I'm having like a mini-panic attack right here. I was using that online calculator that calculates your law school GPA and I was estimating the grades I was gonna have for the end of this semester (which I won't know for sure for 3 weeks) and I saw that if all goes as expected, I'll get a 3.39. Now I'm freaking out because this would be the grade I'd get if I get an A- in French, which is what I expect, but if I got an A, which is still a very real possibility, I'd have a 3.42. Now, from what I've heard, any time you move up like..a higher .1 level (like from the 3.3s to the 3.4s) it makes a huge difference (this is all assuming I get a 170+, and I know hypothetical scenarios here aren't really liked and it's easier said than done to get that score). How much of a difference is a 3.39 to a 3.42? I know neither is very high, but would a 3.39 maybe just be rounded up to a 3.4 in their eyes? Will it not make enough of a difference to stress about it? Should I calm myself and just wait 3 weeks to know what my grades and new gpa is? Should I study for the actual french final that I have tomorrow instead of freaking out?
1) Study. 2) Calm down. I applied this cycle with a GPA in your range. I don't think a 3.42 versus a 3.39 will be a huge difference. Your goal should be to do well, but the bigger hurdle will be to get above the 75th percentile LSAT at NYU or Columbia because that's probably as high as you're going to get unless you're a URM. I don't think either of those GPAs would utterly lock you out of the T6.
Isn't Columbia's GPA floor 3.5? You can do a search for the thread where someone collected the floors for the t50. Either way, shoot for an A in every course and see what you get when you graduate.