Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

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reallycreativename
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Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

Postby reallycreativename » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:21 am

I am currently a junior philosophy major at Texas Tech University. I want to go to a law school in a West Coast state. I'm considering transferring to a university there to finish my philosophy degree and establish residency status, but I will worry more about that later.

My question is this:

If I transfer to another university, will I need to put the GPAs of all the universities I attended on my law school applications or just the one I graduate from?

Thanks in advance!

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glitter178
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Re: Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

Postby glitter178 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:23 am

All of them.

reallycreativename
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Re: Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

Postby reallycreativename » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:23 am

glitter178 wrote:All of them.


Does that include community colleges?

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Re: Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

Postby glitter178 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:24 am

reallycreativename wrote:
glitter178 wrote:All of them.


Does that include community colleges?


Yes. /thread

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Re: Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

Postby ryemanhattan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:34 am

LSAC will take all of your undergrad transcripts and calculate a GPA for you. That's the number you'll be stuck with, for better or worse. Having said that, law school admissions do like an upward trend in grades. ie a mediocre GPA because of poor grades freshman year is better than consistent mediocrity, or a bad senior year.

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Re: Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

Postby glitter178 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:48 am

ryemanhattan wrote:LSAC will take all of your undergrad transcripts and calculate a GPA for you. That's the number you'll be stuck with, for better or worse. Having said that, law school admissions do like an upward trend in grades. ie a mediocre GPA because of poor grades freshman year is better than consistent mediocrity, or a bad senior year.


The end number is what matters.

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D'Angelo
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Re: Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

Postby D'Angelo » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:19 am

the upward trend is a very small bump!

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Re: Considering Transferring for Bachelor's

Postby wvu » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:12 pm

My friend got college credit in high school from a local university for taking advanced Spanish classes (just normal classes at the high school), and still had to get a transcript from that university as they were considered transfer credits.

So yeah, all of them.




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