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Postby sch6les » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:49 am

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Re: GPA/Credit pre-reqs for Law School Application

Postby Renzo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:56 am

I don't think there's a minimum, and the game you are contemplating works, but not necessarily to the degree you are contemplating. If I had been forced to include my last semester grades my GPA would have been worse, but I didn't update LSDAS and no one asked me to. I think, however, if you were missing a whole year of classes, schools would ask you to submit new transcripts and the jig would be up.

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Re: GPA/Credit pre-reqs for Law School Application

Postby OrdinarilySkilled » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:02 pm

So your saying that if someone were to accomplish something that is not actually possible to do, said person would glean some advantage from performing this impossible act? Interesting...

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Re: GPA/Credit pre-reqs for Law School Application

Postby St.Remy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:13 pm

sch6les wrote:
OrdinarilySkilled wrote:So your saying that if someone were to accomplish something that is not actually possible to do, said person would glean some advantage from performing this impossible act? Interesting...


The example was extreme to prove a point. I was merely wondering if I could apply to LS with 13 credits, instead of 15 which I assume most people apply with.


Yes, this would probably work, so long as you can successfully complete the degree in the remaining year.

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Re: GPA/Credit pre-reqs for Law School Application

Postby NJcollegestudent » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:02 pm

sch6les wrote:To assume, lets say it takes 20 credits to complete a degree. 1 credit = 1 full year course. Hence, you ideally do 5 credits a year for 4 years, gaining a total of 20 credits and thus your degree.

My question is, what is the minimum number of credits that a person needs to apply through LSAC to law school, which determines their LSAC GPA? It is obviously not 20, because most people apply at the beginning of their fourth year when they would probably have 15 credits. If there was no minimum, would it be possible to, say, take only 1 credit, and then then apply to law school using the GPA derived from this 1 credit (let's make the credit an A+, which means your GPA reads 4.33)?

Now I do know they require you to have 20 credits by the time you must enter the law school if you do get excepted. But as long as you could complete the remaining 19 credits in the year before you entered law school (even though this may be humanly impossible), everything would work out, would it not?



Here is what i know about this and how it can affect your application. Most law schools, or law colleges have the conditional acceptance which states that you simply need a degree to enroll, however, you can be accepted with any amount of credits, or six semesters of work.

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Re: GPA/Credit pre-reqs for Law School Application

Postby MrKappus » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:25 pm

sch6les wrote:To assume, lets say it takes 20 credits to complete a degree. 1 credit = 1 full year course. Hence, you ideally do 5 credits a year for 4 years, gaining a total of 20 credits and thus your degree.

My question is, what is the minimum number of credits that a person needs to apply through LSAC to law school, which determines their LSAC GPA? It is obviously not 20, because most people apply at the beginning of their fourth year when they would probably have 15 credits. If there was no minimum, would it be possible to, say, take only 1 credit, and then then apply to law school using the GPA derived from this 1 credit (let's make the credit an A+, which means your GPA reads 4.33)?

Now I do know they require you to have 20 credits by the time you must enter the law school if you do get excepted. But as long as you could complete the remaining 19 credits in the year before you entered law school (even though this may be humanly impossible), everything would work out, would it not?


This shit is nonsensical. The "minimum number of credits" you need to apply through LSAC is enough to participate in the cycle and graduate the next spring.

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Re: GPA/Credit pre-reqs for Law School Application

Postby 2014 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:20 am

Some people have so many AP and test out credits that they can graduate in only 2 years full time or less I suppose. If that is the case, you could potentially have an LSDAS GPA based on only 1 year of grades and they wouldn't care.

Law schools on the other hand might be skeptical.

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Re: GPA/Credit pre-reqs for Law School Application

Postby vegenator » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:55 am

MrKappus wrote:This shit is nonsensical. The "minimum number of credits" you need to apply through LSAC is enough to participate in the cycle and graduate the next spring.

^^^^^TITCR.

2014 wrote:Some people have so many AP and test out credits that they can graduate in only 2 years full time or less I suppose. If that is the case, you could potentially have an LSDAS GPA based on only 1 year of grades and they wouldn't care.

Law schools on the other hand might be skeptical.


This is what happened to me. It definitely had its financial pros (2 years less tuition), but now I am wondering if it will affect my law cycle. After I finished UG I applied to grad school and my GPA based off of 2 years (vs. 4 years) of class didn't affect my grad school offers. For law school, I'm including an addendum explaining my transcript because my 59 AP & "testing out" credits look like they were earned "pass/fail." NOT COOL. So, I'm not sure how law schools will see this... hoping me getting an MA will make up for having two years less undergrad experience.

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Re: GPA/Credit pre-reqs for Law School Application

Postby 2014 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:14 am

I doubt it will influence your application at all outside of maybe someone with the same GPA and a more telling transcript would get in ahead of you all things equal.




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