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Postby lemnlime2 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:23 am

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youpiiz
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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby youpiiz » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:26 am

im guessing your overall gpa being 3.3 means you did pretty well otherwise? and your grades were good during your senior year?

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:08 am

lemnlime2 wrote:The title pretty much says it all. I'm graduating with a 3.3, but I had a bad time my Junior year and accumulated 3 failing grades. I have checked with LSAC, and those grades are definitely going to be calculated in my GPA. I also had 2 quarters where I withdrew, and a few dropped courses. Basically, an incredibly spotty transcript. :(

Does anyone have experience applying to law school with a similar story? (Mediocre GPA, but gaps in transcript?) How much weight will law schools put on my transcript issues? Should I write an addendum about this, or will that just draw attention to my transcript?

I scored a 176 on the LSAT, but I'm guessing that doesn't mean much with my grades.

Thanks for any help.



Don't worry about it. My transcript was similarly spotty, and it seemed to make no difference whatsoever.

The 176 is what counts.

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:44 am

I scored a 176 on the LSAT, but I'm guessing that doesn't mean much with my grades.


Guess again ;)

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby Mr. Pablo » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:48 am

Yeah, they won't give a shit what the transcript actually looks like. They care about the six digits that accompany your application: GPA 3.3x LSAT 176.

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby holydonkey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:51 am

Enjoy MVP

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:09 pm

Enjoy MVP


I am thinking NU and GULC are safer bets...

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby holydonkey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:17 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:
Enjoy MVP
I am thinking NU and GULC are safer bets...
true

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:22 pm

We need to see what his LSAC GPA looks like. His school might have averaged retakes, and those W's might count as F's.

3.3/176 gets MVPNCG, with a tiny shot at NYU. However, his gpa might not be 3.3.

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby lemnlime2 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:48 am

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Re: Ugly transcript, OK GPA, high LSAT --Please help!

Postby im_blue » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:36 pm

lemnlime2 wrote:Thanks for the replies, everyone. I don't know what my LSAC GPA will be, but I did check with my school and W's are not counted as F's.

What's MVP? Have to say, your responses make me feel a bit better about my chances. I thought for sure top 14 were out of the question.

MVP = Michigan, Virginia, Penn (Top 10)




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