Old transcripts question

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palhomes
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Old transcripts question

Postby palhomes » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:09 pm

I am preparing for the LSAT and am practice testing in the mid 160's right now due to being fairly new at it. I attended a university for 4 years and almost graduated, but never did very well due to taking some tough science courses. My GPA is probably a 2.7 or so after retakes and calculations from LSDAS. My question here is, if I go to a different university that does not keep my old gpa, but does allow course transfer and will allow me to graduate with only one year of course work there, aka 30 or so college credits, will law schools just take the gpa from the 30 credits or will they want to evaluate all of my coursework? I know the LSAC people only need the graduating university and I have confirmed this on several phone calls to them. Does anyone have experience with this or know anyone who does? Thank you for your answers up front.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Old transcripts question

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:13 pm

every college class you take until your first bachelor's degree is counted.

palhomes
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Re: Old transcripts question

Postby palhomes » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:15 pm

I have spoken with LSAC over the phone and they told me twice that only the transcript from the graduating university has to be submitted for evaluation. Am I missing something here?

My question to people on this board was, how would a university look at a transcript with only 10 courses or so on it as counting for my entire degree? Anyone with experience in this know?

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Re: Old transcripts question

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:16 pm

AFAIK, you need to submit all your transcripts from all schools attended. Missing transcripts are a huge red flag. I've never heard of ANYONE else getting the answer from LSAC that you say you're getting

I think the only exception is that you don't need to submit transcripts from foreign schools, if your home (US) institution was the one granting the credits during your terms abroad.




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