Think I may have royally screwed up, need advice

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freaknroll
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Think I may have royally screwed up, need advice

Postby freaknroll » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:32 pm

I think I may have a HUGE problem. Reading a thread just now I remembered that I took a correspondance class through a state university in the fall of 2004, my sophomore year of high school, for which I never sent a transcript to LSAC. All my apps are in and I already have two acceptances. I'm freaking out that I screwed the pooch big time here. Should I contact all the schools and let them know or should I immediately have the transcript sent to LSAC and then contact the schools? I need some blunt advice.

Thanks.

lobolawyer
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Re: Think I may have royally screwed up, need advice

Postby lobolawyer » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:42 pm

This is not as big of a deal as you think, unless you failed the course or it otherwise will cause a drastic change in your GPA. Send it to LSAC, and let the schools that you applied to know as well (though honestly they probably won't care). Full disclosure is always appreciated. At least they didn't find out on their own or something like that.

Did this class even count toward your degree/GPA (that might make is slightly more important, but not by much)?

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Re: Think I may have royally screwed up, need advice

Postby freaknroll » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:44 pm

My apologies, I wasn't specific enough. I took the correspondance class my sophomore year of high school and received an A. I know it goes towards my LSAC gpa but it had no weight in my university degree. It was a health class that I had to take to satisfy a high school degree requirement.

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Re: Think I may have royally screwed up, need advice

Postby traehekat » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:46 pm

Inform LSAC first. Then get those transcripts sent in. Then contact schools you have already been admitted to and let them know what happened and that the transcripts are on the way - be apologetic and be respectful. Send a similar email to the rest of the schools you applied to. As lobolaywer said, this probably isn't a big deal but full disclosure is always the best policy.


freaknroll wrote:My apologies, I wasn't specific enough. I took the correspondance class my sophomore year of high school and received an A. I know it goes towards my LSAC gpa but it had no weight in my university degree. It was a health class that I had to take to satisfy a high school degree requirement.


Yeah, definitely not a big deal. You obviously were not trying to hide anything and it is understandable you might forget about something like that. Plenty of people have been admitted to plenty of schools with much bigger goof ups on their applications.

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Re: Think I may have royally screwed up, need advice

Postby lobolawyer » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:49 pm

That won't matter at all. The only way that I can see it hurting you at all is b/c the A wasn't counted toward your overall GPA.

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Re: Think I may have royally screwed up, need advice

Postby freaknroll » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:47 pm

If I am planning on withdrawing applications to some schools should I still send them an email/phone call letting them know of my screw up?




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