LSAC GPA?

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kittykatt
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LSAC GPA?

Postby kittykatt » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:16 pm

When the law school apps ask for GPA under education, should I use the adjusted LSAC GPA or my actual GPA from the school itself?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: LSAC GPA?

Postby Kabuo » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:32 pm

LSAC.

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Re: LSAC GPA?

Postby kittykatt » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:38 pm

Thank you :D

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Re: LSAC GPA?

Postby oregon000 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:46 pm

Kabuo wrote:LSAC.


really? I have heard differently

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Re: LSAC GPA?

Postby Kabuo » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:59 pm

oregon000 wrote:
Kabuo wrote:LSAC.


really? I have heard differently


Then I guess the important question is, "from whom have you heard?" If you want to put your school GPA, put it. But you better also put your LSAC GPA. Yes, schools will get your LSAC GPA and, if they see a discrepancy, they will probably assume this is why. But they can also assume it's untruthful, or at least deceptive, especially in cases where it's higher than your LSAC GPA (and if it's not, absolutely do not put it anywhere).

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Re: LSAC GPA?

Postby thederangedwang » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:15 pm

Kabuo wrote:
oregon000 wrote:
Kabuo wrote:LSAC.


really? I have heard differently


Then I guess the important question is, "from whom have you heard?" If you want to put your school GPA, put it. But you better also put your LSAC GPA. Yes, schools will get your LSAC GPA and, if they see a discrepancy, they will probably assume this is why. But they can also assume it's untruthful, or at least deceptive, especially in cases where it's higher than your LSAC GPA (and if it's not, absolutely do not put it anywhere).


u should always use school gpa when it asks for gpa under the education section and for ur resume...this is because this is the gpa u got from the school directly, not from lsac....meaning...LSAC was not the institution that "educated" you therefor you should not put ur lsac gpa in...if u do (and the lsac one is higher) then they might find it deceptive

source:anna ivey

in addition, just use common sense, in the education section, u just typed in all the info about ur school...why the heck would u then give them a non-school gpa? Do not use LSAC gpa...

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Re: LSAC GPA?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:55 pm

Kabuo wrote:
oregon000 wrote:
Kabuo wrote:LSAC.


really? I have heard differently


Then I guess the important question is, "from whom have you heard?" If you want to put your school GPA, put it. But you better also put your LSAC GPA. Yes, schools will get your LSAC GPA and, if they see a discrepancy, they will probably assume this is why. But they can also assume it's untruthful, or at least deceptive, especially in cases where it's higher than your LSAC GPA (and if it's not, absolutely do not put it anywhere).

LSAC doesn't assign you a new lifetime GPA, they just summarize your undergrad coursework for law schools. The GPA your educational institution gave you is still a valid answer to the question "what was your GPA."

Only a school staffed by complete morons would see someone's undergrad GPA on an app and go "DURRRR, THAT'S UNTRUTHFUL."




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