Graduate Class counted against Ugrad GPA

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jj848
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Graduate Class counted against Ugrad GPA

Postby jj848 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:58 am

Question for everyone. As always thank you in advance for the great advice and your candor.

Background is I forgot to include a transcript of one class when I was a visiting student. I included the school in my apps and one of the law schools I applied noticed there wasn't a transcript and requested it. LSAC got it today and updated my report.

My question is: I graduated in 2009, the summer to be exact. But during the winter 2009 semester I took a graduate level class, as a graduate guest student, at another university online to see if I liked their online program or if I was going to stay at my current university and continue onto my masters there. I ended up not passing the graduate class (the class turned out to be not interesting and the online format was not favorable to getting any kind of help from prof). LSAC counted those 3.0 credits as a 0.0 on my GPA! Can they do this since technically I was still an Ugrad but took the grad class as grad guest student?

Also if this is legitimate and I cannot force them to change it, how do I notify the schools I have already been accepted to that my GPA has been dropped by 0.04, if that is even significant.

Thanks again!

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ManOfTheMinute
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Re: Graduate Class counted against Ugrad GPA

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:15 am

everything here that LSAC did seems correct, sorry bro. Just send them a short email explaining why you didn't include it in the first place... for 0.04, no one is gonna give a shit.

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Re: Graduate Class counted against Ugrad GPA

Postby bp shinners » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:00 pm

jj848 wrote:Also if this is legitimate and I cannot force them to change it, how do I notify the schools I have already been accepted to that my GPA has been dropped by 0.04, if that is even significant.

Thanks again!


Yep, I think they followed their stated policies, so I don't think you can get it changed.

Get in touch with the schools to which you've already been accepted and explain the situation. Just call them up - they should be able to let you know how to proceed.




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