GPA Reporting Question

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GPA Reporting Question

Postby ae10798485 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:07 pm

So, as a senior... If I apply in October with a certain GPA and get accept to school X in December or so. What GPA does the school report for their incoming class profile... the GPA you applied / were accepted with, or the final GPA you ended up with when you graduate in May/June?

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Re: GPA Reporting Question

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:04 pm

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Re: GPA Reporting Question

Postby jetsfan1 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:32 pm

You sure about that Reg? I would guess, and this is based on nothing more than that, that the incoming class' numbers would be based on the point they were accepted rather than anything that happened after the fact.

Although you do have to account for those who are accepted, but retake in Dec/Feb for higher scholarships...

Interesting question though, I've always wondered the same thing. Anyone have anything definitive?

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Re: GPA Reporting Question

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:47 pm

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Re: GPA Reporting Question

Postby jetsfan1 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:43 pm

#inregwetrust

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Re: GPA Reporting Question

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Re: GPA Reporting Question

Postby bp shinners » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:49 pm

gottago wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:From here (LinkRemoved):
ABA 2013 Annual Questionnaire Instructions wrote:In calculating the 25th, 50th and 75th percentile LSAT scores and UGPAs for Question 1.d., use all first year matriculants’ highest LSAT scores (excluding scores earned by matriculants who took the LSAT under non-standard timed test conditions) and all matriculants’ cumulative UGPAs as reflected on their Law School (CAS) report (not just the cumulative UGPA from the degree granting institution – the cumulative GPA across all undergraduate institutions a matriculant attended as shown on the Law School (CAS) report) as of October 5 (or February 1 for a winter/spring entering class, or June 15 for a summer entering class). Note the exception to UGPA reporting based on convertibility and minimum semester hours as defined in paragraph 1.d. above


Accordingly, if you update your transcript with LSAC, then it will get processed and your "final" score will get reported instead of the score you were admitted with. (However, if you aren't obligated to update your transcript with LSAC for some reason and instead send the latest "final" transcripts directly to your law school, then the non-final UGPA would be counted.)

Also, this might provide some more details.


If this were so, wouldn't this whole obsession over medians be misguided?
you admit a student who appears to help your medians, and you admit him early, and you tell him as long as you don't get straight C's your last semester you can stay in. Then senioritis kicks in and an applicant that would have appeared to help a school's medians instead hurts them now.


It'd be a gamble that everyone's necessarily taking, though.

Additionally, I have no stats to back this up, but I feel that most people don't and can't tank their last semester badly enough to drastically shift their GPA.




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