Transferred undergrad, how would a law school examine gpa?

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iacmynad
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Transferred undergrad, how would a law school examine gpa?

Postby iacmynad » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:13 am

I transferred undergraduate schools - after two years at a previous institution, I changed to a different one (similarly ranked) for my junior/senior year. So far, I'm finishing off my junior year.

Uni 1, cumulative gpa of 3.45
Uni 2, cumulative gpa of 3.87 (if I maintain my current semester grades).

Overall gpa (when combining using a calculator) is 3.6.

How would LSAC calculate my gpa? In the same way? And would law schools have any reaction to the discrepancy/improvement between schools (in fact, it was only my first semester as a freshman that was poor, my GPA has been over 3.5 ever since)?

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Re: Transferred undergrad, how would a law school examine gpa?

Postby 270910 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:34 am

Law schools really only care about the overall LSDAS GPA, which will combine all college classes you've taken from all institutions. An upward trend is nice, but not nearly as significant as the overall number. Sucks, isn't completely fair, lots of sad stories, but that's the way it is.

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Re: Transferred undergrad, how would a law school examine gpa?

Postby iacmynad » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:27 am

Yep, but I'm confident of scoring well in the LSATs - hopefully that will make up for the average gpa.

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Re: Transferred undergrad, how would a law school examine gpa?

Postby 270910 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:59 am

iacmynad wrote:Yep, but I'm confident of scoring well in the LSATs - hopefully that will make up for the average gpa.


It sure will! Knock it out of the park.




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