Withdrawn class and LSAC GPA

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twiffy
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Withdrawn class and LSAC GPA

Postby twiffy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:25 am

i know there are many other threads about this but i can't seem to find one that answers my question exactly.

I took classes at a CC and i dropped a class well before the drop deadline (i was literally enrolled in it for one day). Now the school considers it non-punitive and it was not calculated into my GPA. My transcript says "W" (not WF or NC) However is also says "Units attempted: 6 United Passed:3" which makes it seem like i failed those three units.

the LSAC website clearly states that "Any grade notation that signifies failure (such as No Credit, No Credit/Fail, Not Passing, Incomplete/Fail, Withdraw/Fail, Unsatisfactory, Fail, etc.) is converted to zero on the 4.0 scale and is included in the calculation of the GPA, even if the issuing school considers the grade to be non-punitive. Failure is defined as credit attempted but not earned"

the lsac website is not really clear on this matter imo because first it says that as long as a school considers it non-punitive, its won't be counted, but then it says that it doesn't matter if the school considers it non-punitive. so i was wondering, has anyone else had experience with a non-punitive withdraw that showed units attempted/completed? was it factored into your gpa? what should i do about this?

powder
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Re: Withdrawn class and LSAC GPA

Postby powder » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:49 am

http://www.lsac.org/Members/TranscriptK ... earch.aspx


Someone posted this link a week or so ago. HTH. Also, I had the exact same thing: credit attempted 5, credit earned 0. It's a W. It won't count. I called LSAC to confirm, they did. They processed my GPA, it matched my UG's calculations exactly. Remember the Guide...Don't Panic in large, friendly letters.

twiffy
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Re: Withdrawn class and LSAC GPA

Postby twiffy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:21 am

oh...whew, i was a bit worried there for a second. Thanks for the link! it was really helpful.

powder
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Re: Withdrawn class and LSAC GPA

Postby powder » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:49 am

You're welcome, the link made me feel a lot better when I had this question so I bookmarked it to save other people the panic.




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