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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby kazu » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:41 pm

pintobeanx1 wrote:How do I find my LSDAS GPA?

Is this what I should put in a letter requesting a fee waiver, or is my regular GPA sufficient?

Your LSDAS GPA is your cumulative GPA. You can find this on your Academic Summary Report on the LSAC website. They generate one for you after they process your transcripts. If I recall correctly it's on the bottom right hand side.

I would put your LSDAS GPA on the fee waiver request, but I would specify that it's your LSDAS GPA.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby kazu » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:42 pm

7StringIbanez wrote:I have a question about transcript requests, since LSAC's information didn't exactly make this clear. I know that I need to request the transcript from my degree-granting institution, and have done so already. However, I took a summer class through a different institution (local community college) and had the credit successfully transferred to my degree-granting institution. Even though this credit appears on the transcript from my degree-granting institution, do I still need to request a transcript from the community college where I originally took the summer class?

You may want to call LSAC to confirm, but I'm pretty sure you need to request that transcript as well.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:36 pm

kazu wrote:
7StringIbanez wrote:I have a question about transcript requests, since LSAC's information didn't exactly make this clear. I know that I need to request the transcript from my degree-granting institution, and have done so already. However, I took a summer class through a different institution (local community college) and had the credit successfully transferred to my degree-granting institution. Even though this credit appears on the transcript from my degree-granting institution, do I still need to request a transcript from the community college where I originally took the summer class?

You may want to call LSAC to confirm, but I'm pretty sure you need to request that transcript as well.


Yes. Call to confirm, but I'm pretty sure you need to request that as well.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby CGI Fridays » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:41 pm

No need to call to confirm. It was college work. It's gotta be on there.
Even if you flunked a college course & weren't able to get the credits transferred to your UG, ya gotta do it.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby CGI Fridays » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:49 pm

kazu wrote:Your LSDAS GPA is your cumulative GPA. You can find this on your Academic Summary Report on the LSAC website. They generate one for you after they process your transcripts. If I recall correctly it's on the bottom right hand side.


While this is the logical place for it to be, there is no "LSDAS GPA" or anything final-sounding that sets it apart enough IMO, & I asked around to be sure.

I vote this info be included in OP, until LSAC makes that bold & font 16 with "Yup, this is the one alright!" In bold neon, moving letters circling it.

what you should totally put in OP wrote:Finding your official LSDAS GPA:
[All transcripts must be processed & your Academic Summary Report completed.]

Academic Summary Report
-Summary (bottom)
--Undergraduate Summary
---Cumulative GPA

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby filmorejive » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:43 am

When they ask you to fill out the undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, do you need to put down taking the community college you took a summer course at? I'm assuming yes, but it's a little unclear to me.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby cigrainger » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:44 am

filmorejive wrote:When they ask you to fill out the undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, do you need to put down taking the community college you took a summer course at? I'm assuming yes, but it's a little unclear to me.


Yes, and you need to submit that transcript.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby filmorejive » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:47 am

Thanks.
Yeah, that's all taken care of for my LSDAS GPA. It was just unclear having them put (on the applications) degree/expected degree when I'm receiving none, just taking 3 credits. I put it on there to be safe, glad to know it was the right move.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby cigrainger » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:25 am

filmorejive wrote:Thanks.
Yeah, that's all taken care of for my LSDAS GPA. It was just unclear having them put (on the applications) degree/expected degree when I'm receiving none, just taking 3 credits. I put it on there to be safe, glad to know it was the right move.


I just put NA in those fields.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby 7StringIbanez » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:15 pm

Thanks for answering my question, gotta get on that transcript request and send it out asap!

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby mz253 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:21 pm

a dumb Q i guess. what version of word document is the most compatible across all computers?

my resume sometimes print out weird in other poeple's computer. for example, my computer shows there's only one page, but comes out of a printer more than 1...

HELP!

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:26 pm

mz253 wrote:a dumb Q i guess. what version of word document is the most compatible across all computers?

my resume sometimes print out weird in other poeple's computer. for example, my computer shows there's only one page, but comes out of a printer more than 1...

