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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:09 pm

fastforward wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:If OP already has 120 credits, significantly raising the gpa to a good GPA is going to be hard as fuck.



Not so much. Getting it up to even a 3.3 will make a very big difference.

OP: Try plugging in number combos on lawschoolpredictor. And -- this is very important -- get a grade transcript from your UG and see what GPA LSAC would report. Here's how they compute your GPA:http://lsac.org/policies/transcript-summarization.asp.


If you have ~200 UG credits, you did something wrong. Something very wrong.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby Pleasye » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:10 pm

polyanka wrote:My old GPA isn't showing up on my transcript. I'm not even sure if my new school knows about it. HOW WILL LSAC KNOW? NOOOOOOOOOO. MY DREAMS HAVE BEEN CRUSHED!! Am I doomed? Will only the LSAT save me?

You have to send in transcripts for all colleges you have attended (this includes any college class you may have taken, even in high school).

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:18 pm

You must also take a polygraph test that'll reveal whether or not you have any transcripts not reported.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby fastforward » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:35 pm

polyanka wrote:My old GPA isn't showing up on my transcript. I'm not even sure if my new school knows about it. HOW WILL LSAC KNOW?


Oh, they'll know. LSAC requires that you have every UG school send them a transcript. And you may or may not like what they do with it. That's why you should obtain copies of all trx and use the calculator to see where you're at as you set LSAT goals.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby polyanka » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:24 pm

Thanks everybody. Looks like I'll have to rock the LSAT.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby polyanka » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:18 pm

So the law school only sees the GPA assigned to me by LSAC? This is correct?

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:20 pm

All of these questions are answered through this board's search function.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby dr123 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:26 pm

ResolutePear wrote:All of these questions are answered through this board's search function.


this

or just going to the fucking lsac website

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby polyanka » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:37 pm

Haha, OK got it.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby 09042014 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:44 pm

fastforward wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:If OP already has 120 credits, significantly raising the gpa to a good GPA is going to be hard as fuck.



Not so much. Getting it up to even a 3.3 will make a very big difference.

OP: Try plugging in number combos on lawschoolpredictor. And -- this is very important -- get a grade transcript from your UG and see what GPA LSAC would report. Here's how they compute your GPA:http://lsac.org/policies/transcript-summarization.asp.


No it probably won't make a big difference. Especially when the OP is going to have Van Wilder number of years in college.

Very few schools will take a 3.3 yet reject a 3.1 at any given LSAT. Even fewer have a hard floor in between 3.1 and 3.3 regardless of LSAT.

You are recommending this dude spends years trying to bring up a GPA from terrible to pretty terrible.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby polyanka » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:04 am

After a day of research I worked the numbers and I'll basically try to knock a home run on the LSAT or take it as a sign from Xenu that law school is not for me. Vanwilder got a big scholarship to the big state school, has very little debt, and would like to keep it that way.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby cinephile » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:15 am

polyanka wrote:So the law school only sees the GPA assigned to me by LSAC? This is correct?


They see all your transcripts, but they only care about the LSAC GPA.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby tyro » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:23 am

ResolutePear wrote:
fastforward wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:If OP already has 120 credits, significantly raising the gpa to a good GPA is going to be hard as fuck.



Not so much. Getting it up to even a 3.3 will make a very big difference.

OP: Try plugging in number combos on lawschoolpredictor. And -- this is very important -- get a grade transcript from your UG and see what GPA LSAC would report. Here's how they compute your GPA:http://lsac.org/policies/transcript-summarization.asp.


If you have ~200 UG credits, you did something wrong. Something very wrong.


Yeh, I hear 120 credits works pretty good.

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby fastforward » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:You are recommending this dude spends years trying to bring up a GPA from terrible to pretty terrible.


No, I am recommending this dude use all the information available to get an accurate picture of his/her situation, then devise a plan. Sounds as though he/she got a start on that.

Good luck, OP!

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Re: want 2 go 2 havard low gpa plz help

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:01 pm

fastforward wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:You are recommending this dude spends years trying to bring up a GPA from terrible to pretty terrible.


No, I am recommending this dude use all the information available to get an accurate picture of his/her situation, then devise a plan. Sounds as though he/she got a start on that.

Good luck, OP!

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