Chances of admission for LLM in USA with less than 3 GPA


Sanjukta
Hi All,
I want to pursue LLM in USA however I have less than 3 GPA. I have altogether 6 years of work experience as a Lawyer in India. I can also get good recommendations from top notch people. I am yet to give my ielts and hoping for a 7+ band. What are my chances in the top universities? Please advise.
Hi All,
I want to pursue LLM in USA however I have less than 3 GPA. I have altogether 6 years of work experience as a Lawyer in India. I can also get good recommendations from top notch people. I am yet to give my ielts and hoping for a 7+ band. What are my chances in the top universities? Please advise.
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I don't think anybody can really tell you whether you will get in or not.

I will say that, the farther you are away from graduation, and the more work experience you have, the less important your grades will be. They'll never be unimportant, but schools will be increasingly likely to look more closely at your work experience, considering that's what you've been focusing on for the past years.

Also, overall GPA will be different from one school to another. So if you went to a highly competitive school where overall GPAs tend to be lower, the admissions people will probably give you a bit of leeway. Most staff will be aware of differences in GPAs, especially if you went to a well known school.

Good recommendations will help, of course, and the higher you can score on your IELTS, the better. A low undergraduate GPA signals to the schools that you may not have what it takes to thrive in an academic setting - but a high IELTS works against this because it shows you can study and excel at an academic test.
I don't think anybody can really tell you whether you will get in or not.

I will say that, the farther you are away from graduation, and the more work experience you have, the less important your grades will be. They'll never be unimportant, but schools will be increasingly likely to look more closely at your work experience, considering that's what you've been focusing on for the past years.

Also, overall GPA will be different from one school to another. So if you went to a highly competitive school where overall GPAs tend to be lower, the admissions people will probably give you a bit of leeway. Most staff will be aware of differences in GPAs, especially if you went to a well known school.

Good recommendations will help, of course, and the higher you can score on your IELTS, the better. A low undergraduate GPA signals to the schools that you may not have what it takes to thrive in an academic setting - but a high IELTS works against this because it shows you can study and excel at an academic test.
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