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Transcript questions

Postby HellOnHeels » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:25 pm

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby citygirl000 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:08 pm

I'm pretty sure that LSAC/CAS will calculate your 'new' GPA using all of the grades, even those from studying abroad. I know that most people usually get Pass/Fail on their study abroad transcripts - not sure what "T" is - you could always call LSAC and find out to be sure - their customer service is really great

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby MumofCad » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:27 pm

I can answer this absolutely - yes! You will need them and your grades will be calculated into your UG GPA.

I had the same situation on my UG transcript and had to go about getting the transcript. Usually though study abroad is done through an accredited US institution (if it was an official program through your school, you won't need a transcript as they will be the credit granting US institution). In my case, I was a student at American U, took a GW study abroad program one summer and used my language credits to skip a year of Arabic at AU when I returned. I had to request an official transcript from GW, not from Al-Akhwayan where I actually studied. HTH!
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Re: Transcript questions

Postby HellOnHeels » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:40 pm

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby citygirl000 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:42 pm

I would suggest calling LSAC first - this will take you 10 minutes at most and might solve all of your questions :) good luck!

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Re: Transcript questions

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby MumofCad » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:58 pm

Oh well, then. I would assume they won't count since they weren't through a US accredited uni. They will most likely ask for the transcript, but evaluate it as a foreign transcript and not in your GPA since the scale varies so widely at foreign institutions. I think they rate them on some sort of superior, above average, average, etc. scale instead.

It also seems to take them much longer to process so I would get on it. I've had my UK transcript in for over 2 weeks and they haven't processed it yet.

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby cinephile » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:37 am

I was in this situation (an exchange) as well and they informed me that I did not need to send in a transcript, which was great, because it saved me 40 euro transcript + translation fee. Were classes taken at an actual Polish institution? You said it was through your undergrad institution, but if it was an exchange and no grades were ever given through your undergrad, then you likely do not need it. But, of course, calling LSAC is always the best way to be sure.

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby HellOnHeels » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:40 pm

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby Xifeng » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:14 pm

Here is what LSAC has to say. You DO NOT send them a transcript if:

Do not have a transcript sent from an international institution if your bachelor's degree is from a US, US territory, or Canadian school,

AND:
the total amount of work you completed at all international institutions combined is equal to or less than the equivalent of one year of undergraduate study in the United States, its territories, or Canada,

OR
your work was completed through an overseas study program that was clearly sponsored by a US, US territory, or Canadian school.

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby annyong » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:43 pm

stephinmd wrote:I called today, and they said I would not need a transcript from the foreign institution :D

My grades from abroad transferred back exactly like yours, so I'm glad that I won't have to wrangle a transcript for LSAC - but does anyone know if specific schools ask for them in this situation?

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Re: Transcript questions

Postby Xifeng » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:14 pm

I've never heard of a school asking for a transcript that LSAC didn't request (LSAC is pretty thorough). I think you should be fine.




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