Rescinded Admission?

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FiveSermon
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Rescinded Admission?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:59 pm

Has anyone heard of someone being rescinded admission for their GPA dropping their final semester?

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby DeSimone » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:00 pm

How bad is it? :roll:

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:01 pm

DeSimone wrote:How bad is it? :roll:


Let's say like a .5 GPA drop? lol.

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:06 pm

It's very rare, but I believe it isn't out of the realm of possibility.

I'd say if you have a 0.5 drop you should be worried.

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby dextermorgan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:08 pm

Your overall GPA dropped .5 points? Are you sure you are graduating?

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby LLB2JD » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:11 pm

Do you really mean .5 or .05?

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby bergg007 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:20 pm

Do you mean overall or a single semester. I had a .5 drop in my last single semester and that has me worried, but my overall GPA was virtually unaffected.

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:23 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Your overall GPA dropped .5 points? Are you sure you are graduating?

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:25 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Your overall GPA dropped .5 points? Are you sure you are graduating?


Not overall. Just that semester.

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby jeremysen » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:38 pm

If just the semester, no biggie. (assuming that overall gpa did not drop more than .2)

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby billyez » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:43 pm

Don't send your transcript to LSAC. Just send it directly to the school near the deadline. Problem solved.

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:39 am

billyez wrote:Don't send your transcript to LSAC. Just send it directly to the school near the deadline. Problem solved.


Fo real?

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby joeshmo39 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:45 am

LSAC has no way to track down every person in their system who actually matriculated so they don't follow up for transcripts. Your law school needs a transcript for their records to verify you graduated. These are two separate purposes and they never need to meet. I sent my transcript to LSAC in October the year I applied and they never saw any of my senior year grades. I'm sure it's similar for thousands of applicants across the country.

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby fatduck » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:48 am

joeshmo39 wrote:LSAC has no way to track down every person in their system who actually matriculated so they don't follow up for transcripts. Your law school needs a transcript for their records to verify you graduated. These are two separate purposes and they never need to meet. I sent my transcript to LSAC in October the year I applied and they never saw any of my senior year grades. I'm sure it's similar for thousands of applicants across the country.


this is in fact the reason that law schools require you to send a final transcript directly to their office and NOT through LSAC, because they know people will usually only send transcripts to LSAC if their UGPA increased

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby Gatriel » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:26 am

No worries you are in.

The semester is still early. You take a 0 on multiple exams?

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:12 pm

A 0.5 drop in the semester is meaningless. What matters is how much your overall GPA is going to drop.

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:14 pm

bk1 wrote:A 0.5 drop in the semester is meaningless. What matters is how much your overall GPA is going to drop.


Maybe .05

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:20 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
bk1 wrote:A 0.5 drop in the semester is meaningless. What matters is how much your overall GPA is going to drop.


Maybe .05


Then unless it is dropping you from above to below a school's median it isn't something to worry about.

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Re: Rescinded Admission?

Postby ElvisAaron » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:12 am

joeshmo39 wrote:LSAC has no way to track down every person in their system who actually matriculated so they don't follow up for transcripts. Your law school needs a transcript for their records to verify you graduated. These are two separate purposes and they never need to meet. I sent my transcript to LSAC in October the year I applied and they never saw any of my senior year grades. I'm sure it's similar for thousands of applicants across the country.


TITCR.
I have been told this explicitly by Admissions at two different schools and by students who have done the same. I personally know a guy who was accepted to HLS (and currently attending) with a 3.98 that would have dropped to a 3.77x had he submitted his final grades, which he did not.




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