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Went to a state school and get screwed on GPA?

Went to a state school and get screwed on GPA?
« on: April 24, 2007, 09:34:02 PM »
I went to a state school, which didn't have "-"s, there is a time, my grade was 0.1 points away from an A, and the professor won't cut me any slacks, and got a B+ instead.  and to make matters worse, B+ is considered 3.5 at my instution, now LSAC is converting it to a 3.3?  errr, this is going to be sucky sucky.

Re: Went to a state school and get screwed on GPA?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 03:17:48 PM »
yeh, it does suck, but you can point out on your resume what rank you have in your school.

Re: Went to a state school and get screwed on GPA?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 03:13:10 AM »
I have a feeling this is the least of your worries.

Re: Went to a state school and get screwed on GPA?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 09:01:27 PM »
Don't sweat it.  It will all work out in the end, despite the fact that the law school cartel lowered your gpa. 

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Re: Went to a state school and get screwed on GPA?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 11:08:16 PM »
Don't sweat it.  It will all work out in the end, despite the fact that the law school cartel lowered your gpa. 

Personally I think people worry about GPA too much, but that may just be a side effect of me having a low GPA at the moment...

I got distracted sophomore year with the idea that I'd "keep my pre-med option open" by taking too many science courses. Let's leave it at the fact that my non-science/non-math GPA is ~3.9 whereas my science/math GPA is... ehrmm, lacking.

Yeah, I quit that pre-med sucker real quick and returned from my brief foray into science-land a bit burned.  ;D

GPA/LSAT won't kill you if one or the other is a bit low... your personal statement and your application as a whole is still very important.

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Re: Went to a state school and get screwed on GPA?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007, 11:16:01 PM »
Don't sweat it.  It will all work out in the end, despite the fact that the law school cartel lowered your gpa. 

Personally I think people worry about GPA too much, but that may just be a side effect of me having a low GPA at the moment...

I got distracted sophomore year with the idea that I'd "keep my pre-med option open" by taking too many science courses. Let's leave it at the fact that my non-science/non-math GPA is ~3.9 whereas my science/math GPA is... ehrmm, lacking.

Yeah, I quit that pre-med sucker real quick and returned from my brief foray into science-land a bit burned.  ;D

GPA/LSAT won't kill you if one or the other is a bit low... your personal statement and your application as a whole is still very important.

Ummm....you obviously haven't applied to law school yet.

Your numbers are the most important thing.  There is a reason why they're called 'hard factors'.