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Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2008, 12:43:30 AM »
I would also add that the more classes you take, the more diluted your gpa, the harder it becomes to actually raise it.



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Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2008, 01:18:15 PM »
yes of course, but there does come a point when it's not worth it to do it. I have lower grades from my freshman year from a couple of years ago so I'm waiting until I'm done all my summer courses for those grades to help boost my overall gpa. But if I had a good gpa and I was just trying to 'pad' it. I think there comes a point when it's a waste of effort and money and sometimes, depending on how many courses you've taken, it's inconsequential.

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Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2008, 01:30:07 PM »
This always strikes me as a silly topic anyway.  If you could get A's just because you want to, why didn't you get them before?

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Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2008, 01:27:16 PM »
This is probably a really dumb question, but how do I figure out my LSAC GPA? After I submit my transcript do they calculate it themselves? thanks!

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Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2008, 01:48:31 PM »
Put your time and energy into the LSAT.  A course is a drop in the bucket in your admissions chances.  On the other hand, one question on the LSAT can make or break a decision.  Honestly, I used to stress about my GPA a lot too.  After going through an application cycle I can say with some authority that minor differences in GPA do not matter.  Minor differences in LSAT scores do (1-2 points).  Ask anyone applying to Cornell whether there is a difference between a 167 and a 168.  Ask those same individuals whether there is a difference between a 3.5 and a 3.6.
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Re: "Padding" the LSAC GPA
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2008, 08:29:24 PM »
This always strikes me as a silly topic anyway.  If you could get A's just because you want to, why didn't you get them before?

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