Help with GPA

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masked kavana
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Help with GPA

Postby masked kavana » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:31 pm

So I checked my Academic Summary Report and my cumulative GPA is 2.49, but when I look on my transcript my school has my GPA as 3.5

I had a horrible couple of years in junior college where I earned D's and F's routinely. I was able to retake each class where I had a bad grade and received A's and B's.

Has this happened to anyone else? Is there any way I can get LSAC to show the 3.5 rather than the 2.49?

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yuzu
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Re: Help with GPA

Postby yuzu » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:06 am

masked kavana wrote:Has this happened to anyone else? Is there any way I can get LSAC to show the 3.5 rather than the 2.49?


Yes, this is standard LSAC practice. No, there's nothing much you can do, other than maybe writing a GPA addendum in your law school applications, or somehow convincing your junior college the classes should be left off the transcript.

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Re: Help with GPA

Postby masked kavana » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:49 am

yuzu wrote:
masked kavana wrote:Has this happened to anyone else? Is there any way I can get LSAC to show the 3.5 rather than the 2.49?


Yes, this is standard LSAC practice. No, there's nothing much you can do, other than maybe writing a GPA addendum in your law school applications, or somehow convincing your junior college the classes should be left off the transcript.


arrgh hella frustrating but thanks for the info.

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Re: Help with GPA

Postby TommyK » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:52 am

fwiw, no school is going to discount your juco grades. They may interpret it slightly differently (you may be viewed slightly better than another 2.5 gpa applicant), but you're still a 2.5 gpa applicant. Since it factors into their medians, it matters. They care. It'll hurt ya. Not much you can do except crush the LSAT and hope that a school will take a super hardcore splitter.




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