I'm applying this year and have some issues with my GPA and wondering if anyone can help me out! Here is the situation:
I attended 3 schools during undergrad. I attended the first school for 3 semesters but suffered miserably due to tragic family problems and eventually my mom passing away....I left with about a 2.33 ( I cringe looking at that number!)
I moved home and attended another school for 2 semesters where I had a about a 3.4.
I then attended my degree granting school for 8 trimesters...I graduated with a B.A. in Economics with a 3.75 and cum laude. I made the dean's list a few times too!
I understand that my first year will bring my LSAC GPA down significantly, however, will law schools see how my grades improved or will they just look at the number? Should I include a statement explaining a reason for my poor grades? I'm worried now about being accepted because I thought it was a definite considering my strong academic performance at my degree granting school. But now, with all of my other grades being factored in, I'm not sure! Any advice? Thanks!