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Re: How's this for non traditional?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2007, 09:58:46 AM »
I don't understand why re-taking those exact same courses won't just knock out the original F grade. At my undergrad, the registrar told us point-blank to drop a low course, all we had to do was re-take the same course. In fact, my brother did just that at the same college, even though he's not going to law school. He has to go to grad school to get his master's in ed. and re-took a couple classes so he wouldn't have to worry later.

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Re: How's this for non traditional?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2007, 10:39:21 AM »
As far as my undergrad school is concerned, the F's *are* replaced by the new grades and thus they do not calculate the F's into the GPA, however, the original F's and dropped classes will still show up on the official transcript and thats how LSAC recalculates it into a lower GPA, because it takes everything into account whereas the UG school sometimes does not.

It sucks, but i guess it's a way of making everything standard.


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Re: How's this for non traditional?
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2007, 11:04:37 AM »
It does suck for people who had valid reasons for dropping or failing classes, but it's necessary to keep others from artificially inflating their GPAs. 

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