. My questions are as follows: Will it make a big difference in finishing with a 3.7 vs. a 3.69 GPA (in applying to Harvard, Yale, NYU, and other Tier 1 schools)? I'm taking the LSAT in October and have scored 170+ thus far on the practice tests. Will it be a big deal in having a 3.69 vs. a 3.7? Also, I have about 10 "W" (withdrawals) on my record. These "Ws" are a result of having to drop all classes in two different semester because I decided to leave school those semesters to finish working on establishing the first Dental College in Nepal. Will this many Ws' determine whether I am admitted or denied? The next question is this: I have 2 GPAs' at this moment. One is my "cumulative GPA" which is a 3.75 (this is the GPA of my work at my current school since I transferred there in 2004. My other "overall GPA" is a 3.6 which I guess is from all the work I did at my previous institution. Which one will the LSDAS use in my summary? I guess that is all for now, unless there is any other advice that you can give in getting admitted to Harvard or Yale....Oh, and 2 more things. Right now I'm 27 years old (a little older than other graduates). This is because I spent about 6 1/2 years working at Delta Airlines. Will this look favorable in terms of my application? Also, how will my experience in working in Nepal affect my application? Thanks so much for your time. Sorry for all the questions, but the "Ws'" are a prett big concern for me now. I must note that these ARE NOT punitive Ws' and indicate no failing aspect whatsoever. These represent classes that I withdrew from before the usual withdrawal deadline. Thanks again.