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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2007, 10:17:19 AM »
Also apply to a lot more safeties. :(

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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2007, 11:30:11 AM »
LSAC includes all grades, even those F's that were replaced through forgiveness, when calculating your GPA.  This is probably the source of the difference.

@#!*, so i guess I should revise my addendum to reflect that.

I retook two classes (an F and a C) and turned them both into As; my undergrad forgave the F and C but LSAC didn't. I went from a 3.51 to a 3.37. A fairly significant difference in my opinion (I went from above the 25th percentile at most of my applied-to-schools to below the 25th percentile).
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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2007, 11:33:14 AM »
Also apply to a lot more safeties. :(

Well, OP said he already got into some pretty decent schools, right?  So no worries?
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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2007, 11:36:56 AM »
The LSAC uses a weighted scale, which most undergrad programs do not. Fortunately, the switch worked in my favor. Thanks to a few A+es in undergrad, my LSAC GPA rose from a 3.78 to a 3.82 That may account for the change here, but like the others suggested, I would call and double check. This is your future; don't leave anything to chance.
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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2007, 12:22:06 PM »
Also apply to a lot more safeties. :(

Well, OP said he already got into some pretty decent schools, right?  So no worries?

Yeah, but I also don't want to be penalized by the intellectually lazy process of LSAC

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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2007, 12:54:26 PM »
Yeah, for me they calculated in two courses that I had taken in highschool for college credit (actually helped me), but I was shocked. I never transferred them to my University, so i couldnt believe they were on my report.
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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2007, 06:41:27 PM »
i called and they are closed until the 2nd

i would like to think i have a case, because 5 tenths of a point is hella excessive

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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2007, 06:53:42 PM »
Just do the calculation yourself and see if it agrees with the one they did. Use both original and new grades in repeat classes, include all coursework prior to graduation (including courses taken at colleges while in high school). Calculate with +/-'s.

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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2007, 08:44:35 PM »
Yeah, you are screwed.  Wow.

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Re: I am screwed beyond belief
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2007, 03:08:39 PM »
Also apply to a lot more safeties. :(

Well, OP said he already got into some pretty decent schools, right?  So no worries?

Yeah, but I also don't want to be penalized by the intellectually lazy process of LSAC

How is their process intellectually lazy?

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