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Outlier Grade and Transfer Effects

Outlier Grade and Transfer Effects
« on: January 21, 2008, 02:26:13 PM »
I got a 3.54 @ a mid T2 school w/ a 3.0 curve, but I did it w/ 2 A's, A-, B+, and a C+. The C+ was in legal writing. Do you think the C+ is going to severely hurt my chances of transferring? Or maybe because it's in legal writing, they'll downplay it? Im hoping to get into Hastings, or if I do really well next semester, UCLA. I have a semi-compelling reason for the transfer (mistakenly moved out of CA and want to return).

Re: Outlier Grade and Transfer Effects
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 03:18:18 PM »
It will not hurt you. Class Rank is the most important factor. How you get that rank really doesn't matter. Plus, in the grand scheme of things, 1 C+ is not a big deal. It doesn't necessarily mean you're bad at legal writing either - Some professors just suck. I kicked ass this semester with the exception of 1 B- in a relatively easy class that I nonetheless studied hard for anyway. I'm going to discuss the exam with the professor because maybe I did screw up a question. Or maybe he just sucks. I'm guessing the latter because I am freaking awesome.