HELP I forgot to send a transcript and have been accepted

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HELP I forgot to send a transcript and have been accepted

Postby doyouevenlift » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:42 am

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Re: HELP I forgot to send a transcript and have been accepted

Postby YYZ » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 am

Something very similar happened to me. I didn't realize I forgot to post a junior college transcript with one course until after I was accepted. I posted the transcript to LSAC and let the school know that I added it.

Depending on your state, this will be an issue when you clear C&F for the state bar. You certify that everything on your law school app is complete and accurate during this process. Since your application doesn't reflect this transcript, you need to add it to your LSAC profile and you need to bring the issue to the school's attention (at least at some point).

I'm sure this happens all of the time, and your school or schools will care less about it and it won't impact your acceptance. If anything, it will show your integrity for bringing it up.

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Re: HELP I forgot to send a transcript and have been accepted

Postby doyouevenlift » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:50 am

YYZ wrote:Something very similar happened to me. I didn't realize I forgot to post a junior college transcript with one course until after I was accepted. I posted the transcript to LSAC and let the school know that I added it.

Depending on your state, this will be an issue when you clear C&F for the state bar. You certify that everything on your law school app is complete and accurate during this process. Since your application doesn't reflect this transcript, you need to add it to your LSAC profile and you need to bring the issue to the school's attention (at least at some point).

I'm sure this happens all of the time, and your school or schools will care less about it and it won't impact your acceptance. If anything, it will show your integrity for bringing it up.


Thank you so much for the reply. One clarification: when you say that this will be an issue when you clear the C&F, is this issue likely to be completely resolved if I add it to my LSAC profile and tell all my schools proactively?

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Re: HELP I forgot to send a transcript and have been accepted

Postby YYZ » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:30 pm

You should be in good shape. But, to be conservative, I would get an e-mail or something from your school acknowledging your extra transcript. You could keep that in your records in case the state bar asks about it.
Otherwise, you can note on your bar application that your school application didn't include a transcript but you brought it to the school's attention and they were OK with it.

The state bar will probably do a very, very thorough backgound check, and it will definitely pick up every school you've ever attended. Now, whether someone at the state bar matches all of this up to your law school application, who knows. I assume they do.

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Re: HELP I forgot to send a transcript and have been accepted

Postby LexLeon » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:51 pm

YYZ wrote:Something very similar happened to me. I didn't realize I forgot to post a junior college transcript with one course until after I was accepted. I posted the transcript to LSAC and let the school know that I added it.

Depending on your state, this will be an issue when you clear C&F for the state bar. You certify that everything on your law school app is complete and accurate during this process. Since your application doesn't reflect this transcript, you need to add it to your LSAC profile and you need to bring the issue to the school's attention (at least at some point).

I'm sure this happens all of the time, and your school or schools will care less about it and it won't impact your acceptance. If anything, it will show your integrity for bringing it up.


What is your evidence for proposing that a matter as minor as forgetting to send a transcript for one online class "will be an issue when [one] clear[s] C&F for the state bar?"

And why do you think it would depend on the state?

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Re: HELP I forgot to send a transcript and have been accepted

Postby Shmoopy » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:10 am

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