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Postby westie25 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:37 pm

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Re: Will my LSDAS GPA be lower than my actual GPA?

Postby 2014 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:44 pm

Legit everything counts so there's no easy way to tell. Lawschoolpredictor.com has a GPA calculator.

Your community college GPA counts too.

I assume it will drop btw, C's and D's hurt hard when you have a GPA in the high 3s like you do.

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Re: Will my LSDAS GPA be lower than my actual GPA?

Postby cc.celina » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:47 pm

Aforementioned predictor found here

Put in grades for every letter grade you've received at any college before receiving your degree.

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Re: Will my LSDAS GPA be lower than my actual GPA?

Postby westie25 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:04 pm

2014 wrote:Legit everything counts so there's no easy way to tell. Lawschoolpredictor.com has a GPA calculator.

Your community college GPA counts too.

I assume it will drop btw, C's and D's hurt hard when you have a GPA in the high 3s like you do.


It wasn't a community college. It was a business college, and my current university didn't count a single credit.

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Re: Will my LSDAS GPA be lower than my actual GPA?

Postby cc.celina » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:08 pm

westie25 wrote:It wasn't a community college. It was a business college, and my current university didn't count a single credit.

As long as it was accredited, it will count in your LSDAS GPA, even if your university doesn't count it.

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Re: Will my LSDAS GPA be lower than my actual GPA?

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Re: Will my LSDAS GPA be lower than my actual GPA?

Postby TheGreatWhiteHorse » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:27 am

It'll drop. But listen, don't sweat it.

I graduated cum laude at my final UG institute with a 3.88. BUUUUUT...I went to a crappy, for-profit art school when I was a wee lad, and left mid-semester when I discovered that the credits I was earning were non-transferrable sludge. I tallied 4 "F"s...and they SMASHED my UGPA through the LSAC.

Thing is, I wrote a letter about it and included it into my package. My LSAT was high (I can't stress enough how important this is), and law schools consider most of the UGPAs holistically. There isnt really a rigid formula (hence, all of the uncertainty).

I stil got into my first choice school with no difficulty. I was fine, and so will you be. They will understand. Just do well on the LSAT.

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Re: Will my LSDAS GPA be lower than my actual GPA?

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Re: Will my LSDAS GPA be lower than my actual GPA?

Postby utswdukie80 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:35 pm

I also attended FSU and had similarly bad grades, but it was because I loved it too much. Yes, your LSDSAS GPA will suffer. My LSDSAS GPA was more than 0.2 GP lower than my graduating GPA because of my excessive partying at FSU. It happens. Explain how you've matured and that it was a long time ago and it's not reflective of your academic abilities now. Worked for me.




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