Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

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eli88
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Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby eli88 » Mon May 14, 2012 2:30 pm

I've attend two undergraduate institutions. If I take courses at my former college as a visiting student, the grades would be weighted twice, first at my former institution and again once the grades are transferred back to my current school. Of course, both transcript will have to be submitted to LSAC.

Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this? My former institution is 10 minutes away while it takes me an hour and a half by train to commute to my current school.

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Re: Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby stillwater » Mon May 14, 2012 2:31 pm

If you have to ask, you probably shouldn't be doing it.

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Re: Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby BVest » Mon May 14, 2012 2:32 pm

LSAC doesn't count the transfer credits on a transcript, only the original. Therefore credits transferred in are only counted once.

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Re: Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon May 14, 2012 2:34 pm

I'm pretty sure LSAC has seen transfer credits before. I don't see why they wouldn't be able to interpret them correctly.

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Re: Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby eli88 » Mon May 14, 2012 2:36 pm

BVest wrote:LSAC doesn't count the transfer credits on a transcript, only the original. Therefore credits transferred in are only counted once.


My school's policy is that courses taken at another institution as a visiting student will have their grades transferred back to be posted. I'm almost certain this is the case.

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Re: Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon May 14, 2012 2:40 pm

eli88 wrote:
BVest wrote:LSAC doesn't count the transfer credits on a transcript, only the original. Therefore credits transferred in are only counted once.


My school's policy is that courses taken at another institution as a visiting student will have their grades transferred back to be posted. I'm almost certain this is the case.
Super, but LSAC is under no obligation to interpret them the same way.

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Re: Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon May 14, 2012 2:44 pm

eli88 wrote:
BVest wrote:LSAC doesn't count the transfer credits on a transcript, only the original. Therefore credits transferred in are only counted once.


My school's policy is that courses taken at another institution as a visiting student will have their grades transferred back to be posted. I'm almost certain this is the case.


This just means that your university will calculate those credits into their institutional GPA. Some universities do, some don't, but they'll still be listed as transfer credits. LSAC won't think that you took identical courses at two schools at the same time.

EDIT: FWIW, I had a few anomalies when my community college grades were transfered to my university (including one really bizarre case where a 2000 level history course was counted by my university as a 3000 level humanities course) but none of that was reflected in my LSDAS GPA. Like an earlier poster said, they see transfer credits all the time.

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Re: Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby bp shinners » Mon May 14, 2012 5:00 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
eli88 wrote:
BVest wrote:LSAC doesn't count the transfer credits on a transcript, only the original. Therefore credits transferred in are only counted once.


My school's policy is that courses taken at another institution as a visiting student will have their grades transferred back to be posted. I'm almost certain this is the case.


Super, but LSAC is under no obligation to interpret them the same way.


Your sarcasm conveyed what I'm about to write, but since not everyone will get it, I shall clarify.

Not only are they under no obligation to interpret them the same way, but they won't count them that way. Those classes will only count once towards your LSAC GPA.

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Re: Could I potentially get in trouble for doing this?

Postby oaken » Mon May 14, 2012 10:55 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:I'm pretty sure LSAC has seen transfer credits before. I don't see why they wouldn't be able to interpret them correctly.


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