Do I have time to retake a class??

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lurker4evs
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Do I have time to retake a class??

Postby lurker4evs » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:52 am

I was accepted to my first choice with a big scholarship, and now I'm sort of panicking about losing the scholarship...there is a small chance I might have to retake one of my classes...can I do this over the summer before law school starts and still send them my transcript in time? Will they take my scholarship away if I get all 'A's and one D?
Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Do I have time to retake a class??

Postby mtyler19 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:19 pm

lurker4evs wrote:I was accepted to my first choice with a big scholarship, and now I'm sort of panicking about losing the scholarship...there is a small chance I might have to retake one of my classes...can I do this over the summer before law school starts and still send them my transcript in time? Will they take my scholarship away if I get all 'A's and one D?
Any help is appreciated.


First off, LSAC counts all grades, whether they are retaken or not. If you retake a D and get an A, LSAC will still calculate both grades into your GPA. I don't really understand why you think you're going to lose your scholarship, are you still taking undergrad classes and think you're not going to do well? I really don't think they'll take away your scholarship for bad grades in undergrad after you've already been accepted...

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Re: Do I have time to retake a class??

Postby Ludo! » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:24 pm

Is it too late to switch the class to pass/fail? Either way its not really a big deal. Once you're accepted they're not gonna take anything away for one bad grade. Don't waste time retaking it.

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Re: Do I have time to retake a class??

Postby lurker4evs » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:58 pm

I wouldn't retake to get a higher gpa...but because it's required to pass it in order to graduate, i.e. i don't pass i HAVE to take a summer class. I know a law school wouldn't be like "Well geez she got a C..." but if I had to retake the class, I wouldn't be able to send them my final transcript until much later.

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Re: Do I have time to retake a class??

Postby lurker4evs » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:01 pm

it's also too late for p/f

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Re: Do I have time to retake a class??

Postby bp shinners » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:01 pm

As long as you graduate before the date that classes are scheduled to start, you should be fine.




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