URGENT Question!!

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URGENT Question!!

Postby screechypeachy » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:10 pm

I had an error on my LSAC GPA with an FW that was not supposed to be there. It JUST got fixed after jumping through hoops but my GPA went from 3.69 to 3.77. How can I inform my schools about this because I of course already applied. I mentioned it in an addendum before but I just want to make sure they know. Please let me know what I should do!!

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Re: URGENT Question!!

Postby Pricer » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:12 pm

Contact the admissions office at each school. I would try calling each and informing them. The response will be quicker than email.

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Re: URGENT Question!!

Postby JusticeHarlan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:15 pm

Definitely have you school send an updated transcript to LSAC as soon as possible; they'll process it and send the updated version to the schools you applied to.

If you're worried about them making a decision on your app before that processes, you can try to update the schools directly. Different schools will probably have different policies about this: some will be fine getting a new transcript directly from your UG school, others might want to have an official LSAC copy only. You're best bet is to just call each school and explain the situation to them: they'll tell you the best way to get the info to them, and maybe make a note in your file about the change.


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Re: URGENT Question!!

Postby crit_racer » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:13 am

I had the exact same thing happened. One of my UG schools made a clerical mistake, and my initial CAS report showed a 3.23 GPA. I got that UG school to overnight a new transcript to LSAC, and two days later they updated my CAS report w/ the correct 3.32 GPA.

They then sent out the updated report to every school I applied to. And since I had just applied a few days earlier, I'm guessing no one had started reviewing my file yet. Anyways, have your school overnight a transcript to LSAC. I've done this twice, and both times it was processed exactly 3 business days after I had it overnighted.


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Re: URGENT Question!!

Postby Heat » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:23 am

It would appear that the error was already fixed so the OP isn't looking for ways to fix the GPA.

As far as the problem you have I'd suggest simply calling the admissions offices at the schools you applied and asking how they would like you to handle it. Congratulations on fixing the error and good luck in the admissions process.

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