Updated GPA

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theycallmefoes
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Updated GPA

Postby theycallmefoes » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:24 pm

I submitted my transcript a little over a year ago, as I had originally planned on applying last cycle. The GPA listed on that transcript is 3.76. However, my current GPA is 3.80 (possibly 3.81 on my final transcript). I have an incomplete in a course that will be expunged at the end of this month, which is why I have postponed submitting my updated transcript.

I will be submitting applications within the next week and was wondering if it would it be acceptable for me to list my updated GPA on my resume, in order to indicate that there will be an increase on my final transcript (which will be submitted in February). On the other hand, I worry that this may appear as though I am trying to mislead the admissions committee. Then again, perhaps it won't make any difference, as the committee's primary concern is the LSAC report. Thoughts?

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Re: Updated GPA

Postby xylocarp » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:28 pm

I'm sure someone more knowledgable can chime in, but why not just not list your GPA on your resume?

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Re: Updated GPA

Postby midwest17 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:44 pm

Why not just send in a transcript update to LSAC so that your LSAC GPA goes up?

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Re: Updated GPA

Postby xylocarp » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:50 pm

midwest17 wrote:Why not just send in a transcript update to LSAC so that your LSAC GPA goes up?

I think that's OP's plan once the incomplete is expunged.

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Re: Updated GPA

Postby midwest17 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:55 am

xylocarp wrote:
midwest17 wrote:Why not just send in a transcript update to LSAC so that your LSAC GPA goes up?

I think that's OP's plan once the incomplete is expunged.


I have no idea how I missed that.

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Re: Updated GPA

Postby theycallmefoes » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:02 pm

midwest17 wrote:
xylocarp wrote:
midwest17 wrote:Why not just send in a transcript update to LSAC so that your LSAC GPA goes up?

I think that's OP's plan once the incomplete is expunged.


I have no idea how I missed that.


Yeah, I'm sorry - I don't think I was very clear in my initial post. I want to wait to submit the updated transcript until February, when the incomplete will be gone.

xylocarp wrote:I'm sure someone more knowledgable can chime in, but why not just not list your GPA on your resume?


Yes, this is what I was planning on doing. What I'm wondering is whether the different GPAs will attract negative attention from adcoms.




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