I have been out of undergrad for about 8 years (eng and musical theatre major with 3.38 GPA), but I did get an MFA(performance) and graduated with a 4.0. I am wondering if anyone knows how much the graduate school grades will be taken into account? Given that I am a completely different person now than I was at 21, I am hoping that the admissions office will make note of this. I have been in the work force for about 8 years and help create a 501c3 here in Chicago.
Thanks in advance for responses.
They are given good weight. An undergrad B+ average and a 4.0 MFA might get you into a T-14 if your LSAT is over 164 and you have some other soft factors. Schools will look at it differently. Try to target schools that have a great respect for performers, like the NY schools and the Cali schools. your major was performance and that could cost you some points...it just depends.
this post is terribly misinformed. masters degrees are generally not given much weight in the admissions process. a 164 will most certainly not get you into a "T14" school. at best, UGPA matters slightly less the further out one is from undergrad. if you've spent the past eight years doing impressive things then that will help, but admissions are still primarily a numbers game involving two things: your LSAT and (to a lesser degree) your UGPA. your best bet is to perform well on your LSAT.
Okay? Show me your evidence that I am misinformed...because I have evidence supporting what I am saying, and I will quote the book(s), chapter, page and verse.You are misinformed...You speak on this applicant and you don't even know what her background is
, or where she's applying. And before you even think about it, I am the optomistic speaker who qualified his statements, so I do not need to know her background...
I am stating general rules that happen to be fact, and I qualified my statements as "conditional". I also said that it will depend on the school ("schools will look at it differently"), i.e., some schools will apply less weight than others, but some will be more impressed.
READ: I said "if...over 164"! I also acknowledged that her major could cost her with a few schools. I would never have told her she had a shot if I hadn't seen it done and couldn't prove what I was saying.
You are completely wrong. A masters degree can turn GWU into Georgetown, Loyola into USC or UCLA or, Brooklyn Law into Cornell or UNC into Duke...and I have seen it done.
Let's have it...where's your evidence? I want book chapter, name of speaker (and it had better be a representative of a T-14 adcom) and a quote. I have some ready, so let's go...run it!