Question about gpa

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Lawbro
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Question about gpa

Postby Lawbro » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:22 pm

In high school I took a few college classes and didn't get the greatest grades. These grades did not transfer to my UG, but now that I am applying to law schools I had transcripts from both institutions sent to LSAC. Do you guys think the grades I got from during my high school days will affect the way law schools look at me?

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Re: Question about gpa

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:25 pm

They'll be averaged into your LSAC GPA, and the LSAC GPA is the 2nd biggest factor in admissions (after your LSAT score). So yes, the grades will affect you.

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Re: Question about gpa

Postby Lawbro » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:38 pm

Yeah I realize that they will be factored in, but I was hoping the law schools might show some leniency considering I took those classes as a high school student.

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Re: Question about gpa

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:45 pm

Unless you have a better excuse than "I was immature in high school," (like "my mom died" or "I got cancer" or "I was single-handedly raising my four younger siblings") probably not. Plenty of people did fine in their high-school college classes.

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Re: Question about gpa

Postby Lawbro » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:30 am

Sucks. Thanks for answering though :D

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Re: Question about gpa

Postby hoos89 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:12 am

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Re: Question about gpa

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:14 am

hoos89 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:They'll be averaged into your LSAC GPA, and the LSAC GPA is the 2nd biggest factor in admissions (after your LSAT score). So yes, the grades will affect you.



wait are you honestly telling me that high school APs count towards LSAC???!?! holy shit


No? How would that even work? People are talking about classes taken at a community college.

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Re: Question about gpa

Postby hoos89 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:31 am

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Re: Question about gpa

Postby Lawbro » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:14 pm

Eh you never know, I did worse in my intro classes than in my major classes. Also I didn't take classes at a CC, but a university.




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