Terrible Community college grades.

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CanadianWolf
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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:52 pm

Posting misread.

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jmhendri
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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby jmhendri » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:54 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:@jmhendri: Read your profile. Curious as to the large discrepency between your current GPA & your LSDAS GPA.


kinda just explained it... 3.83 at UCSD... and that combined with my JC grades creates the LSAC GPA.

(I never went to class :cry: )

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby andyrew » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:10 pm

I know this is an old topic, but I'm in the same boat, UCSD, bunch of w's due to idiocy...

just called the academic advising office, and they confirmed that w's at UCSD are NON punitive!

woot.

Also from LSAC website:

http://www.lsac.org/Policies/transcript ... zation.asp

under the section "Failing Grades"

"Incomplete and Withdraw grades considered punitive by the issuing school will be included in the conversion. The only exception to this policy is for No Credit, Withdraw/Fail, repeated courses, and incomplete grades specifically explained in Grades Excluded From Conversion."

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby senorhosh » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:18 pm

**edit**
Nvm this thread is old. I'll make a new thread

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby Corwin » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:46 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
vespertiliovir wrote:
mas1987 wrote:If I can get them retroactively withdrawn and the grades just say "W" or "Withdrawn" will it be assumed they were not punitive?

Also, one of the schools was an art school, not accredited, can I withhold those grades?

lsac counts w's as punitive no matter what, i believe -- though i'm not entirely sure about that.

They do, even if the school has a withdrawal/fail grade and a withdrawal grade?

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby senorhosh » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:14 am

Corwin wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
vespertiliovir wrote:
mas1987 wrote:If I can get them retroactively withdrawn and the grades just say "W" or "Withdrawn" will it be assumed they were not punitive?

Also, one of the schools was an art school, not accredited, can I withhold those grades?

lsac counts w's as punitive no matter what, i believe -- though i'm not entirely sure about that.

They do, even if the school has a withdrawal/fail grade and a withdrawal grade?


No that guy is wrong.
Ask your school if it's punivitive/nonpunitive

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby TatNurner » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:16 pm

So one type of grade that is excluded from the GPA calculation is this:

Those assigned no measure of credit by the issuing institution, regardless of the grade. Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, and ROTC courses that are assigned credit will be included in the academic summary, even if the issuing institution does not include these courses in its calculation of a GPA.


Do you guys know what this means exactly?

My situation: I have a couple of 1st year classes that are not assigned credit by my school because it only allows a certain number of 100-level courses to go towards your degree. If I'm reading the above paragraph correctly, then those will not be counted by LSAC? Or do they mean something else?

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby Voltaire_X » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:13 am

TatNurner wrote:So one type of grade that is excluded from the GPA calculation is this:

Those assigned no measure of credit by the issuing institution, regardless of the grade. Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, and ROTC courses that are assigned credit will be included in the academic summary, even if the issuing institution does not include these courses in its calculation of a GPA.


Do you guys know what this means exactly?

My situation: I have a couple of 1st year classes that are not assigned credit by my school because it only allows a certain number of 100-level courses to go towards your degree. If I'm reading the above paragraph correctly, then those will not be counted by LSAC? Or do they mean something else?


If they show up with credit hours next to them on the transcript they will count, I believe.

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby Dr. Filth » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:25 am

vespertiliovir wrote:
mas1987 wrote:If I can get them retroactively withdrawn and the grades just say "W" or "Withdrawn" will it be assumed they were not punitive?

Also, one of the schools was an art school, not accredited, can I withhold those grades?

lsac counts w's as punitive no matter what, i believe -- though i'm not entirely sure about that.

nope. not from my school at least

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby lars9 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:41 pm

Just want to clarify. My UG school does not calculate a W into my GPA, so LSAC would also not use it in calculating my GPA. Correct?

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby snehpets » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:50 pm

lars9 wrote:Just want to clarify. My UG school does not calculate a W into my GPA, so LSAC would also not use it in calculating my GPA. Correct?


The important thing isn't so much whether or not your undergrad counts it, it's whether they would describe it as punitive on your transcript (whether it affects your GPA or not). It's basically whether it's a 'negative' or 'neutral' withdrawal. This varies from school to school. If it's the former it'll count as am F. If it's the latter they'll ignore it.

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby hume85 » Fri May 18, 2012 10:02 am

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby Tom Joad » Fri May 18, 2012 10:28 am

The good news is you seem to be having success prepping for the LSAT. Cornell is probably a near lock with a 172 LSAT if your GPA is around 3.5.

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby twenty » Fri May 18, 2012 4:52 pm

Personally, OP, I don't think Cornell (or better) is that far out with your PTs. If your LSDAS is around 3.4 or so (with like, a 175 LSAT), you may even have a chance at ED to NYU.

There are people that have gotten ED with less:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ny8so

Alternatives, with even lower GPAs, include UVA:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/reallytallkid9

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Re: Terrible Community college grades.

Postby Nova » Fri May 18, 2012 6:26 pm

hume85 wrote:Anything less than high 3.9 from UCSD is crap. You were never much of a student.


Worst necro ever.




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