Conccurent Enrollment Grades, LSAC GPA, etc

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Conccurent Enrollment Grades, LSAC GPA, etc

Postby jeremychristiansen » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:53 pm

As happens so often in life I am kicking myself for having taken 4 concurrent enrollment classes from a local community college when I was a junior/senior in high school. I did poorly in them but got serious about life and after taking a two year break from school to live in a foreign country, went back to school and have maintained a 4.0 GPA as a Spanish major with a double minor in accounting and business management. I will graduate next year, I took the Feb LSAT (so that if it doesn't go well I can retake in June) and am getting ready to apply in the fall. I found out that if I take 12 credit hours from that community college (I am attending a university on the other side of the state) they will give me academic amnesty on those grades and replace them. My questions are these: (1) Is it worth is to go back and retaking the classes? (2) Will LSAC count those grades from my junior year in high school when they calculate my GPA? (3) Will a law school look deeper into my transcript to see that they were concurrent enrollment and that I have actually held a 4.0 since leaving high school? I really want to get into Duke and so I figure I need to have my numbers as high as I can get them. What do you all think? (By the way while I have used TLS for sometime, I am new to the forum, hello all)

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Re: Conccurent Enrollment Grades, LSAC GPA, etc

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:56 pm

1) Yes, if the original grades won't appear on the transcript (otherwise LSAC will still count them).
2) Yes
3) They can see, but they probably won't care. Your LSDAS GPA is what it is.




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