HELP!



.doc

instead of

.docx

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby ohlawl » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:45 pm

I've been trying to log onto lsac.org all day and it just won't load. Anyone else having trouble getting on?

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby filmorejive » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:19 am

Going to have to retake in December.. my third test. My two lowest scores ever are both my official scores (164/164), I diagnosticed at 173 and averaged 177. Obviously something is going on nerves-wise, but anyway, how fucked am I that I have to apply late and have two (relative to me) bad scores? I have a 3.5x GPA. I'm figuring CCN are out but is there a shot or a prayer at Gtown or any of the other T14, assuming I preform how I practice and figure out what's messing me up on test day.

Thanks guys.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:05 pm

filmorejive wrote:Going to have to retake in December.. my third test. My two lowest scores ever are both my official scores (164/164), I diagnosticed at 173 and averaged 177. Obviously something is going on nerves-wise, but anyway, how fucked am I that I have to apply late and have two (relative to me) bad scores? I have a 3.5x GPA. I'm figuring CCN are out but is there a shot or a prayer at Gtown or any of the other T14, assuming I preform how I practice and figure out what's messing me up on test day.

Thanks guys.


The FAQ thread is actually not for chances. For that you'll want to go here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=134819

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby kazu » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:17 pm

mz253 wrote:a dumb Q i guess. what version of word document is the most compatible across all computers?

my resume sometimes print out weird in other poeple's computer. for example, my computer shows there's only one page, but comes out of a printer more than 1...

HELP!


If this is regarding attachments for law school apps, you shouldn't need to worry about this. LSAC automatically converts your documents into a pdf file for transmission. You get to proofread the pdf file before it gets sent out, so if the formatting gets icky (which it occasionally does, especially for things like resumes) you can fix it & reupload it.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:45 pm

Hi I'm wondering if I can cancel and active application on LSAC.

I chose a nonbinding option and would like to change my decision to ED but it's not letting me. Any ideas?

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby bdubs » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:48 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Hi I'm wondering if I can cancel and active application on LSAC.

I chose a nonbinding option and would like to change my decision to ED but it's not letting me. Any ideas?


Remove all of your assigned LORs and then delete the application. You should then be able to go back and select the option for that school that you want.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby lifestooquick » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:49 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Hi I'm wondering if I can cancel and active application on LSAC.

I chose a nonbinding option and would like to change my decision to ED but it's not letting me. Any ideas?

You have to unassign LORs to be able to cancel an application.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:50 pm

bdubs wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:Hi I'm wondering if I can cancel and active application on LSAC.

I chose a nonbinding option and would like to change my decision to ED but it's not letting me. Any ideas?


Remove all of your assigned LORs and then delete the application. You should then be able to go back and select the option for that school that you want.


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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby thecilent » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:25 pm

I have a question: once you send in updated transcripts, and lsac updates it for all your schools, do you have to notify each school that lsac has updated your transcripts/gpa? Or does lsac just automatically send in another report that schools can't miss?

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:26 pm

thecilent wrote:I have a question: once you send in updated transcripts, and lsac updates it for all your schools, do you have to notify each school that lsac has updated your transcripts/gpa? Or does lsac just automatically send in another report that schools can't miss?


Auto-update. No need to tell them.

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby thecilent » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:30 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
thecilent wrote:I have a question: once you send in updated transcripts, and lsac updates it for all your schools, do you have to notify each school that lsac has updated your transcripts/gpa? Or does lsac just automatically send in another report that schools can't miss?


Auto-update. No need to tell them.


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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby kierkegaard333 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:47 am

If I have my undergraduate transcript completed, app filled out, ps done and 2 lsat scores, one LOR but Im waiting on a summer class transcript and my last LOR can i still apply? should i apply now?
if i apply now before the 11/15 ED date and my LOR and Transcript show up a couple days later, did i make the deadline?

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Re: 2011 Applicants FAQ and Questions thread

Postby 4102011 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:25 pm

So here's a post about if you applied in October regarding when you might hear back, in case people are obsessive like me:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=137012




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