lsac vs ug gpa

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sportgirl234
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lsac vs ug gpa

Postby sportgirl234 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:05 pm

Just out of curiosity will law schools even bother looking at UG GPA if it is significantly higher than LSAC or not at all?

Curious1
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Re: lsac vs ug gpa

Postby Curious1 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:09 pm

Yes they'll see it, but how it's counted depends on a number of things. If one bad grade from high school drags you down, it may count less than if you transfered to a different college.

I know people will say "ITS ALL ABOUT MEDIANS OMG THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT ONE NUMBER", but admissions officers are humans too and if we're talking about elite schools it may make a difference.

sportgirl234
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Re: lsac vs ug gpa

Postby sportgirl234 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:13 pm

my ug is not elite - a large state university on the east coast. t50 but really nothing that would garnish extra respect from adcom. I am just wondering because I received a D minus in a 4 credit class and then retook for a B plus but it pulls my gpa down by .2 just hoping they will take it into consideration

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Re: lsac vs ug gpa

Postby Curious1 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:14 pm

Ah then that's not the same thing. I assumed you meant that you had a higher GPA in your UG versus a lower GPA in some other college that you attended at one point.

They'll see it but I can't think they would discount it. Lots of people have the same situation.




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