Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

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Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby JoeC12 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:42 pm

I am finishing up my fall semester in my Senior year of undergrad. As it stands, my GPA is a 3.67. I anticipate my GPA dropping a little bit after these semester grades. Should I rush to submit my applications before I get these grades back. When I do get these grades back, DO I HAVE TO UPDATE MY TRANSCRIPT TO EACH LAW SCHOOL? Thanks!

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby Gail » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:45 pm

JoeC12 wrote:I am finishing up my fall semester in my Senior year of undergrad. As it stands, my GPA is a 3.67. I anticipate my GPA dropping a little bit after these semester grades. Should I rush to submit my applications before I get these grades back. When I do get these grades back, DO I HAVE TO UPDATE MY TRANSCRIPT TO EACH LAW SCHOOL? Thanks!



Send transcripts now. They will not ask for an update until you're already accepted and in. By then it won't matter.


What might matter is that you waited until the twelve days of Christmas to send them off though.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby JoeC12 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:47 pm

Thank you for your reply! Just to clarify, submit them even though I am going to take the LSAT again in February?

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby gaud » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:49 pm

Keep in mind when you send them to the LSAC they automatically send them to schools you have apps pending at (if you've already paid for the app)

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby john1990 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:05 pm

Yes, just send the admissions office an email saying you are retaking in February, in case there is no place on the application.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby JoeC12 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:56 pm

So just to clarify..... I have not submitted or paid for any applications, I have taken the LSAT once already and am retaking in June, and I have one LOR. Simply put, my applications are incomplete. Despite the incompleteness I can still submit with my CURRENT GPA and that will be the ONLY GPA on record for these schools?

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby JoeC12 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:21 am

Bump

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:32 am

Yes, you're correct. Go submit right now.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby hyakku » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:06 pm

Actually i think he shouldn't submit unless I'm confused. If you want June of 2012's LSAT to count, you can't use this years apps. All apps are done for 2011-2012 by June. I'm pretty sure you would have to wait until next September when the new apps come out, at which point they'll have your updated grades.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby JoeC12 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:15 pm

I don't want June to count. I'm taking again in February and I won't those scores to count AND my gpa AS OF RIGHT NOW to count.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:20 pm

JoeC12 wrote:I have taken the LSAT once already and am retaking in June

JoeC12 wrote:I don't want June to count. I'm taking again in February and I won't those scores to count AND my gpa AS OF RIGHT NOW to count.


:?

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:25 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
JoeC12 wrote:I have taken the LSAT once already and am retaking in June

JoeC12 wrote:I don't want June to count. I'm taking again in February and I won't those scores to count AND my gpa AS OF RIGHT NOW to count.


:?

I am incredibly confused. OP, are you applying this or next year?

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby JoeC12 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:17 pm

I would like to attend law school in the fall but I am not opposed to going the fall after. I took the LSAT once (June) and did not score as well as I would've liked. I am taking it again in February and will most likely (knock on wood) score 5-6 points higher than I did in June.

If I were to apply for the coming fall: My grades THIS SEMESTER will most likely bring my overall GPA down a little bit. Can I submit applications now (with my current GPA of 3.67) before the grades for this semester come in and lower my overall GPA? Will the law schools see that my GPA has lowered?

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby vpintz » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:32 pm

I'm getting the feeling that OP doesn't really understand how admissions works.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby JoeC12 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:06 pm

Can you enlighten me? I think it's a reasonable question.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby vpintz » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:16 pm

JoeC12 wrote:Can you enlighten me? I think it's a reasonable question.


Your overall cumulative GPA is what's counted by schools. Regardless of whether or not you want your RIGHTNOWOMG GPA to count, it won't--it'll be your cumulative GPA that matters. Also, I doubt the difference made by your fall semester grades will amount to much. Also, it'd probably be best to sit out this cycle and wait to apply until next fall, for a lot of reasons.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:20 pm

vpintz wrote:
JoeC12 wrote:Can you enlighten me? I think it's a reasonable question.


Your overall cumulative GPA is what's counted by schools. Regardless of whether or not you want your RIGHTNOWOMG GPA to count, it won't--it'll be your cumulative GPA that matters. Also, I doubt the difference made by your fall semester grades will amount to much. Also, it'd probably be best to sit out this cycle and wait to apply until next fall, for a lot of reasons.


Maturity, for one.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby bp shinners » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:56 pm

I know not many people do it, but you are, in fact, obligated by the contracts you sign in the application process to update the schools with your transcripts as soon as they're released. Most schools recognize that this won't result in a huge swing in your GPA, so they don't care, but the correct answer is that you do have to update your application whenever new grades are released.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby MachineLemon » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:40 pm

vpintz wrote:Also, it'd probably be best to sit out this cycle and wait to apply until next fall, for a lot of reasons.


Credited.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby john1990 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:56 pm

TylerM wrote:
vpintz wrote:Also, it'd probably be best to sit out this cycle and wait to apply until next fall, for a lot of reasons.


Credited.


+1

OP you could submit your applications now and notify the schools that you have a new LSAT coming in February. They would hold off on making a decision until that test score arrives, and would probably not ask for your updated transcripts. This would combine your current GPA (excluding this fall) and the next test. How bad are your grades? Are we talking below a 3.2?

However, i believe it is harder to get into most schools with a February test. Schools have less seats available and less scholarship money.

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby JoeC12 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:05 am

John thank you for your taking the time to respond and not giving me some smart*** answer. It might end up being a 3.3 or 3.2. Unfortunately, I might end up getting a C- in a class. I am going to try and rush to get these applications in before fall semester grades come out!

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Re: Quick general question that I need answered quickly! Please!

Postby Opie » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:47 am

Gail wrote:
JoeC12 wrote:I am finishing up my fall semester in my Senior year of undergrad. As it stands, my GPA is a 3.67. I anticipate my GPA dropping a little bit after these semester grades. Should I rush to submit my applications before I get these grades back. When I do get these grades back, DO I HAVE TO UPDATE MY TRANSCRIPT TO EACH LAW SCHOOL? Thanks!



Send transcripts now. They will not ask for an update until you're already accepted and in. By then it won't matter.


What might matter is that you waited until the twelve days of Christmas to send them off though.


The twelve days of Christmas are December 25 through January 5. Just sayin'. :mrgreen:




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