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Applying early with a 3.1 or two week later with 3.2 make any diff?

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  1. AdaAda87

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    I know this has been answered in the past with the response of applying early, but I was just wondering, if I apply a month after the application opens with a 3.2 vs. applying early with a 3.1 will make any difference? I have yet to take my DAT's but I prey to god I do well on them. Any suggestions? Thanks! :)
     
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    Applying two weeks later than the first day is still considered early. You will still be in the first wave of interviewees if all your other stuff is in. And a 3.2>3.1, so I would wait.
     
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    0.1 GPA > 2 weeks.

    You should wait.
     
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    is it

    1) 3.29 vs 3.10

    or

    2) 3.20 vs 3.19?

    number 1 has a huge difference and i would wait. number 2 not so much.......

    edit: i agree with jigabodo.

    2nd edit: i changed my numbers. they were off.....
     
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  5. AdaAda87

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    Well it would be a 3.09 if i apply when the cycle opens, and I wont find out my grades till june 15th-ish, and it would jump up to a 3.19 so like 0.1 if I do extremely well. Would applying 2 weeks later after the considered first wave of applicants affect me? Thanks for the responses!
     
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    I would agree to wait. Like was said earlier, a 0.1 difference is not that big of a deal in the average/above average GPA range, but can be huge when hovering slightly over 3.0.

    If you didn’t wait, the earliest AADSAS would recalculate your GPA to reflect the new grades would be in Nov./Dec.
     
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    Ok so a 0.1 difference is worth waiting for... is a 0.04 jump in my gpa from a 3.34 to a 3.38 worth waiting for? My grades will also come out june 15ish. But that also means that I can not send my transcripts till june 15... isnt that bad because it takes a long time for AADSAS to verify gpa?
     
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    I was in a similar situation last year, and I opted not to wait.

    You also need to make sure that the transcript will indeed have those classes listed by June 15th, since sometimes it can take schools 2-3 weeks to have those grades put on your transcript.
     
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    AdaAda-- you should definitely wait... 3.2 will be worth a lot more than 2 weeks

    Rawknee-- That's not really all that significant a change compared to the 1 month (or possibly more...) you would have to wait. I'd submit without those grades.
     
  10. AdaAda87

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    Thanks for the advice guys!!!! What would i do without you!!!! Thanks again!!!
     

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