Simple question about LSAC GPA... Please advise.

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Geetar Man
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Simple question about LSAC GPA... Please advise.

Postby Geetar Man » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:57 pm

On my academic summary report, it says:

Undergraduate Summary
Degree (Summary) GPA: X
Degree Semester Hours:
Cumulative GPA: Y
Cumulative Semester Hours:
Nonpunitive "NC", "WF", and "Repeated" Course Credit Hours:


Which GPA are law schools going to be considering?

X or Y?

I'm going to assume its Y, since that's the cumulative. What worries me (not really worried) is that my Y GPA is higher than my X GPA, which is the opposite of a lot of people who say that their CumulativeGPA (Y) is lower than their degree GPA (X).

Thanks

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Re: Simple question about LSAC GPA... Please advise.

Postby lovejopd » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:53 pm

Geetar Man wrote:On my academic summary report, it says:

Undergraduate Summary
Degree (Summary) GPA: X
Degree Semester Hours:
Cumulative GPA: Y
Cumulative Semester Hours:
Nonpunitive "NC", "WF", and "Repeated" Course Credit Hours:


Which GPA are law schools going to be considering?

X or Y?

I'm going to assume its Y, since that's the cumulative. What worries me (not really worried) is that my Y GPA is higher than my X GPA, which is the opposite of a lot of people who say that their CumulativeGPA (Y) is lower than their degree GPA (X).

Thanks

Always, Y :D

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Re: Simple question about LSAC GPA... Please advise.

Postby 20130312 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:55 pm

My Y is larger than my X as well due to having some county college coursework aside my from degree granting institution coursework. Luckily, the schools only consider your Y.

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Re: Simple question about LSAC GPA... Please advise.

Postby Geetar Man » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:15 pm

lovejopd wrote:
Geetar Man wrote:On my academic summary report, it says:

Undergraduate Summary
Degree (Summary) GPA: X
Degree Semester Hours:
Cumulative GPA: Y
Cumulative Semester Hours:
Nonpunitive "NC", "WF", and "Repeated" Course Credit Hours:


Which GPA are law schools going to be considering?

X or Y?

I'm going to assume its Y, since that's the cumulative. What worries me (not really worried) is that my Y GPA is higher than my X GPA, which is the opposite of a lot of people who say that their CumulativeGPA (Y) is lower than their degree GPA (X).

Thanks

Always, Y :D


Thank you.

InGoodFaith wrote:My Y is larger than my X as well due to having some county college coursework aside my from degree granting institution coursework. Luckily, the schools only consider your Y.


Okay, so it's normal. I have some CC credits too, so I guess that's where the difference comes from. Thanks, IGF.

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Re: Simple question about LSAC GPA... Please advise.

Postby FinallyGoing » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:05 pm

This poses and interesting question...what becomes of grades that you earn in community college coursework that you took postbac?

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Re: Simple question about LSAC GPA... Please advise.

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:11 pm

FinallyGoing wrote:This poses and interesting question...what becomes of grades that you earn in community college coursework that you took postbac?
You're still supposed to submit the transcripts, but grades aren't factored in. Everything up until your first bachelor's degree is awarded--and nothing after that--counts.

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Re: Simple question about LSAC GPA... Please advise.

Postby Geetar Man » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:12 pm

FinallyGoing wrote:This poses and interesting question...what becomes of grades that you earn in community college coursework that you took postbac?


Nothing, as those grades are no longer calculated into your LSDAS GPA. They only count your coursework taken prior to receiving your first bachelor's degree.




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