Which GPA do schools report?

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jwrash
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Which GPA do schools report?

Postby jwrash » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:28 pm

Do law schools report the GPA you had when they accepted you or the GPA on your final undergraduate transcript?

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby SupraVln180 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:55 pm

Though, I'm not 100 percent certain, I am pretty sure it is your LSAC GPA.

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby jwrash » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:05 am

That's what I thought too, but didn't know for sure. Anyone out there know for sure?

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby jwrash » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:23 am

bump

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:09 am

LSAC.

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:09 pm

FiveSermon wrote:LSAC.


Depends if your school is Villanova or not.

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby BlueDiamond » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:11 pm

r6_philly wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:LSAC.


Depends if your school is Villanova or not.


classic

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:22 pm

The cumulative GPA is the important one.

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby jwrash » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:59 pm

kalvano wrote:The cumulative GPA is the important one.

Oh, really?

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:01 pm

jwrash wrote:
kalvano wrote:The cumulative GPA is the important one.

Oh, really?



I am going to give you a serious answer. Schools reports the LSAC GPA to US News.

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby jwrash » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:02 pm

r6_philly wrote:
jwrash wrote:
kalvano wrote:The cumulative GPA is the important one.

Oh, really?



I am going to give you a serious answer. Schools reports the LSAC GPA to US News.

Thanks baby!

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:50 pm

If you look at the grids on LSAC under the Law School Description, most schools have a section for "No GPA," so why would it be the LSAC GPA? You always have an LSAC GPA as far as I know - it's even converted when you have an international degree. e.g.

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Scroll to the bottom and see what I mean. If someone is an international applicant and has no LSAC GPA, please let me know - but if you do, see what I mean? How can you have no GPA if they are reporting the LSAC GPA.

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby fatduck » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:15 pm

i wonder if this is why schools usually require you to send your final undergraduate transcript directly to their admissions department, and not through lsac. to protect them from gpa dips after you're accepted?

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:17 pm

Probably and to make sure you don't have senioritis. It is usually conditional acceptance.

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby fatduck » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:18 pm

HOPEFORCHANGE wrote:Probably and to make sure you don't have senioritis. It is usually conditional acceptance.


yes but they specifically ask for that transcript to be sent directly to their office, i.e. not through lsac

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Re: Which GPA do schools report?

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:28 pm

Great, my school got the benefit of my 3.87 rather than my 3.67!




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