LSAC non-degree-conferring institution GPA

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
swhiz
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:24 pm

LSAC non-degree-conferring institution GPA

Postby swhiz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:25 pm

Hey all,

I had attended a total of 3 institutions in CUNY. Starting at the community college level, I transferred to a science school before I came to the realization that law was where I want to be, thereby transferring and ending in a liberal arts college.

LSAC'S CAS asks for transcripts from degree-granting institutions. Does this mean only the final college where I expect to receive my degree, or an aggregate of all prior colleges attended?


On another note, more than a year prior to entering college as a freshman, I attended a hole in the wall by the name of New York Paralegal School. After coming to the conclusion that time spent there was utterly useless, I never even picked up my "degree" in paralegal studies. The State Education Department shut them down in 2011. Should I bother to include information on this dark chapter of my life?

elblufer
Posts: 245
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:53 pm

Re: LSAC non-degree-conferring institution GPA

Postby elblufer » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:35 pm

Unfortunately, you have to include them all. And, I feel your pain. One community college class brought down my overall LSAC GPA .1 from what it would have been if I just submitted my degree-granting institution's transcript. Sucks, but you have to do it.

User avatar
TripTrip
Posts: 2737
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:52 am

Re: LSAC non-degree-conferring institution GPA

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:07 pm

elblufer wrote:you have to include them all.

swhiz
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:24 pm

Re: LSAC non-degree-conferring institution GPA

Postby swhiz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:14 pm

FML....thank you.


Are there other ways of applying to law school except LSAC?

User avatar
TripTrip
Posts: 2737
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:52 am

Re: LSAC non-degree-conferring institution GPA

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:19 pm

swhiz wrote:Are there other ways of applying to law school except LSAC?

.......No.


Now your next questions should be "I have a 4.33. Should I retake a 120?" and "Can my drug dealer write my LoR if he doesn't SAY he's a drug dealer?"

swhiz
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:24 pm

Re: LSAC non-degree-conferring institution GPA

Postby swhiz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:24 pm

TripTrip wrote:"Can my drug dealer write my LoR if he doesn't SAY he's a drug dealer?"


He is a successful, savvy entrepeneur.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests