Question regarding online courses and LSAC GPA

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LS2013
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Question regarding online courses and LSAC GPA

Postby LS2013 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:31 am

Hi y'all,

Sorry if this has been answered before but I did a quick search and found nothing.

I am a rising junior in UG who goes to a top LAC and has a decent GPA. However, since I have a lot of downtime this summer I am looking to give it a little boost.

My question: Does accreditation for online courses matter when LSAC calculates your GPA? More specifically, I am looking at taking a few classes at Penn Foster as they are pretty cheap. However, they do not seem to be regionally accredited. I would take classes at a CC, but the deadline for registration has already passed.

Would LSAC count them?

Much thanks.

albanach
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Re: Question regarding online courses and LSAC GPA

Postby albanach » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:30 pm

LS2013 wrote:
Would LSAC count them?

Much thanks.


You could pick up the phone and ask them. I believe the answer will be yes.

From http://www.lsac.org/jd/apply/cas-reques ... cripts.asp

Transcripts to include:

community colleges
bachelor's and graduate institutions
law/medical/professional institutions
institutions attended for summer or evening courses

They make no distinction that I can see between accredited and non-accredited schools.




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