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Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby amanda4678 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:44 pm

Hi everyone,

I recently decided that I am interested in going to law school. Right now I am a student at UCLA. I transferred to UCLA from a community college. I was just wondering how they calculate your undergraduate GPA as a transfer student. Do they look at the two separately? Do they value the GPA at UCLA more than the community college? Or do they just simply take the two GPA's from each school and combine it? Also, if you have a high GPA and do really well on the LSAT, does it harm me in any way that I was a transfer student?

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby UVA2B » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:46 pm

They collect all your transcripts, plug in all of your grades and out pops your LSAC GPA. The classes will be counted in accordance with their relative credit hours. There is no bearing on where the class took place, community college or UCLA.

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:58 pm

UVA2B wrote:They collect all your transcripts, plug in all of your grades and out pops your LSAC GPA. The classes will be counted in accordance with their relative credit hours. There is no bearing on where the class took place, community college or UCLA.


CC transfer bumping this

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:06 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
UVA2B wrote:They collect all your transcripts, plug in all of your grades and out pops your LSAC GPA. The classes will be counted in accordance with their relative credit hours. There is no bearing on where the class took place, community college or UCLA.


CC transfer bumping this


...why?

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby Rigo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:09 pm

What UVA said.

I was a CC transfer and performed exactly as my numbers warranted, so I imagine it wasn’t held against me in the slightest.

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:48 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
UVA2B wrote:They collect all your transcripts, plug in all of your grades and out pops your LSAC GPA. The classes will be counted in accordance with their relative credit hours. There is no bearing on where the class took place, community college or UCLA.


CC transfer bumping this


...why?


Because as a CC transfer one can get really self-conscious about whether that affects you relative to people with shinier resumes (having gone through this twice now). I figure it's helpful to give accurate advice...?

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:Because as a CC transfer one can get really self-conscious about whether that affects you relative to people with shinier resumes (having gone through this twice now). I figure it's helpful to give accurate advice...?


It doesn't. As was already established.

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:56 pm

(I think bumping usually suggests you're re-asking the original question rather than that you're agreeing with the post you're bumping.)

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:41 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:(I think bumping usually suggests you're re-asking the original question rather than that you're agreeing with the post you're bumping.)


I figured I didn't know what bumping is :P

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Re: Undergrad Transfer Student

Postby Mikey » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:29 am

LSAC takes all transcripts, as others above have mentioned.

I was also a CC transfer and my LSAC GPA reflected all grades from both my CC and the school where I got my BA.

Will being a transfer student hurt you? Most likely not since what matters most is your GPA that LSAC calculates.



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