low ranked schools purposely holding grades

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low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:36 pm

No advice needed here just looking for opinions and other experiences from students at lower ranked schools that have had to deal with the school taking forever to release grades. I have heard from others and strongly believe myself that they do this purposely to make it harder for students to transfer given that 99% are rolling admissions. Even more so, at my school, they'll release the grades then take another month to release class rank and what not. I mean are they just excel illiterate or is there a purpose behind this? I am wondering if anyone else's school does this because it is incredibly frustrating.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby Traynor Brah » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:40 pm

I mean, people at good schools are still weeks away from having grades released.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:41 pm

Most likely your grades are intentionally withheld in order to hinder the loss of revenue which occurs when a student transfers.

If you reveal the name of your current law school, you should receive more detailed & experienced responses.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby swampman » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:05 pm

Traynor Brah wrote:I mean, people at good schools are still weeks away from having grades released.

This. I have no doubt those schools are looking for every opportunity to screw you over. But incompetence / profs not giving a shit probably gets the job done here.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:16 pm

OP: There are a few prior threads that address this issue. Your law school may be one of those discussed in the prior threads. For example, Appalachian was discussed at length.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby lawman84 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:42 pm

swampman wrote:
Traynor Brah wrote:I mean, people at good schools are still weeks away from having grades released.

This. I have no doubt those schools are looking for every opportunity to screw you over. But incompetence / profs not giving a shit probably gets the job done here.


Odd thing is that at my law school, the grades are out. They've been out for like 10-14 days now. But the class rank won't be available for another 2-4 weeks. Why does it take 4-6 weeks to get that done? I could do it in a week or less for the entire law school with excel.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby hasangsu » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:38 pm

This seems to be the same situation for many of my friends at a TTTT law school in Atlanta. They got their grades back since a week but they won't update the class rank for many more weeks. Just seems like a plan to hold them back from transferring out since most schools are on rolling admissions and there won't be many seats left for their outbound-students to take.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby riku33090 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:53 pm

I am currently at a T2 NY area, not a issue for us, the Registrar lady even reminded me that I need to attached an extra form to send transcript to LSAC.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby BigDog17 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:48 am

I don't think it matters if you have your "official" class rank when applying for transfer. My school attached an "approximate" class rank, which is essentially a guess from last years class rank. I asked the schools I applied to for transfer if that was sufficient and they responded that it was likely not a problem since the rank will not drastically deviate from my school's guess.

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Re: low ranked schools purposely holding grades

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:51 am

The low ranked law schools that try to prevent losing current students via transfer also delay sending out transcripts.




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