Question re: LSAC CAS - Transcript Reporting

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westie25
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Question re: LSAC CAS - Transcript Reporting

Postby westie25 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:59 pm

I was in the process of adding schools to my LSAC account in order to start getting transcripts sent to LSAC. When I went to report the school where I received my Associate's degree, the options for level attended were "Bachelor's," "Graduate," or "Law." I did not receive a bachelor's, nor was I there to obtain one. What should I do? If my Associate's degree is not reported it majorly screws my GPA. If I choose "Bachelor's," am I being dishonest? Additionally, the school changed its name since I attened. Will this be an issue? Thanks!

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Re: Question re: LSAC CAS - Transcript Reporting

Postby bp shinners » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:42 pm

westie25 wrote:I was in the process of adding schools to my LSAC account in order to start getting transcripts sent to LSAC. When I went to report the school where I received my Associate's degree, the options for level attended were "Bachelor's," "Graduate," or "Law." I did not receive a bachelor's, nor was I there to obtain one. What should I do? If my Associate's degree is not reported it majorly screws my GPA. If I choose "Bachelor's," am I being dishonest? Additionally, the school changed its name since I attened. Will this be an issue? Thanks!


Call up LSAC, they'll straighten it out.

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Re: Question re: LSAC CAS - Transcript Reporting

Postby meshugaat » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:35 am

westie25 wrote:I was in the process of adding schools to my LSAC account in order to start getting transcripts sent to LSAC. When I went to report the school where I received my Associate's degree, the options for level attended were "Bachelor's," "Graduate," or "Law." I did not receive a bachelor's, nor was I there to obtain one. What should I do? If my Associate's degree is not reported it majorly screws my GPA. If I choose "Bachelor's," am I being dishonest? Additionally, the school changed its name since I attened. Will this be an issue? Thanks!


You submit your transcript for the associate's degree as "Bachelor's." You are not being dishonest. LSAC can differentiate between them and the transcript from the school at which you actually obtained your bachelor's degree. In fact, I believe it asks you which school is which when you are adding schools.

I have two associate's degrees, and I did exactly what I just told you to do. LSAC lists these transcripts, upon receipt, under a category called "Other Institutions." It lists your bachelor's degree transcript under a category called "Bachelor's Degree-granting Institution".

As for the school changing names, call LSAC and ask how they want you to handle it to avoid confusion/delayed processing.




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