Grades from an unaccredited school

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jetpack joe
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Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby jetpack joe » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:31 pm

Do they have to be submitted to LSAC? If I don't have to, should I? I suppose it could be beneficial if my GPA from there was higher than my GPA from the accredited schools I've attended, but I'm not quite sure. What do you all think of this?

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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby Tom Joad » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:36 pm

Where the heck did you go that is unaccredited?

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jetpack joe
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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby jetpack joe » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:46 pm

I was in a seminary for a while.

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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby lawgod » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:59 pm

Yes, submit them.
I'm assuming you got good grades.

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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby jetpack joe » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:09 am

My GPA there is 3.26, but I think that's incorrect. and is actually at 3.5. My current GPA is just over 3.6. Just based on numbers, submitting them would decrease my GPA, so that's why I'm wondering if I should.

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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby delusional » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:11 am

Happened to me with a foreign unaccredited school. I didn't think I had to submit it but because it was listed on my UG transcript, LSAC listed it as necessary. When it finally came in they took a precious week to analyze it while my apps waited, and then listed it on my report as unaccredited, so it didn't affect anything.

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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby jetpack joe » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:16 am

So, should I just defer to LSAC?

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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby jetpack joe » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:09 am

on the LSAC website it says


Transcripts to include:
community colleges
bachelor's and graduate institutions
law/medical/professional institutions
institutions attended for summer or evening courses
institutions attended even though a degree was never received
institutions from which you took college-level courses while in high school even though they were for high school credit
institutions that clearly sponsored your overseas study. Clear sponsorship means:
the courses received the sponsoring institution's academic credit (not transfer credit);
the course codes, titles, credits earned, and grades appear on the sponsoring institution's transcript. Typically, these grades and credits are included in the sponsoring institution's cumulative GPA. The courses are often administered and taught by the sponsoring institution's faculty at an overseas institution.
International Transcripts if applicable



So I guess I don't have to submit them?

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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby Rock-N-Roll » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:36 am

jetpack joe wrote:on the LSAC website it says


Transcripts to include:
community colleges
bachelor's and graduate institutions
law/medical/professional institutions
institutions attended for summer or evening courses
institutions attended even though a degree was never received
institutions from which you took college-level courses while in high school even though they were for high school credit
institutions that clearly sponsored your overseas study. Clear sponsorship means:
the courses received the sponsoring institution's academic credit (not transfer credit);
the course codes, titles, credits earned, and grades appear on the sponsoring institution's transcript. Typically, these grades and credits are included in the sponsoring institution's cumulative GPA. The courses are often administered and taught by the sponsoring institution's faculty at an overseas institution.
International Transcripts if applicable



So I guess I don't have to submit them?


Just curious. Were you in Yeshiva or a Christian seminary?

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Re: Grades from an unaccredited school

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:42 am

jetpack joe wrote:on the LSAC website it says


Transcripts to include:
community colleges
bachelor's and graduate institutions
law/medical/professional institutions
institutions attended for summer or evening courses
institutions attended even though a degree was never received
institutions from which you took college-level courses while in high school even though they were for high school credit
institutions that clearly sponsored your overseas study. Clear sponsorship means:
the courses received the sponsoring institution's academic credit (not transfer credit);
the course codes, titles, credits earned, and grades appear on the sponsoring institution's transcript. Typically, these grades and credits are included in the sponsoring institution's cumulative GPA. The courses are often administered and taught by the sponsoring institution's faculty at an overseas institution.
International Transcripts if applicable



So I guess I don't have to submit them?

Would you not consider it an "institution"? Because it seems to me like their definitions are trying to include as many places as possible. In reality, you should just contact LSAC and ask them.




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