Taking AP Credit Courses to Raise LSAC GPA?

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Taking AP Credit Courses to Raise LSAC GPA?

Postby Specter » Mon May 22, 2017 3:55 pm

I've heard that the LSAC counts grades from your. entire undergrad career, so would this work? For example, if I have AP credit for ECON 1, can I take that course at my university and have that class count when the LSAC calculates my GPA calculations even though my university wouldn't award me any units for it?

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Re: Taking AP Credit Courses to Raise LSAC GPA?

Postby goldenbear2020 » Mon May 22, 2017 4:03 pm

Sure as long as you haven't graduated with your bachelor's degree yet.

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Re: Taking AP Credit Courses to Raise LSAC GPA?

Postby maybeman » Mon May 22, 2017 4:10 pm

If by units you mean credits, then the answer is no. The class will not affect your weighted GPA

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Re: Taking AP Credit Courses to Raise LSAC GPA?

Postby Specter » Mon May 22, 2017 5:32 pm

maybeman wrote:If by units you mean credits, then the answer is no. The class will not affect your weighted GPA


Yeah, credits. I was just confused because I've heard that LSAC counts anything before my first bachelor's, but if the class contributes 0 credits to me since I already have credit for it, I didn't see how it would count.

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Re: Taking AP Credit Courses to Raise LSAC GPA?

Postby Pozzo » Mon May 22, 2017 5:48 pm

I think the bigger issue is whether your university would allow you to take it for credit. Why not just take easy classes to bump up the GPA?

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Re: Taking AP Credit Courses to Raise LSAC GPA?

Postby Specter » Mon May 22, 2017 6:12 pm

I'm just afraid I'll run out of easy classes to take here tbh. I've balanced each semester here with easy and hard classes, so I'd hate to end up taking an entire semester of tough classes with no reprieve. There probably are enough classes here though.

My current LSAC is a 3.72, so I'm just trying to get it above 3.8 before I apply (I'm a rising junior).

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Re: Taking AP Credit Courses to Raise LSAC GPA?

Postby Platopus » Mon May 22, 2017 6:23 pm

Specter wrote:I'm just afraid I'll run out of easy classes to take here tbh. I've balanced each semester here with easy and hard classes, so I'd hate to end up taking an entire semester of tough classes with no reprieve. There probably are enough classes here though.

My current LSAC is a 3.72, so I'm just trying to get it above 3.8 before I apply (I'm a rising junior).


I would be surprised if you legitimately took every single "easy" class. Best advice: find that professor that is a real softy and loves giving out A's and make their acquaintance.



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