Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
LateBloomer81

New
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:30 am

Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby LateBloomer81 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:21 pm

Oh happy day...I think.

I called LSAC and they told me that if I owe an institution money and they refuse to release a transcript, the law school will be informed that I owe them money and the scripts were not released, BUT THEY WILL NOT COMPUTE.

Excellent. Better a note saying I'm kind of a deadbeat than one saying my gpa is low. I can do the woe is me song and dance, I can't afford to pay the big bad college.

Big Dog

Silver
Posts: 1205
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:34 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby Big Dog » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:25 pm

do you think a reputable LS will accept you if you are not in good standing with other educational institutions?

User avatar
ManOfTheMinute

Gold
Posts: 1560
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:54 am

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:30 pm

brosef... not gonna work. you won't bar any bar's C&F. repay the college loan. submit all your transcripts. the school will assume you got straight Fs

LateBloomer81

New
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:30 am

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby LateBloomer81 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:31 pm

Big Dog wrote:do you think a reputable LS will accept you if you are not in good standing with other educational institutions?


Well I just spoke with the admissions office. I was told that on a financial level it will not affect me, but not having a full and clear picture of my academic performance might affect me slightly. Also she told me that my10 years of work experience might well mitigate that.

nickb285

Silver
Posts: 1500
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:25 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby nickb285 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:33 pm

.
Last edited by nickb285 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
guano

Gold
Posts: 2265
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:49 am

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby guano » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:35 pm

no reputable school will accept a deadbeat.
Have you also defaulted on student loans?

User avatar
Bildungsroman

Platinum
Posts: 5529
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:36 pm

A bad student and a deadbeat? Schools will be all over such a promising applicant.

User avatar
guano

Gold
Posts: 2265
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:49 am

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby guano » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:40 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:A bad student and a deadbeat? Schools will be all over such a promising applicant.

He'll get offers from the ABC (Appalachian, Barry, Cooley)

User avatar
Crowing

Gold
Posts: 2633
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:20 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby Crowing » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:42 pm

guano wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:A bad student and a deadbeat? Schools will be all over such a promising applicant.

He'll get offers from the ABC (Appalachian, Barry, Cooley)


I hope that's a real thing.

wannabelawstudent

Gold
Posts: 2578
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:33 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:52 pm

LateBloomer81 wrote:Oh happy day...I think.

I called LSAC and they told me that if I owe an institution money and they refuse to release a transcript, the law school will be informed that I owe them money and the scripts were not released, BUT THEY WILL NOT COMPUTE.

Excellent. Better a note saying I'm kind of a deadbeat than one saying my gpa is low. I can do the woe is me song and dance, I can't afford to pay the big bad college.

Umm, I think, you misunderstood this, if the LSAC does not compute your gpa, you wont even be allowed to send the CRS reports. You must have a transcript from each institution you attended in order for your CRS to be sent with your application.

User avatar
star fox

Diamond
Posts: 20786
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:13 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby star fox » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:28 pm

You've mentioned previously having a good career. Why on earth do you want to go to law school? Even if a school does accept you with your GPA and uh.. Outstanding student balance it won't be to any school that will make giving up a good career for make any sense.

20141023

Gold
Posts: 3072
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:17 am

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby 20141023 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:45 pm

.
Last edited by 20141023 on Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Big Dog

Silver
Posts: 1205
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:34 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby Big Dog » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:59 pm

btw: if you are in default on current loans, you won't be able to get any more loans. Thus, you won't be able to borrow to attend LS.

wannabelawstudent

Gold
Posts: 2578
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:33 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:00 pm

He didn't say he was in default on his loans, he likely still has a balance on his university's bursar.

PRgradBYU

Silver
Posts: 1419
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:04 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:09 pm

Crowing wrote:
guano wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:A bad student and a deadbeat? Schools will be all over such a promising applicant.

He'll get offers from the ABC (Appalachian, Barry, Cooley)


I hope that's a real thing.


If not, it needs to be made a thing.

09042014

Diamond
Posts: 18204
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:47 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:11 pm

If you actually get into a law school, pay off that school before C&F. Should clear the C&F problem.

InRemington

New
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:07 pm

Re: Glimmer of Hope?LSAC will NOT compute GPA of schools you owe

Postby InRemington » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:34 pm

This

Big Dog wrote:do you think a reputable LS will accept you if you are not in good standing with other educational institutions?


plus

wannabelawstudent wrote:if the LSAC does not compute your gpa, you wont even be allowed to send the CRS reports. You must have a transcript from each institution you attended in order for your CRS to be sent with your application.


equals

sounds promising



Return to “Law School Admissions Forum�

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests