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Postby 06162014123 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:03 pm

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:08 pm

I was just about to make a thread like this, but more along the lines of "when does the LSAC calculate your GPA". I'm assuming its your GPA after your junior year? Do those senior grades get factored in? Probably what is important is knowing what GPA the law schools have to report, since according to TLS, that is what they care about in an applicant. So does anyone know which semester's GPA is your official LSAC GPA that law schools have to report back with?

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:12 pm

Schools will ask for an updated transcript to confirm that you graduated, but you send that directly to the school and not to LSAC, so it won't change your LSDAS GPA. Thus, they don't need to report your new GPA to USNWR. Thus, they don't really care.

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby Sheendream » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:22 pm

On the other hand, if you send your first semester, senior year grades to LSAC and they raise your GPA a point, say from a 3.4 to a 3.5, will this help your application? Example, median is 3.4 and the 3.5 puts you above median, while your LSAT is also above median...possible scholly money?

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:28 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Schools will ask for an updated transcript to confirm that you graduated, but you send that directly to the school and not to LSAC, so it won't change your LSDAS GPA. Thus, they don't need to report your new GPA to USNWR. Thus, they don't really care.


So you're not giving them an update after first semester senior year? You only send the final transcript at the end of the year? That'd be pretty great.

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:56 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Schools will ask for an updated transcript to confirm that you graduated, but you send that directly to the school and not to LSAC, so it won't change your LSDAS GPA. Thus, they don't need to report your new GPA to USNWR. Thus, they don't really care.


So you're not giving them an update after first semester senior year? You only send the final transcript at the end of the year? That'd be pretty great.


Just to rephrase to make sure I'm correct. After your spring semester of junior year, as long as you are passing your classes, your grades do not matter and will not be seen by law schools until after you graduate and are long since accepted/rejected?

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby PrincetonLaw » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:32 pm

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:34 pm

PrincetonLaw wrote:i started a similar thread (see below) but my case is different in that I've been out of school for a yr now. should i update my transcript?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=169843


I can't answer your question but I think you can answer mine. So the last grades that law schools have from you is after your junior spring?

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby PrincetonLaw » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:36 pm

correct.

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Re: First semester, senior year grades - relevance?

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:40 pm

PrincetonLaw wrote:correct.


Anyways, I obviously haven't gone through this, but after reading your situation I would assume you're obligated to disclose those grades?




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