Law School Transcript/CAS question

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Law School Transcript/CAS question

Postby PrayingforHYS » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:42 pm

GULC's transfer apps are due on June 15 (friday), but I still have not received my final grade for the Spring semester. As such, I obviously don't have an up-to-date transcript through the Spring semester.

So, if I submit my app to GULC before LSAC has received my updated transcript, then will that screw up my CAS report that gets sent to GULC on friday...or will GULC receive, say, an "updated" CAS report next week, after the deadline?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Law School Transcript/CAS question

Postby jessuf » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:34 pm

Send your CAS app now. Send your transcript now (with whatever grades you have). Send an updated one when you receive your final grade directly from your law school to GULC.

I was under the impression GULC didn't want transcripts sent to LSAC anyway.

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Re: Law School Transcript/CAS question

Postby PrayingforHYS » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:05 am

Jessuf wrote:Send your CAS app now. Send your transcript now (with whatever grades you have). Send an updated one when you receive your final grade directly from your law school to GULC.

I was under the impression GULC didn't want transcripts sent to LSAC anyway.


Hey, sorry for the confusion, but do you mean that I should send an unofficial (i.e., say, something I've copied and pasted into excel or word) transcript now and then have my law school send an updated version once I receive my final grade?

I was also planning on sending a Dean's Certificate in lieu of the certification of whatever that GULC normally requires, but that Dean's Cert needs to be current through Spring 2012, and it obviously can't be until I have all of my grades.

Also, GULC's website says that "A transcript from each college or university attended must then be sent directly to CAS, not to Georgetown Law" ... but maybe that's directed at 0L's since it doesn't say 'law school'? On GULC's transfer application on LSAC, of the things that must be submitted, #3 says "Current law school transcript (through Spring term for Fall entry)" -- but it doesn't specify one way or another. Maybe I'm just missing something from their website, but where did you get the impression that law schools could send transcripts directly to them?

Thanks for your help (or any others who can jump in)

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Re: Law School Transcript/CAS question

Postby jessuf » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:30 am

PrayingforHYS wrote:
Jessuf wrote:Send your CAS app now. Send your transcript now (with whatever grades you have). Send an updated one when you receive your final grade directly from your law school to GULC.

I was under the impression GULC didn't want transcripts sent to LSAC anyway.


Hey, sorry for the confusion, but do you mean that I should send an unofficial (i.e., say, something I've copied and pasted into excel or word) transcript now and then have my law school send an updated version once I receive my final grade?

I was also planning on sending a Dean's Certificate in lieu of the certification of whatever that GULC normally requires, but that Dean's Cert needs to be current through Spring 2012, and it obviously can't be until I have all of my grades.

Also, GULC's website says that "A transcript from each college or university attended must then be sent directly to CAS, not to Georgetown Law" ... but maybe that's directed at 0L's since it doesn't say 'law school'? On GULC's transfer application on LSAC, of the things that must be submitted, #3 says "Current law school transcript (through Spring term for Fall entry)" -- but it doesn't specify one way or another. Maybe I'm just missing something from their website, but where did you get the impression that law schools could send transcripts directly to them?

Thanks for your help (or any others who can jump in)


I applied EA. I'm assuming it's the same process for RD. LSAT already had my undergrad transcript, so my CAS report contained that for them when I sent it off. However, for my law school transcript, GULC required that I have the registrar mail it directly to them. They also required that the registrar mail their dean cert form directly to them. Now do you have all of your grades except for one? Since the deadline is tomorrow, I would send an unofficial transcript. My friend is in the process of applying to GULC RD, and we don't have ranks yet. He called GULC, and they said the deadline is lenient in regards to law school transcripts/dean certs but to make sure everything else (CAS, LORs, etc.) get in before the deadline. I would make sure to notify them that the registrar at your current school will send your transcript and dean cert ASAP when you receive your final grade.

If/when you get accepted, you will have to send your official undergrad transcript to GULC.

And if in doubt or if you're confused, just call. They're really friendly in admissions and get these questions all of the time.




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