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UGPA By Year

UGPA By Year
« on: February 09, 2004, 06:03:55 PM »
Here's the deal, folks.

I've been out of undergrad for almost 6 years and am trying to get into law school.  Yay.

Anyway, my GPA sucks.  2.9.  HOWEVER... I changed majors after my first year, so if you take out my first year of undergrad, I have around a 3.4.

I also have a 172 LSAT score from December's test, 1 very good LOR from a former boss, and (I think) a pretty good personal statement.  Finally, I also wrote an addendum explaining the GPA.

So... do schools take GPA trends into account as well as the final number?  Or am I screwed?

BTW, my first choice is Northwestern.


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Re: UGPA By Year
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2004, 09:21:54 PM »
They (admissions comittees) definitely do take positive UGPA trends into account. Good LSAT (great in fact). Plus an addendum and the LOR (really good one) gives you a chance. But it won't be a sealed deal until you get the LOA  ;)
Saty patient and positive and apply to safety schools, just in case.  :)