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3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4

3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« on: January 17, 2008, 04:51:06 PM »
Think I have a shot at GULC EA?  What about American?  Boalt? 

Anyone have a rough guess of what GPA you have to have to be top 10 on a C+ curve?

Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 07:27:49 AM »
c'mon guys... 87 views - someone has to have something to say.

I realize there are a lot of similar threads on here... but I was wondering if anyone had some insight on my chances at GULC with these numbers.

Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 11:17:49 AM »
I would say you are top 12% and above...  Maybe even top 8%...  Chances at those schools depend upon which school you are coming from.  Also, you must remember for GU EA that there are going to be tons of people from T4's applying with grades in the 3.8-4.0 range...

Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2008, 07:26:15 PM »
Think I have a shot at GULC EA?  What about American?  Boalt? 

Anyone have a rough guess of what GPA you have to have to be top 10 on a C+ curve?

A 3.5 GPA with a C+ curve (3.33) probably puts you in the top 25% but probably not the top 20%. I'm looking at multiple schools where the curve is C+ right now. It may be different for your school, but if your school is like these others, you're probably top 25%. From a tier 4, that won't be enough to get GULC and certainly not Berkeley. American you may be able to do, however.

Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2008, 07:51:32 PM »
Think I have a shot at GULC EA?  What about American?  Boalt? 

Anyone have a rough guess of what GPA you have to have to be top 10 on a C+ curve?

A 3.5 GPA with a C+ curve (3.33) probably puts you in the top 25% but probably not the top 20%. I'm looking at multiple schools where the curve is C+ right now. It may be different for your school, but if your school is like these others, you're probably top 25%. From a tier 4, that won't be enough to get GULC and certainly not Berkeley. American you may be able to do, however.

3.33 is B+, 2.33 is C+.

Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2008, 08:50:19 PM »
Think I have a shot at GULC EA?  What about American?  Boalt? 

Anyone have a rough guess of what GPA you have to have to be top 10 on a C+ curve?

A 3.5 GPA with a C+ curve (3.33) probably puts you in the top 25% but probably not the top 20%. I'm looking at multiple schools where the curve is C+ right now. It may be different for your school, but if your school is like these others, you're probably top 25%. From a tier 4, that won't be enough to get GULC and certainly not Berkeley. American you may be able to do, however.

3.33 is B+, 2.33 is C+.

Oh, wow, my bad. Sorry, you're absolutely correct.

Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 12:34:18 PM »
Explain your c+ curve. What is NGS at your school?

Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 05:09:51 PM »
Explain your c+ curve. What is NGS at your school?

Sorry - what is NGS?


Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 02:39:09 PM »
Do you guys think it matters that my LSAT was pretty average and my UGPA was downright awful?  I've read that these factors are not really even considered by most schools. 

Re: 3.5 GPA on a C+ curve at a T4
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008, 08:57:29 PM »
I think you should apply, though you may get deferred.

Whatever happened on the LSAT and in UG is completely irrelevant now.

Don't slack off and try to do well this semester.

It will be harder to get those grades this semester b/c your classmates will wake up and focus on better preparing for exams, but if you do well this semester, you will have some great transfer options, even if GULC doesn't bite on EA.