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Postby Josh4737 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:33 pm

Hey All,

Quick question for everyone. I've been doing some research on the website about whether or not to e-mail admissions officers when you update a transcript. There seems to be mixed answers, ranging from no because it adds to the clutter the schools have to sift through to yes because it brings attention to GPA increases. Many said it came down to what happened to your GPA specifically.

For me, my GPA increased by enough that it brought me from 25-50% to 50-75% percentile at many of the upper t14 schools, and brought me above 75% at many of the lower t14 schools. My transcript is already updated on LSAC. I'm already under review at a few of the schools but because of the holidays I have a few days before anything happens. Is it worth sending an e-mail to all the schools I haven't heard from yet, or should I just let LSAC send the transcript out (which I heard it does automatically when it updates) and leave it at that.


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Re: Updated Transcript

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:18 pm

Definitely email the schools.

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Postby 90convoy » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:01 pm

Email them!

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Re: Updated Transcript

Postby RareExports » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:31 am

I'm in a similar boat and decided to email the schools immediately (like within 30 minutes of grades being released) because I knew it would be quicker than waiting on LSAC (which could be 2+ weeks, given the holidays), and I knew there was always a possibility that I would be rendered a less-than-optimal decision based on outdated information if I didn't.

Or you can think about it this way--schools want to have the best admit pool possible, and by notifying them of a GPA increase as soon as possible, you're increasing the overall quality of their applicants. It's a win for both parties.

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Re: Updated Transcript

Postby KMart » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:54 am

90convoy wrote:Email them!

180. Unless your GPA went down (it didn't), this is what you should do.

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