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GPA improvement in last two years---3.4

GPA improvement in last two years---3.4
« on: February 13, 2011, 10:49:42 PM »
I had one bad semester in school my freshman year which really killed my gradepoint.  it's gone up steadily since then; all A's last semester (first semester junior year).  I'm a classics major, latin language requirement, and it is likely I will write an honors thesis.  GPA in major is great.  Will my 3.4 kill my chances for a good school, or will admissions counselors look at that continued improvement?   Thanks

Re: GPA improvement in last two years---3.4
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 11:02:48 AM »
Improvement helps. As long as you get a good LSAT, anything above a 3.0 should be fine.

In all reality even a 2.0 with a 180 would get into their choice of lawschools before a 3.9 with a 155.

Re: GPA improvement in last two years---3.4
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 10:26:37 PM »
Depends on what you mean by "good school."

Do you mean Harvard? Yes, you've killed your chances at Harvard.

You still have a shot at the lower end of the T14 and plenty of T1s (many of whom, with a very good LSAT score, will throw money at you).