Do LS report your GPA at acceptance? Or at enrollment?

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anteater1
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Do LS report your GPA at acceptance? Or at enrollment?

Postby anteater1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:31 pm

Hey guys quick question like in the title,

Clarification: I have a GPA that's wavering around the 25th at the school of my choice but I'm still in my senior year. I'm applying this cycle and was wondering if schools will allow me to raise me GPA to above their 25th (and better my chances) or will they just outright deny me?

So when do they report your GPA? Upon acceptance? or when you actually matriculate?

Thanks!

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Re: Do LS report your GPA at acceptance? Or at enrollment?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:47 pm

They report the GPA of the transcript that you sent into LSAC. So if you update your transcript, then the law schools have to report the updated GPA.

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Re: Do LS report your GPA at acceptance? Or at enrollment?

Postby anteater1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:03 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:They report the GPA of the transcript that you sent into LSAC. So if you update your transcript, then the law schools have to report the updated GPA.


Ahh ok that makes sense, so presumably if I update at the end of my senior year then they'll report that increase if I'm accepted?

Kind of a tangent but any idea if law schools might take into consideration a potential increase in LSAC GPA?

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Re: Do LS report your GPA at acceptance? Or at enrollment?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:04 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:They report the GPA of the transcript that you sent into LSAC. So if you update your transcript, then the law schools have to report the updated GPA.

This. However, you should directly notify schools right away when you're updating LSAC with your new transcript, because LSAC can be slow, and you'll want to make them aware of any GPA increase before they reach a decision.

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Re: Do LS report your GPA at acceptance? Or at enrollment?

Postby 2014 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:43 pm

anteater1 wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:They report the GPA of the transcript that you sent into LSAC. So if you update your transcript, then the law schools have to report the updated GPA.


Ahh ok that makes sense, so presumably if I update at the end of my senior year then they'll report that increase if I'm accepted?

Kind of a tangent but any idea if law schools might take into consideration a potential increase in LSAC GPA?

They will judge you based on what they have in front of them. If you apply now with say a 3.5 they are not going to assume you have 2 4.0 semesters coming in, they will probably assume you will stay at 3.5.

If however you apply now and manage higher grades this fall, as soon as those grades are in immediately notify them like vanwinkle said.

Your spring grades might be useful to get off waitlists.

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Re: Do LS report your GPA at acceptance? Or at enrollment?

Postby anteater1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:36 pm

Thanks guys this was very helpful. :mrgreen:




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