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LSAC GPA and extension credits

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:18 pm
by Finanigans
Hello all,

At my college (university of washington) we have a credit by examination policy, whereby students can "challenge" selected classes they did not take by taking a test on the material. If you get over a 2.0, you pass and get credit for the class. I did this for the intermediate Spanish series to fulfill a gen ed requirement and received grades of 3.2, 3.2, and 2.0, so I received credit for all three. I am extremely worried, however, that these grades will be factored into my lsac gpa. My school does not incorporate the grades into my gpa, and are listed under AP/independent study/extension credits. What do you guys think?

Re: LSAC GPA and extension credits

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:25 pm
by Nova
My guess is that since its pass/fail, it will not be included. What exactly does it say under "AP/independent study/extension credits."? does it actually say 3.2, 3.2, 2.0?

Either way, there's not much you can do about it. You might as well submit your transcripts now and check it out if it is bothering you.

Re: LSAC GPA and extension credits

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:28 pm
by Archangel
http://www.lsac.org/policies/transcript ... zation.asp

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

These two links combined will provide you with the best interpretive scope applicable to your situation.

:mrgreen:

Re: LSAC GPA and extension credits

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:36 pm
by Finanigans
Unfortunately the grade is shown on the transcript

Re: LSAC GPA and extension credits

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:41 pm
by Archangel

Re: LSAC GPA and extension credits

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:48 pm
by Finanigans
Thanks for the help guys I appreciate it. None of the sites seem to mention these credit by exam grades though. If they're factored in they'll drop my gpa a full .07 :/

Re: LSAC GPA and extension credits

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:04 pm
by Archangel
Let me illustrate a concrete example to dispel any ambiguity. I took a credit by exam and received a 4.0. It was calculated in my LSAC GPA.

If there is an issue with your GPA it would be prudent to conclude that your LSAT score will trump your GPA.