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How Vital is your Master's GPA?

How Vital is your Master's GPA?
« on: January 24, 2010, 10:59:58 AM »
i had a 3.4 as my UGPA, but my masters gpa sucks (3.0 currently). how vital is your master's GPA in admissions decisions?

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Re: How Vital is your Master's GPA?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 12:33:50 PM »
It's pretty much ignored.

Re: How Vital is your Master's GPA?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 05:07:10 PM »
It's pretty much ignored.

But, if it's very low such as 1.5 or 2.0, it might get negative attention.

Re: How Vital is your Master's GPA?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 06:28:37 PM »
u have to have over a 3.0 tho to stay off probation, so having a low 3.0 gpa would show how much you sucked ass in grad school, which may mean bad news bears for law school app's right ?

Re: How Vital is your Master's GPA?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010, 08:00:57 PM »
u have to have over a 3.0 tho to stay off probation, so having a low 3.0 gpa would show how much you sucked ass in grad school, which may mean bad news bears for law school app's right ?

Nope.  First, grades are largely considered unimportant in grad school if you stay off probation and avoid C's.  Second, it's been stated that adcoms generally only spend about 5 minutes per application.  Consider how much scrutiny one's app really gets after an adcom reads the personal statement, reviewing a resume, assesses addenda, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, and inspects any grade trends.  Considering that the overwhelmingly most important factors are the ug GPA/LSAT, this really doesn't leave a lot of room for attention/care about graduate GPAs.  So unless there's a giant red flag, I doubt adcoms will pay that much attention to a number which is thought of in most academic circles as almost irrelevant.