Applying to Law School With No Grades

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Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby angflos » Fri May 11, 2012 9:38 pm

Hi all. I have recently decided to go to law school and have been studying for the LSAT. However, I have a big problem: I went to a school with NO GRADES. I have a long transcript which includes the evaluations received, but I have no grades or GPA. I tried searching for others in similar circumstances but haven't come up with anything.

Obviously LSAC won't come up with a GPA for me, but will they still issue me an academic summary? Can I get into a t14 without grades?

Thanks.

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby dingbat » Fri May 11, 2012 9:47 pm

angflos wrote:Hi all. I have recently decided to go to law school and have been studying for the LSAT. However, I have a big problem: I went to a school with NO GRADES. I have a long transcript which includes the evaluations received, but I have no grades or GPA. I tried searching for others in similar circumstances but haven't come up with anything.

Obviously LSAC won't come up with a GPA for me, but will they still issue me an academic summary? Can I get into a t14 without grades?

Thanks.

My guess is that it'd be like a foreigner coming in - you need to smoke the LSAT, at the very least.

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri May 11, 2012 9:50 pm

how is this possible?

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby angflos » Fri May 11, 2012 9:50 pm

Do the schools look at transcripts or rely on whatever reports/GPAs LSAC sends them?

I unfortunately went to a little school called Hampshire College.

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby dingbat » Fri May 11, 2012 9:55 pm

angflos wrote:Do the schools look at transcripts or rely on whatever reports/GPAs LSAC sends them?

I unfortunately went to a little school called Hampshire College.

They look (assuming you don't bomb the LSAT below their cutoffs), but it doesn't help (or hurt) their stats.

Just make sure you score 170+ if you want to have a chance at a T14.

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri May 11, 2012 9:58 pm


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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby zozin » Fri May 11, 2012 10:01 pm

angflos wrote:Do the schools look at transcripts or rely on whatever reports/GPAs LSAC sends them?

I unfortunately went to a little school called Hampshire College.

Have you contacted LSAC? I'm sure you're not the only person from your school to apply to law school.

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby kasparov » Fri May 11, 2012 10:08 pm

OP, i also had narrative evals.

cycle was pretty much what i expected it to be - admits where I should have been, reject for the same. I don't know how admissions evaluated them, but I didn't get in on LSAT alone to some schools, for sure.

I can answer any specific questions you have, prefer PM.

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri May 11, 2012 10:12 pm

Did your report card look like this?

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby roaringeagle » Fri May 11, 2012 10:40 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:Interesting school.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampshire_College


very interesting school. the "Bully" director went there.

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby Anonymous Loser » Fri May 11, 2012 10:50 pm

kasparov wrote:OP, i also had narrative evals.

cycle was pretty much what i expected it to be - admits where I should have been, reject for the same. I don't know how admissions evaluated them, but I didn't get in on LSAT alone to some schools, for sure.

I can answer any specific questions you have, prefer PM.


I had the same experience. The lack of traditional grades was not an issue in my admissions cycle, and played no role whatsoever in my job search.

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Re: Applying to Law School With No Grades

Postby angflos » Fri May 11, 2012 10:51 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:Did your report card look like this?

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Essentially yes, which is why I'm worried. :lol:

I think the most well known alums are Jon Krakauer (guy who wrote Into Thin Air and Into the Wild) and Ken Burns.




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