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mi22

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Should I attach an addendum? (drop in gpa)
« on: October 26, 2010, 12:25:01 PM »
I have an accumulative gpa of 3.27 which isn't HORRIBLE, but it could have been better as I received a 2.5 my second semester junior year studying abroad. (I also received a 3.5 when I returned to my college both semesters of my senior year) Should I attach an addendum to explain the drop in my gpa? Although there wasn't a death in my family etc. I spent a lot of time with my family in the country where I studied abroad which improved my foreign language ability/immersion into the culture. Is this a reasonable explanation? Or should I not attach an addendum at all?

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Re: Should I attach an addendum? (drop in gpa)
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 08:42:31 PM »
If it is well written and is logical, it cannot hurt

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Re: Should I attach an addendum? (drop in gpa)
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 05:09:56 PM »
Also, if the foreign school where you studied abroad has a tougher grading scale, the LSAC might take that into account.  I'm pretty sure my semester at oxford is what boosted my lsac gpa over my real gpa.
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Re: Should I attach an addendum? (drop in gpa)
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 07:18:04 PM »
how long should your addendum be? I wrote one to explain my low LSAT score. Its bout 5 of 6 sentences.

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Re: Should I attach an addendum? (drop in gpa)
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 08:49:34 PM »
Most schools prefer them to be less than one page.