Transfer Credit

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mg1340
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Transfer Credit

Postby mg1340 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:12 pm

Hello all,

I was signing up for a few summer classes, and was reading my University's guidelines for transfer credits. It says, "Grades and grade point averages are not recorded on the student's record, only credit hours." Will these grades I receive in the two courses be counted on the LSAC GPA? Thanks for helping!


Also, would it matter if the course was online through the school?
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Re: Transfer Credit

Postby FDRSnowball » Tue May 08, 2012 10:19 pm

mg1340 wrote:Hello all,

I was signing up for a few summer classes, and was reading my University's guidelines for transfer credits. It says, "Grades and grade point averages are not recorded on the student's record, only credit hours." Will these grades I receive in the two courses be counted on the LSAC GPA? Thanks for helping!


I would think yes. You will have to submit a transcript to LSAC from the school where you take the classes. Transfer credits won't affect your GPA at your undergrad school, but they will be taken into account when the LSAC calculates the GPA.

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Re: Transfer Credit

Postby BVest » Wed May 09, 2012 1:22 am

Depends on whether the school where you're taking the classes gives grades. My summer classes at a different University did not affect my GPA on my undergrad institution transcript, but they did affect my LSDAS GPA (helpfully, I might add).

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Re: Transfer Credit

Postby bp shinners » Wed May 09, 2012 12:26 pm

You have to submit transcripts from every school you attend after high school (or during high school, if you took college-level courses) and before you receive your first Bachelor's*. All of those grades will count towards your LSAC GPA, whether the school from which you graduate counted them or not.



*You have to submit other transcripts from after this period, but they won't count towards your GPA.

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Re: Transfer Credit

Postby twenty » Wed May 09, 2012 1:56 pm

Incoming hijack:

I'm also interested to know if transfer units count twice if your school DOES award/keep the letter grade. For example, if I had an A grade at Community College A, and transferred that grade to University X and University Y, would I have 3 units of A, 6 units of A, or 9 units of A as far as LSDAS is concerned?




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