HELP! Big LSAC/Transcript Discrepancy

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HELP! Big LSAC/Transcript Discrepancy

Postby avaasia » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:33 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm at a bit of a crossroad: my transcript GPA is a 3.78, and because of a lot of A+s my LSAC GPA is a 3.9.

Now, if I retake a course this summer that I originally got a B in, and get an A, my transcript GPA will be a 3.81 (my LSAC GPA will remain around the same).

Since my LSAC GPA will remain the same, is it worth retaking? Is the money/time spent on that class worth the boost to get my transcript GPA into the 3.8 territory a lot of law schools require, or is a 3.9 LSAC gpa enough to get me by? I.e. is there a major difference between applying with a transcript 3.78 LSAC 3.9 vs. Transcript 3.81 and LSAC 3.9?

(And does anyone know if the GPA disclosures of law school come from LSAC's GPAs or original transcripts? can't seem to find this answer anywhere)

Looking for any advice or what you would do in this situation :) Thanks!

Vianco

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Re: HELP! Big LSAC/Transcript Discrepancy

Postby Vianco » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:34 pm

I wouldn't re-take if I were you. There's also no guarantee that you'll actually get an A in the course this time around, either.

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Re: HELP! Big LSAC/Transcript Discrepancy

Postby nixy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:31 pm

LSAC GPA is the one that matters, so there's no real point.

Also there is no good reason to retake a B. It's not like a D/F.

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Re: HELP! Big LSAC/Transcript Discrepancy

Postby avaasia » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:32 pm

Vianco wrote:I wouldn't re-take if I were you. There's also no guarantee that you'll actually get an A in the course this time around, either.


yeah thats definitely true! Thanks!!

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Re: HELP! Big LSAC/Transcript Discrepancy

Postby avaasia » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:32 pm

nixy wrote:LSAC GPA is the one that matters, so there's no real point.

Also there is no good reason to retake a B. It's not like a D/F.



Yeah that's what I figured but I wasn't 100% sure which GPA "counted more". Thanks for the advice!



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