Question re:Undergraduate GPA on Legal Employment Apps

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Question re:Undergraduate GPA on Legal Employment Apps

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:02 pm

Small question which is bothering me; the undergraduate college I attended reset the GPA on my transcript when I switched degree programs. My transcript includes all the courses I took but the cumulative GPA on the bottom only includes my last 30-40 credits.

On many legal job online apps it asks for undergraduate GPA; should I give the GPA on the bottom of my transcript, the GPA as calculated by myself including all my credits (higher), or GPA as calculated by LSAC (highest of the three)?

[The difference is significant; each is .2 higher than the the last.]

Relevant only as I am patent-bar eligible and my undergrad is sure to come up.

Most firms will not receive my undergrad transcripts since they don't request them but if and when they do, I would not want them to assume I am lying.

Thanks

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Re: Question re:Undergraduate GPA on Legal Employment Apps

Postby MoonDreamer » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Small question which is bothering me; the undergraduate college I attended reset the GPA on my transcript when I switched degree programs. My transcript includes all the courses I took but the cumulative GPA on the bottom only includes my last 30-40 credits.

On many legal job online apps it asks for undergraduate GPA; should I give the GPA on the bottom of my transcript, the GPA as calculated by myself including all my credits (higher), or GPA as calculated by LSAC (highest of the three)?

[The difference is significant; each is .2 higher than the the last.]

Relevant only as I am patent-bar eligible and my undergrad is sure to come up.

Most firms will not receive my undergrad transcripts since they don't request them but if and when they do, I would not want them to assume I am lying.

Thanks


unless you received some sort of academic distinction (cum laude, etc.), nobody cares.

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Postby Another » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:57 pm

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Last edited by Another on Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Question re:Undergraduate GPA on Legal Employment Apps

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:48 am

Essentially a glitch that the registrar refused to change on my transcript even though I was convinced it would hurt me during law school admissions. It didn't because LSAC calculated everything anyway so it didn't make a difference what it said...




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