Which gpa do I put

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Which gpa do I put

Postby sportsstar5 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:41 am

On the application, it asks for my gpa. Should I put the gpa that appears on my submitted transcripts, or should I put the lsac adjusted gpa, with other college credit and classes factored in? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:41 am

sportsstar5 wrote:On the application, it asks for my gpa. Should I put the gpa that appears on my submitted transcripts, or should I put the lsac adjusted gpa, with other college credit and classes factored in? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby phillyboy101 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:03 am

I just filled out my apps yesterday and I had been leaving the gpa and class rank blank because I figured they'd be getting the official report from lsac anyways. Should I shoot them an email or just let it go?

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby phillyboy101 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:51 am

Sorry I hijacked this thread but does anyone have a suggestion?

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby thederangedwang » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:53 am

Well, you really should have put that stuff in. Depends on the school. Call them up/email them and ask if they want it.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby phillyboy101 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:02 pm

Okk. Yeah the reason I didn't was because the application I guess copied my school info from when I first signed up to lsac and it wasn't a required field so I left it blank then and just never changed it because I figured first they'd receive the official transcript/index and second I took a couple summer classes and totally forgot my actual gpa breakdown all I could remember is my lsac gpa

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby Philosopher King » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:14 pm

There's a difference in the GPA LSAC sends them than the regular GPA? What!? Wow so LSAc finds a way to screw up the other factor too. Amazing, these pinheads are omnipotent. This who law school admissions nonsense is so inherently corrupt that I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. God only knows what LSAC did to my GPA.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby bruss » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:46 pm

Philosopher King wrote:There's a difference in the GPA LSAC sends them than the regular GPA? What!? Wow so LSAc finds a way to screw up the other factor too. Amazing, these pinheads are omnipotent. This who law school admissions nonsense is so inherently corrupt that I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. God only knows what LSAC did to my GPA.


You can't call them pinheads on this one because they evaluate all the grades the same. But yes I liken lsac to the ncaa. Why the Fuck do we need them.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby BiglawOrBust » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:26 pm

Philosopher King wrote:There's a difference in the GPA LSAC sends them than the regular GPA? What!? Wow so LSAc finds a way to screw up the other factor too. Amazing, these pinheads are omnipotent. This who law school admissions nonsense is so inherently corrupt that I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. God only knows what LSAC did to my GPA.


Shoulda gamed that GPA for LS, needlenose!

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby Philosopher King » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:38 pm

bruss wrote:
Philosopher King wrote:There's a difference in the GPA LSAC sends them than the regular GPA? What!? Wow so LSAc finds a way to screw up the other factor too. Amazing, these pinheads are omnipotent. This who law school admissions nonsense is so inherently corrupt that I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. God only knows what LSAC did to my GPA.


You can't call them pinheads on this one because they evaluate all the grades the same. But yes I liken lsac to the ncaa. Why the Fuck do we need them.


Well I had to look up the NCAA but I agree with you.

BiglawOrBust wrote:
Philosopher King wrote:There's a difference in the GPA LSAC sends them than the regular GPA? What!? Wow so LSAc finds a way to screw up the other factor too. Amazing, these pinheads are omnipotent. This who law school admissions nonsense is so inherently corrupt that I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. God only knows what LSAC did to my GPA.


Shoulda gamed that GPA for LS, needlenose!


What do you mean?

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby BiglawOrBust » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:59 pm

Philosopher King wrote:
BiglawOrBust wrote:
Philosopher King wrote:There's a difference in the GPA LSAC sends them than the regular GPA? What!? Wow so LSAc finds a way to screw up the other factor too. Amazing, these pinheads are omnipotent. This who law school admissions nonsense is so inherently corrupt that I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. God only knows what LSAC did to my GPA.


Shoulda gamed that GPA for LS, needlenose!


What do you mean?


Gone to "easy" undergrad, taken easy major and classes in anticipation of applying to law school. I was kidding, though -- mostly!

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby Philosopher King » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:05 pm

OP, are you sure the two GPAs are different? I just looked up my LSAC GPA and it is the same as my real-life one. So double check and you might realize that you don't even have the problem.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:14 pm

Yes, the lsac one is .5 points higher than my college one (it factors in credit from other colleges, adjustments, etc.). Thanks.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby Philosopher King » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:15 pm

sportsstar5 wrote:Yes, the lsac one is .5 points higher than my college one (it factors in credit from other colleges, adjustments, etc.). Thanks.


Well that's good news. I have been researching this and I read that it usually gets lower. So by .5 points higher do you mean like 3.75 ----> 3.8?

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:21 pm

Philosopher King wrote:OP, are you sure the two GPAs are different? I just looked up my LSAC GPA and it is the same as my real-life one. So double check and you might realize that you don't even have the problem.


LSAC takes into account courses you've taken from other places up until the completion of your first degree. So, for example, it includes a 15-credit college course I took when I was 15 in high school that dragged my LSAC GPA down a little, but not my college GPA because I never imported those credits into my college's transcript. It helps other people if those courses bring them up. It's sorta whacky and I don't really feel like random courses one took prior to college should count, but it's how it goes. It's not really a scam though. It's supposed to be fair or whatnot.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby sportsstar5 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:23 pm

Yes, so I'm debating which gpa to put on applications that ask for it. They will see both from transcripts and from the lsac report, but I am unsure as to which to fill in. I don't want to put the higher one to make it seem like I'm trying to deceive them; I just want to do what's right and correct. Thanks.

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Re: Which gpa do I put

Postby phillyboy101 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:06 pm

In case anyone is interested I called a couple schools and they said they really didnt care...at all. Its all about the LSAC report




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