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jared6180
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GPA cut off???

Postby jared6180 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:20 am

I am a non-trad student. Was reading through the What are my chances threads and found this one...viewtopic.php?f=9&t=170830

Can someone please explain the rule of when LSAC stops collecting undergrad grades?

I went off and on PT to my local school since 2005 and accumulated about 24 credits~(2.0 GPA), just in the last 12 months I have gone FT and have added 33 credits~(3.25 GPA).

At what point in time does the cut-off end? My last 4 semesters have been progressively better. And I am shooting for a 3.4 overall. Will it even matter for me to finish my last year with a 3.75-4.0? Will that year or last semester even help my numbers for Law school?

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Re: GPA cut off???

Postby cinephile » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:59 am

It'll help if you apply after graduation.

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Re: GPA cut off???

Postby neeko » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:00 am

They stop counting it after your first degree

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Re: GPA cut off???

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:57 am

They stop when your first BA/BS confers. If you do two simultaneously, they count credits up until one of them confers.

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Re: GPA cut off???

Postby Opie » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:02 am

My advice would be to drag out your UG education a little if you can afford it. Get two degrees, take a lot of electives that are easy, etc. Law schools won't care what you took, but all of those 2.0 credits will count against you. There's no "Age limit" or grade that is too old to count, but once you get a bachelor's degree, your GPA is set in stone.

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Re: GPA cut off???

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:31 pm

Opie wrote:My advice would be to drag out your UG education a little if you can afford it. Get two degrees, take a lot of electives that are easy, etc. Law schools won't care what you took, but all of those 2.0 credits will count against you. There's no "Age limit" or grade that is too old to count, but once you get a bachelor's degree, your GPA is set in stone.


I'll have to disagree with you on this one Opie. There is a time limit.

RogerWaters wrote:
ScrabbleChamp wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Why was your 4.0 semester not factored in by LSAC ? Had you already receive your BS/BA degree ?


Does LSAC not count anything after 5 years of full-time coursework?


After 10 FT semesters they cut you off. I'm not sure if they use # of semesters or credit hours attempted as the cutoff though.

Although TLS' opinion seems to be different, this guy sounds like he went through it while we're just making assumptions.




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