LSAC GPA question

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trvr
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LSAC GPA question

Postby trvr » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:30 am

Are courses worth 0 credit hours factored in LSAC's GPA calculation? I have an F from a P/F course that counts for 0 hours regardless of whether you pass or fail it.

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Re: LSAC GPA question

Postby JFO1833 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:42 pm

I would guess this would not count in your LSAC GPA (I don't see how it could since the math wouldn't add up).

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Re: LSAC GPA question

Postby rnoodles » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:26 am

Strange situation, so I definitely recommend contacting LSAC directly. They're super helpful (I've called them like 3 times about my own transcript questions).

EDIT: Actually forgot to say what I was going to. I know that any P does not count toward your LSAC GPA, but a F does. Then again the situation is strange because your class is worth 0 credits, and I've only ever heard of that situation mentioned earlier applying to 1 credit+ classes. So definitely call LSAC.

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Re: LSAC GPA question

Postby jakee2622 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:03 am

I had this problem. My schools reports only earned hours on the transcript. So beside all my F's the number of credits was 0. But it reality the classes were worth 3 credits in the school bulletin. Just not on my transcript. So even if it says 0 on your transcript you should check in your schools course catalogue. If it's 0 there too then you're fine. Lsac won't count it.

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Re: LSAC GPA question

Postby trvr » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:39 pm

Thanks for responses. I called LSAC today and they told me that even though the course counts for 0 hours, they will still count it in.

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Re: LSAC GPA question

Postby rnoodles » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:53 pm

trvr wrote:Thanks for responses. I called LSAC today and they told me that even though the course counts for 0 hours, they will still count it in.


Ah man, good luck anyways! Got you in my prayers. And maybe you could include an addendum of some kind explaining the grade?

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Re: LSAC GPA question

Postby trvr » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:34 pm

Yeah, definitely going to add an addendum.. I will probably still be above median for my target schools, but it would have been great to have a stellar lsdas gpa rather than a good, slightly tarnished one :|
Thanks for your concern, rnoodles!




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