Updating GPA with new grades... how?

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clarawater
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Updating GPA with new grades... how?

Postby clarawater » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:28 pm

So I wanted to give schools that I applied to in the fall that have not reached their decision yet my updated GPA with grades that I just received for this past semester. How do I go about doing that? Do I have to go through LSAC like the original application, or can I just get my home institution to send a new transcript out?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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ThomasMN
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Re: Updating GPA with new grades... how?

Postby ThomasMN » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:20 pm

You go through LSAC. Print off a cover letter from LSAC's website much like the one you did to send in your original transcripts. Just give that to your registrar's office and you should be good.

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Re: Updating GPA with new grades... how?

Postby clarawater » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:16 pm

Ok thanks!

Also, do you know if any schools do not want you to do this?

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Re: Updating GPA with new grades... how?

Postby ThomasMN » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:38 pm

clarawater wrote:Ok thanks!

Also, do you know if any schools do not want you to do this?


Updating your grades via LSAC isn't required by any schools that I know of, but if your GPA improved there is a good chance that could help you get off a waitlist or help with schools that haven't made a decision on your application. If you are applying while you are in your senior year most schools just need a copy of your final transcript sent to the law school directly.




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