I am fairly sure you do the same thing you did when you originally sent in your transcript to LSAC. There should be info in the FAQs section of LSAC about how to update transcripts.But here's my question ... my grades will probably be up in early January, but I don't go back to school 'till the 22nd or something like that ... should I have a transcript sent asap or can I wait till I get back to school?And how about schools that let you in before the end of this semester ... would it even matter to send them 1st semester grades?
I wonder what the average grade bump is for law school applicants after their last fall semester. Since people generally consider senior year to be a blow-off year, therefore taking easier courses, I'm guessing you'd need at least a few hundredths of a point to competitive. Of course, you could argue that some people just slack off generally in their last years, thus scoring lower and lowering the average boost. But, I've seen so many "upward trend" GPA addenda that I'm inclined to believe there is an overall bump./idle speculation
I mean, if you get better grades than your cumulative then send them in. But if you get worse grades, you don't have to send them in. They will not withhold a decision because you failed to send in a new transcript.