Yet another GPA question..

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Yet another GPA question..

Postby paranormal » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:33 pm

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tc22
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Re: Yet another GPA question..

Postby tc22 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:40 pm

paranormal wrote:Starting from the 2012 Fall semester, I will be a sophomore at an undergraduate university in the US.

My GPA after first semester (3.97) was pretty good, but I bombed my second semester because I failed one of my classes (Biology 2) on attendance. (Our school has a policy where if you miss 25% or more of your scheduled class days, you automatically receive a failing grade. I was bummed out because I received the notice a week before finals, and I had an A in the class..)

I am thinking about transferring to another UG school because of financial reasons.
I will be submit my application next year during the 2013 Spring semester, and I will (hopefully) start school as a junior at another university starting from the 2013 Fall semester.

My question is: if I have two years' worth of credits at one university, and two years' (or possibly more) at another university, how will the LSAC calculate my GPA? Will the LSAC still look at the GPA I obtained at my first university? Does it help that the class I didn't do well on isn't related to my major (political science)?

Thank you for your time.



LSAC will look at both GPAs. LSAC calculates your degree GPA and cumulative GPA but cumulative is really all that law schools care about.

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Re: Yet another GPA question..

Postby tc22 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Also, after re-reading your post... you are currently a freshman in undergrad, correct? One bad grade isn't going to kill your chances especially if it is at the beginning of UG. Just do well for the next three years and you will be fine.

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Re: Yet another GPA question..

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:46 pm

Whatever you do, don't write an addendum about the F. No school wants to hear "I got an F because I couldn't show up to class more than 3/4 of the time."

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Re: Yet another GPA question..

Postby paranormal » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:25 pm

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