My LSDAS academic report shows, from year 1 to 4, these GPAs:
2.57, 2.45, 2.21, 3.90 ----> LSDAS cGPA 2.76
Computer Engineering degree at a respectable Canadian University. No failed grades, just unmotivated.
After the initial 3 years, I took a year-long internship at IBM. I came back motivated and did much better in my final year. Also my ex-coworker at IBM will be writing me a decent-ish LOR.
1. The high GPA was not because of an easier course load. All semesters were about the same in difficulty.
2. I am going to be aiming for tier 1 schools where I'm below 25th-%ile GPA but above 75th-%ile LSAT. Took the 9-26 LSAT, felt really good about it, expecting 170-173