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Started bachelor's abroad.

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:30 pm

I started my bachelor's degree in Australia but finished in the USA. Do I have to get a transcript from my first foreign school?
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Re: Masters Degree from Abroad

Postby théo » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:27 am

You need to send it to LSAC. They will process it and convert your grades into the US gpa system.

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Re: Started bachelor's abroad

Postby BillsFan9907 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:43 am

théo wrote:You need to send it to LSAC. They will process it and convert your grades into the US gpa system.


Thank you
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Re: Masters Degree from Abroad

Postby iShotFirst » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:46 am

I did it a year ago so I dont recall about options, etc, but just send it to LSAC. They will accept it.

My Masters is from Australia.

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Re: Masters Degree from Abroad

Postby LeDique » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:47 am

Call LSAC and ask. HTH.

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Re: Masters Degree from Abroad

Postby EstboundNDwn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:43 am

Seoulless wrote:I have a Masters Degree from a foreign country. My BA is from the US.

Do I send this transcript out individually to the schools? I am under the impression LSAC only takes transcripts for US MAs.


I recently had to deal with this. I e-mailed LSAC with the information, they generated a transcript request form, and I paid for the transcript to be sent to LSAC.

The whole process from requesting a transcript, LSAC receiving the transcript, processing, posting, and sending the transcript to schools took almost 6 weeks. This was obviously much longer than my UG transcripts.

On the bright side, out of the 9 schools I applied to only 1 requested my MA transcripts.

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Re: Started bachelor's abroad

Postby BillsFan9907 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:48 am

So are you saying it isn't automatically sent to the schools via LSAC?
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Re: Masters Degree from Abroad

Postby théo » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:42 pm

Seoulless wrote:
théo wrote:You need to send it to LSAC. They will process it and convert your grades into the US gpa system.


There is no option to send a non-US sponsored foreign masters transcript.


I believe there is. I just did this in the fall, and I printed a cover sheet from the LSAC website.

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Re: Masters Degree from Abroad

Postby EstboundNDwn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:51 pm

Seoulless wrote:
EstboundNDwn wrote:
On the bright side, out of the 9 schools I applied to only 1 requested my MA transcripts.



So are you saying it isn't automatically sent to the schools via LSAC?


It's sent via LSAC, it just takes forever. I originally didn't even include my MA transcripts, because I was in a hurry, and most schools didn't require them since it wasn't a US grad school. LSAC doesn't even process these transcripts under the usual graduate school section, they're processed as an international institution.

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Started bachelor's abroad. Master's from abroad.

Postby BillsFan9907 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:02 pm

EstboundNDwn wrote:
It's sent via LSAC, it just takes forever. I originally didn't even include my MA transcripts, because I was in a hurry, and most schools didn't require them since it wasn't a US grad school. LSAC doesn't even process these transcripts under the usual graduate school section, they're processed as an international institution.


Did they convert the grades to American style, or leave them as is.
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Re: Masters Degree from Abroad

Postby théo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:01 am

théo wrote:You need to send it to LSAC. They will process it and convert your grades into the US gpa system.

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Re: Started bachelor's abroad

Postby BillsFan9907 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:52 am

You printed a cover sheet and sent it in along with your transcript or you sent it to your institution to send along with your transcript?

Where can I find this cover sheet?
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Re: Masters Degree from Abroad

Postby EstboundNDwn » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:53 pm

Seoulless wrote:
EstboundNDwn wrote:
It's sent via LSAC, it just takes forever. I originally didn't even include my MA transcripts, because I was in a hurry, and most schools didn't require them since it wasn't a US grad school. LSAC doesn't even process these transcripts under the usual graduate school section, they're processed as an international institution.


Did they convert the grades to American style, or leave them as is.


They left the grades as they were. I went to a British school, so they also included an additional sheet with a box that detailed the GPA equivalents; and since England also has different classes of degrees (first honors, 2:1, 2:2, etc.) they included a box detailing those US equivalents.




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