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t14splitter
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Updated transcript

Postby t14splitter » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:43 pm

Do schools expect for applicants to send their updated transcripts after the fall grades come out? I know some people have received requests for fall grades from certain schools but I haven't.

My GPA isn't going down or anything, it's just a nuisance to fax a request to my school.

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Re: Updated transcript

Postby chizzy » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:12 pm

Bump.

I will like to know this as well.

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Re: Updated transcript

Postby midwest17 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:30 pm

My understanding is that you're supposed to send an updated transcript as soon as you can, but most schools probably won't care if you don't. Of course, it a school does want it, then waiting until they contact you asking for it is going to slow things down...

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Re: Updated transcript

Postby illyria » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:38 pm

Do you just have it sent to LSAC? Are schools notified immediately when a new transcript is updated?

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Re: Updated transcript

Postby midwest17 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:47 pm

illyria wrote:Do you just have it sent to LSAC? Are schools notified immediately when a new transcript is updated?


Yes

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Re: Updated transcript

Postby usernotfound » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:53 pm

I feel you. I agree that it's a pain in the ass to fax them all the info and deal with that bureaucracy.

I'll probably only do so if my GPA goes up, which would be very little if at all seeing as how I would have to get all A's to even go up a tenth of a percent.

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Re: Updated transcript

Postby bp shinners » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:38 pm

midwest17 wrote:My understanding is that you're supposed to send an updated transcript as soon as you can, but most schools probably won't care if you don't. Of course, it a school does want it, then waiting until they contact you asking for it is going to slow things down...


Exactly right. You agree to send new information in ASAP when you e-sign the applications/LSAC agreement.

However, it's not enforced at all, and no one really cares if you don't do it.

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Re: Updated transcript

Postby mickey_mouse » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:43 pm

Related- If someone is close to getting all As for fall semester (which raises overall GPA by a couple tenths)- is it worth emailing admissions offices to tell them that an updated transcript is coming and to hold off on a decision as you want this to be considered?

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Re: Updated transcript

Postby midwest17 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:11 pm

mickey_mouse wrote:Related- If someone is close to getting all As for fall semester (which raises overall GPA by a couple tenths)- is it worth emailing admissions offices to tell them that an updated transcript is coming and to hold off on a decision as you want this to be considered?


If you're going up by a couple *tenths*, then yes, definitely. 3.1 to 3.3, say, is a significant bump. But one semester is probably only raising your GPA by a couple hundredths, in which case probably not (unless it's taking you from below median to above median.)




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