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Njdeh
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Online Courses

Postby Njdeh » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:37 pm

Does anyone have experience with how online classes are treated by LSAC when calculating your GPA? I can imagine that taking an online class at your home university would be fine but what about taking classes at an online university to compliment or speed up your actual degree?

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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haus
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Re: Online Courses

Postby haus » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:43 pm

By "compliment or speed up your actual degree" I assume that you are referring to an accredited school which you would transfer the credits back to your 'regular' school.

As long as it is an accredited school, LSAT is simply going to add it as another transcript and treat the classes as if they were any other school.

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Re: Online Courses

Postby Njdeh » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:16 pm

I dont really know how accreditation would be considered. This is the program Im looking at: http://www.athabascau.ca/

Do you think I'll be fine?

Edit: I think it should all be good, my university accepts the credits as transfers towards my degree

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Re: Online Courses

Postby haus » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:00 pm

Interesting, being a Canadian school, I would assume LSAC would count this as a foreign school, and the classes taken would not apply to your LSAC GPA.

Yet, according to their page (http://www.athabascau.ca/aboutau/accreditation.php), the are also accredited through a US accreditation agency (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), perhaps the credits would count... I would say that this is one that you should contact LSAC directly.

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Re: Online Courses

Postby spleenworship » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:38 pm

Contact LSAC to be sure, but I'm 90% certain these would be treated like any other grade.




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