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College courses while in high school question

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:49 pm
by masochist
I suspect I already know the answer to this, but I will ask anyway.

I was enrolled in a community college while I was in high school, but my snooty undergrad institution would not accept any of the credits. Now I am wondering if I can count these credits as part of my UG GPA record even though they did not contribute to my undergrad degree. I wouldn’t bother trying to find out, but it would raise my undergrad GPA by a pretty substantial amount if I could include this coursework.

Re: College courses while in high school question

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:01 pm
by Iconoclast
Yes, it counts.

It would even count if you didn't want it to (which seems to be the more common issue).

Re: College courses while in high school question

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:33 pm
by Bildungsroman
Yep, on your LSAC account under CAS list it as an instutiton attended and have the registrar/whoever at that community college send a transcript to LSAC.

Re: College courses while in high school question

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:39 pm
by Boilernation11
It won't count toward your UG GPA because technically they wern't taken at your UG school. Even if they were transfered to your UG school, GPA doesnt transfer just the credits.

Since those credits are not on your UG transcript, you can also submit your transcript from the community college but to be honest, CC & UG is like apples and oranges and LS wont be impressed with a 4.0 GPA at a CC.

Re: College courses while in high school question

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:52 pm
by 03121202698008
Boilernation11 wrote:It won't count toward your UG GPA because technically they wern't taken at your UG school. Even if they were transfered to your UG school, GPA doesnt transfer just the credits.

Since those credits are not on your UG transcript, you can also submit your transcript from the community college but to be honest, CC & UG is like apples and oranges and LS wont be impressed with a 4.0 GPA at a CC.


Not at all correct. You must submit ALL undergrad work to LSAC or you may have C&F issues when you graduate. LSAC doesn't care at all what your undergrad says your GPA is...they recompute including all UG work.

Re: College courses while in high school question

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:02 pm
by Iconoclast
Boilernation11 wrote:It won't count toward your UG GPA because technically they wern't taken at your UG school. Even if they were transfered to your UG school, GPA doesnt transfer just the credits.

Since those credits are not on your UG transcript, you can also submit your transcript from the community college but to be honest, CC & UG is like apples and oranges and LS wont be impressed with a 4.0 GPA at a CC.


When you don't know the answer, it's usually better to keep your mouth shut.

You are REQUIRED to submit ALL college work to LSAC... not just what is on your degree granting institution's transcript. And all credits completed in the US prior to receiving your first degree are factored into the GPA (international stuff has slightly different rules... but since that didn't apply to me I didn't really look closely at them).

Re: College courses while in high school question

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:13 pm
by Bildungsroman
Boilernation11 wrote:It won't count toward your UG GPA because technically they wern't taken at your UG school. Even if they were transfered to your UG school, GPA doesnt transfer just the credits.

Since those credits are not on your UG transcript, you can also submit your transcript from the community college but to be honest, CC & UG is like apples and oranges and LS wont be impressed with a 4.0 GPA at a CC.


Masochist, don't listen to this guy. You are required by LSAC to submit all college transcripts, even those for which you received no credit at your degree granting institution and those for which you received transfer credit.

Re: College courses while in high school question

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:15 am
by im_blue
masochist wrote:I suspect I already know the answer to this, but I will ask anyway.

I was enrolled in a community college while I was in high school, but my snooty undergrad institution would not accept any of the credits. Now I am wondering if I can count these credits as part of my UG GPA record even though they did not contribute to my undergrad degree. I wouldn’t bother trying to find out, but it would raise my undergrad GPA by a pretty substantial amount if I could include this coursework.

All college credits count toward your LSDAS GPA, regardless of how your UG treats them.

Re: College courses while in high school question

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:38 pm
by masochist
Cool! Thanks for the help everyone.