LSAC didn't count my community college?

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LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby magezzz » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:03 am

In my academic summary by LSAC, my community college GPA was not calculated nor included in the cumulative GPA. Any idea as to why this would happen?

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:16 am

The correct answer is nearly always to call LSAC, because we are not psychic.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby R86 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:24 am

Have your requested the transcript be sent by the CC to LSAC?

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby magezzz » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:36 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:The correct answer is nearly always to call LSAC, because we are not psychic.


I did, but I figured I would ask in case anyone else had experienced it and had insight.



R86 wrote:Have your requested the transcript be sent by the CC to LSAC?


Ya, it's received.



For future readers, the issue was due to the school the transcript is from.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:38 pm

What was the problem with the school?

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby magezzz » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:35 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:What was the problem with the school?



The way in which credits are calculated by the school results in a grade that LSAC doesn't consider in the cGPA. Specifically, it's an issue of something (I don't know what) missing from the transcsript that is needed by LSAC. I don't mind however, since it was actually pulling my GPA down.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby ddacey » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:07 pm

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:13 pm

ddacey wrote:Im sorry...

I think its ridiculous that Community college GPA's count anywhere close to what a top 50 school GPA counts.

Its just nonsense.

What is a "top 50 school"?

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:29 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
ddacey wrote:Im sorry...

I think its ridiculous that Community college GPA's count anywhere close to what a top 50 school GPA counts.

Its just nonsense.

What is a "top 50 school"?

And isn't this tantamount to saying that LSAC should take into account the difficulty of all professors? I had more than a few professors at my CC who routinely gave out fewer than 2 or 3 A's in a class of 20-30 people because they wanted to combat the perception that CC isn't difficult. There is also a lot less hand-holding and other support from the school that you get at "better," more expensive schools.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby ddacey » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:11 pm

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:19 pm

Protip: most UG classes at 4 years are also a joke.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby Ludo! » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:20 pm

ddacey wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
ddacey wrote:Im sorry...

I think its ridiculous that Community college GPA's count anywhere close to what a top 50 school GPA counts.

Its just nonsense.

What is a "top 50 school"?

And isn't this tantamount to saying that LSAC should take into account the difficulty of all professors? I had more than a few professors at my CC who routinely gave out fewer than 2 or 3 A's in a class of 20-30 people because they wanted to combat the perception that CC isn't difficult. There is also a lot less hand-holding and other support from the school that you get at "better," more expensive schools.


Cc crowd comes out swinging. Let's be honest there's a very real and significant difference in that 20-30-x class than any thing that is at least ranked by all be it a flawed system.

I also took some classes at a cc they were a joke. And yep. There was a limit of As handed out But at my regular school I'm not sitting next to 10 kids who couldn't get a 1000 on their SAT.

I just think its absolutely ridiculous. If kids fe


Wow you sound like a total asshole. That said, my grades from community college were shit and I had a 4.0 at my university, so I agree with you that LSAC shouldn't count community college grades :mrgreen:

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:45 pm

ddacey wrote:Cc crowd comes out swinging. Let's be honest there's a very real and significant difference in that 20-30-x class than any thing that is at least ranked by all be it a flawed system.


Not true. These boards are full of people, myself included, who did horribly at CC. I was working full time +, and so were most of my classmates. The amount of effort I saw at that school far surpasses anything I've seen at my UG.

ddacey wrote:I also took some classes at a cc they were a joke. And yep. There was a limit of As handed out But at my regular school I'm not sitting next to 10 kids who couldn't get a 1000 on their SAT.

The SAT is not a very good indicator of intelligence or performance in school.

ddacey wrote:I just think its absolutely ridiculous. If kids from these ranked schools took solely cc classes they would all have 4.0s.


Gross assumptions on so many levels. Every major, every course, every professor is different.

ddacey wrote:I know my hand was not held at all doubt many schools do do that I think that's an excuse you have to beef up something that you want to and feel need to.

Are you saying that a kid who solely took classes at cc whereas a MIT or cal tech kid who's gpa is a half point lower. Their gpas should be looked as as solely a number? Because that's what this system boils it down to. I think that's absurd.

First of all, very few people will take all of their courses at a community college. Second, schools do compensate (albeit not much) for good majors at good schools. And that is valid. However, claiming that a political science major at Columbia should have a lower bar, GPA-wise, than a political science major who started at community college just because you speculate that classes at Columbia are easier doesn't really make sense.

Most people who choose to go to community colleges either were bad students in high school, had extenuating circumstances or lacked the resources and stability in high school that would afford them the opportunity to go to a highly ranked university. If that student was able to complete a full 4 year university AND do well enough on the LSAT that they are competing with kids from elite universities for T14 admittance, then they should be commended, not punished.

What, u mad cause you thought you could just lean on the reputation of your middling school to get you ahead?

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:59 pm

ddacey wrote:Cc crowd comes out swinging. Let's be honest there's a very real and significant difference in that 20-30-x class than any thing that is at least ranked by all be it a flawed system.

I also took some classes at a cc they were a joke. And yep. There was a limit of As handed out But at my regular school I'm not sitting next to 10 kids who couldn't get a 1000 on their SAT.

I just think its absolutely ridiculous. If kids from these ranked schools took solely cc classes they would all have 4.0s.

I know my hand was not held at all doubt many schools do do that I think that's an excuse you have to beef up something that you want to and feel need to.

Are you saying that a kid who solely took classes at cc whereas a MIT or cal tech kid who's gpa is a half point lower. Their gpas should be looked as as solely a number? Because that's what this system boils it down to. I think that's absurd.

But there's a better place to have this argument and it's not in this thread which Ive rudely derailed. Sorry original Poster. I will no longer post here.


What is this? I don't even....

You don't write like someone who went to a "top 50" undergrad. The above quote is barely intelligible. Before you go into law, a reading and writing intensive endeavor, I suggest you get some serious help with writing.

There are a lot of real injustices in the way GPA is used in law school admission. They count all majors essentially the same. They count grades from community college classes you took while you were in high school or when you were young and stupid despite the fact that you have years of 4.0s at the end of your college career. Worry about those.

Oh, and I went to HYPS so no community college here. I'm just calling you out for being a tool.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby T14hoping » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:02 pm

ddacey wrote:Im sorry...

I think its ridiculous that Community college GPA's count anywhere close to what a top 50 school GPA counts.

Its just nonsense.

I loled @ "top 50."

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby oblig.lawl.ref » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:09 pm

bk1 wrote:Protip: most UG classes at 4 years are also a joke.


Credited. Judging from the ivy league alums at my school, this probably includes whatever fancy ug someone might think makes them special.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:14 pm

ddacey wrote:I just think its absolutely ridiculous. If kids from these ranked schools took solely cc classes they would all have 4.0s.

I know my hand was not held at all doubt many schools do do that I think that's an excuse you have to beef up something that you want to and feel need to.


Yea, it stinks, but there's no alternative besides arbitrarily ranking every school, major, class, professor, TA, etc etc. That's why we have the LSAT. The people getitng 4.0s at CC are very rarely getting 170+ on the LSAT and if they do, then they probably could have done well at a top 50 school.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby northwood » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:44 pm

they should not look at your academic performance when you were 17-19 because many people are very immature, or trying to figure out if school is for them or not. But they do, and thats how it goes.

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Re: LSAC didn't count my community college?

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:56 pm

northwood wrote:they should not look at your academic performance when you were 17-19 because many people are very immature, or trying to figure out if school is for them or not. But they do, and thats how it goes.

I'm glad NU extends this window to 22.




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