Current vs. Expected final grade


llm.2019
Hi. I would be grateful if someone could help me.

I'm considering applying to LSE and UCL. For my country, they require a GPA of 16/20. I currently have a GPA of 15/20 but I have a chance of finishing my law degree with 16/20. The problem is, I currently don't have the 16/20. Does anyone know if they take into consideration the expected final GPA? Or will they look at my 15/20 and automatically dismiss me?
Also, KCL requires a 17/20. No point in even applying right?

I really hope someone answers. Thanks!
Hi. I would be grateful if someone could help me.

I'm considering applying to LSE and UCL. For my country, they require a GPA of 16/20. I currently have a GPA of 15/20 but I have a chance of finishing my law degree with 16/20. The problem is, I currently don't have the 16/20. Does anyone know if they take into consideration the expected final GPA? Or will they look at my 15/20 and automatically dismiss me?
Also, KCL requires a 17/20. No point in even applying right?

I really hope someone answers. Thanks!
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chicken so...
I would ask these schools directly. The 16/20 would be a minimum, and my fear is that if there's a chance you won't even make the minimum, then that will be a red flag for them. After all, it's a competitive school and many applicants will come in with GPAs above the minimum.

However, there are always grey areas in these cases. Maybe there's something interesting about your profile otherwise, that will help assuage their fears? Talk to them.
I would ask these schools directly. The 16/20 would be a minimum, and my fear is that if there's a chance you won't even make the minimum, then that will be a red flag for them. After all, it's a competitive school and many applicants will come in with GPAs above the minimum.

However, there are always grey areas in these cases. Maybe there's something interesting about your profile otherwise, that will help assuage their fears? Talk to them.
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llm.2019
I would ask these schools directly. The 16/20 would be a minimum, and my fear is that if there's a chance you won't even make the minimum, then that will be a red flag for them. After all, it's a competitive school and many applicants will come in with GPAs above the minimum.

However, there are always grey areas in these cases. Maybe there's something interesting about your profile otherwise, that will help assuage their fears? Talk to them.


Thank you very much for your reply!
I fear this is a stupid question but when you say to talk to them, do you mean I should talk with the admissions office before sending the application? I thought that would look a bit bad... that it would show I am not very confident that I have a chance to get in. Or do you mean explaining the situation in my personal statement?
[quote]I would ask these schools directly. The 16/20 would be a minimum, and my fear is that if there's a chance you won't even make the minimum, then that will be a red flag for them. After all, it's a competitive school and many applicants will come in with GPAs above the minimum.

However, there are always grey areas in these cases. Maybe there's something interesting about your profile otherwise, that will help assuage their fears? Talk to them.[/quote]

Thank you very much for your reply!
I fear this is a stupid question but when you say to talk to them, do you mean I should talk with the admissions office before sending the application? I thought that would look a bit bad... that it would show I am not very confident that I have a chance to get in. Or do you mean explaining the situation in my personal statement?
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Wale
Apply to all schools, as the financial cost is far less than the potential dividends.

I applied to 10 LLM programmes, including all three that you listed. LSE prescribed a 1st, and all 9 others a 2:1. I failed to get that 1st, and LSE didn't honour my waiver, but I got the sense that a reasonable application would be received. If you are within a few percentage points, I feel you have a strong chance. On the other hand, if you fail to meet the strict 2:1 of UCL, I fear there is zero chance for you to get there. I got a sincerely bureaucratic presence from them, indicating personal appeals were for naught. But regardless, always apply, and see what happens. There's nothing to lose from applying, outside of the application fee.
Apply to all schools, as the financial cost is far less than the potential dividends.

I applied to 10 LLM programmes, including all three that you listed. LSE prescribed a 1st, and all 9 others a 2:1. I failed to get that 1st, and LSE didn't honour my waiver, but I got the sense that a reasonable application would be received. If you are within a few percentage points, I feel you have a strong chance. On the other hand, if you fail to meet the strict 2:1 of UCL, I fear there is zero chance for you to get there. I got a sincerely bureaucratic presence from them, indicating personal appeals were for naught. But regardless, always apply, and see what happens. There's nothing to lose from applying, outside of the application fee.
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