Calculating LSDAS with "Withdrawals"

<p>does anyone know if it's true that withdrawals count as F's when factored into the LSDAS.</p>

<p>If so, would anyone know if they consider different types of withdrawals such as medical withdrawals?</p>

<p>for that matter, does the LSDAS have a process of appeal if you take issue with your calculated grade?</p>

<p>If all withdrawals count as F's then I have just inadvertently messed up big as law school admissions. I applied to transfer to depaul but never ended up leaving my original school. as such i never sent in deposits or student response forms and obviously never went to any orientations. However once the semester started i start getting emails from professors at depaul. it turned out i had registered for two classes accidently, despite the fact that i never enrolled. I have no idea how this can be allowed to happen but it did, and the school withdrew me administratively and now i have a transcript with W's on it.......
so i'm really hoping administrative withdrawals are viewed differently than other withdrawals, but it's possible they are not.........</p>

<p>oh wow that's a tough situation...idk personally but I really wish you the best of luck.</p>

<p>I don't think W will affect your LSDAS GPA unless it is WF which IS considered as a failing grade. I've only heard that having too many W's on your transcript will be looked negatively upon when reviewed by the law school, but as far as I know, it doesn't have direct impact on your law school gpa. Here is a link to a forum where there are people saying the same thing..The</a> influence of a withdraw on LSDAS GPA</p>

<p>and a quick google search led me to this site, <a href="http://lawschool.pashalaw.com/pre-law-students/application-process/calculation-of-gpa-by-lsdas.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://lawschool.pashalaw.com/pre-law-students/application-process/calculation-of-gpa-by-lsdas.html&lt;/a> which confirms what I have said.</p>

<p>Yup only WF affects your gpa not W</p>

<p>well that's good to hear
i have always wondered, what compels someone to submit a second transcript from abroad or from a semester of classes at a school other than one's home institution?
in my case, could i just not submit the transcript from the 2nd school? im assuming for grad schools in particular you could simply not submit it, but the lsdas may have a way of forcing you into it.</p>

<p>That's a bad idea. I wouldn't know how they can literally 'force you' to submit all transcripts. But if you were found of fabricating your gpa, you could face consequences that you would never want to deal with. No offence and I understand where you are coming from, but after all we are talking about 'law' school here, aren't we? And LSAC gpa is one of the most important factors in the admissions process. They require you to submit all the transcripts for a reason. Many applicants have their own stories whether they benefit or are victims of LSAC GPA computation. If you can convincingly state your reasons behind the less than favorable grades (in this case, W is not even counted as a grade) they would understand it and evaluate your transcript as a whole. Again, a couple of W's should be fine especially if it's because of your medical conditions. I think a few sentences of explanation in your application would suffice.</p>

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in my case, could i just not submit the transcript from the 2nd school? im assuming for grad schools in particular you could simply not submit it, but the lsdas may have a way of forcing you into it.

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<p>For any grad program, law school or med school program are required to submit transcripts *from any and all colleges you have attended *. </p>

<p>If you took college courses as a high school student, you must submit the transcripts.
If you did a study abroad program, you must submit the transcripts.
If you transfered to a school, you must submit the transcript from your first school.
If you went to grad school, you must submit your transcripts</p>

<p>The consequences for not sending all information and being less than truthful on your application can and will be far worse.</p>

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<li><p>Willful misrepresentation (not sending transcripts) will be grounds for having your admissions rescinded.</p></li>
<li><p>Even if on the off chance you make it pass number 1, once they background check you for character and fitness for admission to the bar, it will come out, then you will be really screwed because you will not be admitted to the bar. Now you have a worthless piece of paper and 6 figures worth of debt</p></li>
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