sighsigh wrote:So apparently, if you retake a course both the original course mark and the retaken course mark are included in your LSDAS GPA.
Usually, my UG only allows students to retake courses if they have failed them or gotten a low mark (C's/D's). However, they also allow you to retake exactly 1.0 course no matter what your original mark is.
Should I retake a course I know I will get A+ in because I got A+ in it in my original attempt? This would raise my GPA since LSDAS would count both A+'s, not only one. The mark goes on my transcript with the words "extra" next to it. However, I'm worried about how LS admissions (I only care about HLS and CCN actually) would view this. It's obviously pretty unusual to retake a course that you aced, and I'm afraid they might realise I did it only for the purposes of LS admission.
Summary: is a 0.02 increase in your LSDAS GPA worth this negative stigma?
EDIT: I could always submit an addenum which
lies bends the truth about why I took the course.
LSAC won't double count. Focus on your LSAT, with the amount of work that it takes to take a class you could at least add 1 point to your score. That matters more than a marginal GPA boost.
double count? Explain.
Anyways, I've decided not to do it, since I believe it does carry a high risk which is not worth the gain. However if I were to do it, it would be very convenient. The course would cost $0 (my uni has flat fees), and the course itself consists of two extremely easy and predictable T/F tests (lol), and an essay. I don't need to come to lectures, I already have all my notes, and I already have the essay written. The prof is a complete and utter slacker who doesn't care about anything. It really is quite a gem of a course, especially since I attend a uni which is well-known for its grade deflation.