Potential C&F issue

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Potential C&F issue

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:35 pm

Posting anon for obvious reasons.

When applying to law school, it appears that I "may" have misstated my GPA by .02 points. I say "may" because I actually stated my average undergraduate GPA accurately. However, upon looking at my LSAC GPA, my GPA is .02 points lower than the GPA I listed on my application. Apparently this is because LSAC calculates your GPA differently than most institutions do. While the portion of the application that I completed has the .02 point higher GPA, the overall application still obviously contained the LSAC GPA because LSAC sends in your official numbers to the schools. I am a 2L and am concerned about the C&F issues that could arise from this. What should I do? Is this something to even worry about?

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Re: Potential C&F issue

Postby lawschoolftw » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Posting anon for obvious reasons.

When applying to law school, it appears that I "may" have misstated my GPA by .02 points. I say "may" because I actually stated my average undergraduate GPA accurately. However, upon looking at my LSAC GPA, my GPA is .02 points lower than the GPA I listed on my application. Apparently this is because LSAC calculates your GPA differently than most institutions do. While the portion of the application that I completed has the .02 point higher GPA, the overall application still obviously contained the LSAC GPA because LSAC sends in your official numbers to the schools. I am a 2L and am concerned about the C&F issues that could arise from this. What should I do? Is this something to even worry about?

Talk to dean at your law school and make correction on application. Shouldn't be a big deal.

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Re: Potential C&F issue

Postby jessuf » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:43 pm

If you used the gpa on your UG transcript, dont worry. No need to report anything.

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Re: Potential C&F issue

Postby mvp99 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:17 pm

How can this be in issue? I used my undergrad graduation GPA and not the LSAC GPA on my resume. It's not lying and the school do get your LSAC GPA (it's probably the one they really/only care about).

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Re: Potential C&F issue

Postby smallfirmassociate » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:53 am

Wut? No, you shouldn't worry about it. You should worry more about whatever part of your personality leads you to believe that you should worry about this.

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Re: Potential C&F issue

Postby rpupkin » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:04 am

Anonymous User wrote: However, upon looking at my LSAC GPA, my GPA is .02 points lower than the GPA I listed on my application. [. . .] I am a 2L and am concerned about the C&F issues that could arise from this. What should I do? Is this something to even worry about?

The strangest thing about this is that you were looking at your law school applications and LSAC reports as a 2L.

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Re: Potential C&F issue

Postby lawschoolftw » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:43 am

lawschoolftw wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Posting anon for obvious reasons.

When applying to law school, it appears that I "may" have misstated my GPA by .02 points. I say "may" because I actually stated my average undergraduate GPA accurately. However, upon looking at my LSAC GPA, my GPA is .02 points lower than the GPA I listed on my application. Apparently this is because LSAC calculates your GPA differently than most institutions do. While the portion of the application that I completed has the .02 point higher GPA, the overall application still obviously contained the LSAC GPA because LSAC sends in your official numbers to the schools. I am a 2L and am concerned about the C&F issues that could arise from this. What should I do? Is this something to even worry about?

Talk to dean at your law school and make correction on application. Shouldn't be a big deal.


Read this wrong originally--thought you misstated your UGPA by .02. If it asked for your GPA, and you reported what your UG said your GPA was, than forget about it--this isn't a C&F issue at all.

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Re: Potential C&F issue

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:02 am

Not an issue at all, since you were just putting down what you thought was your true and accurate GPA. No one would ever fault you for that. I mean, you can go to records department or dean of students and make note that you addressed the issue, just to put a bow on it, but its really not necessary.

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Re: Potential C&F issue

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:24 pm

I don't think all states look at the application. Unless i'm reading the Michigan bar stuff incorrectly, they only ask for a "graduation certification" once you've graduated, and a "credit and Fitness" certification. It doesn't look like they request a copy of your app - maybe i missed it though.




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