ok i'm double posting, if thats frowned upon, you can delete this post, but i feel like the other thread isn't getting enough publicity and i really need advice....
ok so currently i have a 2.88 ugpa calculated through this:
i would have a 3.13 but i had some personal issues this quarter and got a D and an F in two of my classes...really ruined my GPA... on that note i was going to go talk to my professors and ask if it was possible to get an Incomplete for now and then retake the course to get credit, since LSAC does count D/Fs into ugpa, while my school (UCLA) replaces the grades in calculating the GPA... hoping that this would boost my ugpa a bit...anyone ever able to convince a teacher to change a grade to incomplete??
Since the lsac counts all grades taken at every college into your ugpa, do you think it would be smart to go to my local jc, enroll in random courses that I am sure I would receive an A in (pre-calc etc), not report these grades to UCLA (no need) but merely report them when applying to law school to lsac, so it is counted into my ugpa and help me boost my gpa? smart? possible? opinions... (im sure some of you will condemn me for "cheating" or something, just want to know if its do-able) THANKS AGAIN!!
I don't think that LSAC will count community college classes after you've earned your undergraduate degree, but while you are still in undergrad, the classes should still be counted. I agree with Ilovecheese, take some interesting courses that are still at least a little higher than pre-algebra or sewing. Sociology was one of the easiest classes I've ever taken, but it was also really interesting (just a suggestion). You might want to check up on that LSAC GPA calculator to see how much of a bump community college classes would give you, though -- it's not worth the time/money for like a .1 increase, IMO. It depends on how many classes you plan to take, etc. Also, you might consider some online courses -- the community colleges near me do these and I've taken a couple and they're pretty easy, but there's no notation on your transcript that they were online or anything. Good luck!