LSAC Quality of academic record


Minion

Hi guys,

I just looked at my LSAC report on my transcripts. They evaluated both my LLB and LLM with “average”. For my LLB this is certainly the case but not for my LLM. In my LLM I currently have 72 which is considered distinction in my country (Belgium). However, I see that LSAC calculated my grade average as 13,5/20 (= 67,5%). I seriously do not know why they would lower my grade average with 4,5%? Does anyone had a similar problem?

I’m currently a bit stressing because I already applied to all the universities that I wanted to apply to and they will all think that my LLM is average which it is in fact not.

On the internet I saw that you can ask LSAC to review the report but that they rarely do it. Anyone who had a revision?

Thank you in advance. I sincerely hope that anyone is willing to answer my question.

Hi guys,

I just looked at my LSAC report on my transcripts. They evaluated both my LLB and LLM with “average”. For my LLB this is certainly the case but not for my LLM. In my LLM I currently have 72 which is considered distinction in my country (Belgium). However, I see that LSAC calculated my grade average as 13,5/20 (= 67,5%). I seriously do not know why they would lower my grade average with 4,5%? Does anyone had a similar problem?

I’m currently a bit stressing because I already applied to all the universities that I wanted to apply to and they will all think that my LLM is average which it is in fact not.

On the internet I saw that you can ask LSAC to review the report but that they rarely do it. Anyone who had a revision?

Thank you in advance. I sincerely hope that anyone is willing to answer my question.
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ClausulaRe...

That definitely sounds like a mistake on LSAC's side. I would try to contact them asap. As it takes an awful lot of time for them to reply to e-mails, you're probably better of by trying to call them. however, I am not quite sure what the regular business hours of LSAC are at the moment.

That definitely sounds like a mistake on LSAC's side. I would try to contact them asap. As it takes an awful lot of time for them to reply to e-mails, you're probably better of by trying to call them. however, I am not quite sure what the regular business hours of LSAC are at the moment.
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Minion

That definitely sounds like a mistake on LSAC's side. I would try to contact them asap. As it takes an awful lot of time for them to reply to e-mails, you're probably better of by trying to call them. however, I am not quite sure what the regular business hours of LSAC are at the moment.



Thank you for your answer ClausulaRebusSicStantibus,

I just contacted LSAC via phone and they said that I should send them an e-mail. I asked them how it should take to process the e-mail and they said at least two weeks. I sincerely hope that their mistake will not jeopardize my ongoing applications. 

[quote]That definitely sounds like a mistake on LSAC's side. I would try to contact them asap. As it takes an awful lot of time for them to reply to e-mails, you're probably better of by trying to call them. however, I am not quite sure what the regular business hours of LSAC are at the moment. [/quote]<br><br><br>Thank you for your answer ClausulaRebusSicStantibus,<br><br>I just contacted LSAC via phone and they said that I should send them an e-mail. I asked them how it should take to process the e-mail and they said at least two weeks. I sincerely hope that their mistake will not jeopardize my ongoing applications.&nbsp;
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Minion

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes. 

Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp;
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Hi Minion, 

LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they  include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants". 

To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected. 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes. 

Hi Minion,&nbsp;<br><br>LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they &nbsp;include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants".&nbsp;<br><br>To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp; [/quote]
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Minion

Hi Minion, 

LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they  include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants". 

To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected. 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes. 


Oh my god, this might be the situation. I have a LLB and a I am currently pursuing an LLM. In my country the LLB and LLM are both awarded separate diplomas with each their own average. It is sad to hear that LSAC does not take this fact into account when calculating grade averages. It has been three weeks since I emailed them and still nothing. It’s a bit frustrating because most law school’s are already in the process of reviewing candidacies and they are now basing themselves on an incorrect LSAC report. 

[quote]Hi Minion,&nbsp;<br><br>LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they &nbsp;include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants".&nbsp;<br><br>To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Oh my god, this might be the situation. I have a LLB and a I am currently pursuing an LLM. In my country the LLB and LLM are both awarded separate diplomas with each their own average. It is sad to hear that LSAC does not take this fact into account when calculating grade averages. It has been three weeks since I emailed them and still nothing. It’s a bit frustrating because most law school’s are already in the process of reviewing candidacies and they are now basing themselves on an incorrect LSAC report.&nbsp;
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maddief

Hi Minion, 

LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they  include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants". 

To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected. 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes. 


Oh my god, this might be the situation. I have a LLB and a I am currently pursuing an LLM. In my country the LLB and LLM are both awarded separate diplomas with each their own average. It is sad to hear that LSAC does not take this fact into account when calculating grade averages. It has been three weeks since I emailed them and still nothing. It’s a bit frustrating because most law school’s are already in the process of reviewing candidacies and they are now basing themselves on an incorrect LSAC report. 



Hey guys, how long did it take LSAC to evaluate your transcripts? My Dutch uni sent mine by mail late November, and I still haven't heard anything from LSAC about them being processed. 

[quote][quote]Hi Minion,&nbsp;<br><br>LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they &nbsp;include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants".&nbsp;<br><br>To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote]<br><br>Oh my god, this might be the situation. I have a LLB and a I am currently pursuing an LLM. In my country the LLB and LLM are both awarded separate diplomas with each their own average. It is sad to hear that LSAC does not take this fact into account when calculating grade averages. It has been three weeks since I emailed them and still nothing. It’s a bit frustrating because most law school’s are already in the process of reviewing candidacies and they are now basing themselves on an incorrect LSAC report.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br><br>Hey guys, how long did it take LSAC to evaluate your transcripts? My Dutch uni sent mine by mail late November, and I still haven't heard anything from LSAC about them being processed.&nbsp;
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Late November? It should be done by now already.
In my case, my evaluation process is completed within 2 weeks.
Btw, you can check the result of the evaluation on LSAC website.

[Edited by JudyHan1123 on Jan 21, 2021]

Late November? It should be done by now already.<br>In my case, my evaluation process is completed within 2 weeks.<br>Btw, you can check the result of the evaluation on LSAC website.
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maddief

Late November? It should be done by now already.
In my case, my evaluation process is completed within 2 weeks.
Btw, you can check the result of the evaluation on LSAC website.


I just called them and they said that I should allow 45 working days.. which means that I shouldn't worry yet. 

[quote]Late November? It should be done by now already.<br>In my case, my evaluation process is completed within 2 weeks.<br>Btw, you can check the result of the evaluation on LSAC website. [/quote]<br><br>I just called them and they said that I should allow 45 working days.. which means that I shouldn't worry yet.&nbsp;
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llm2022

What, this is crazy?  So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation?  What a depressing prospect.



Hi Minion, 

LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they  include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants". 

To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected. 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes. 

What, this is crazy? &nbsp;So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation? &nbsp;What a depressing prospect.<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hi Minion,&nbsp;<br><br>LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they &nbsp;include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants".&nbsp;<br><br>To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote]
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Hi LLM2022, yes it is crazy and it’s clearly a non sense as each university has its own policy and LSAC doesn’t take it in consideration. However, the admission office doesn’t rely on the LSAC report, they look closer at your transcripts.
 

What, this is crazy?  So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation?  What a depressing prospect.



Hi Minion, 

LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they  include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants". 

To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected. 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes. 

<br>Hi LLM2022, yes it is crazy and it’s clearly a non sense as each university has its own policy and LSAC doesn’t take it in consideration. However, the admission office doesn’t rely on the LSAC report, they look closer at your transcripts.<br>&nbsp;<br>[quote]What, this is crazy? &nbsp;So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation? &nbsp;What a depressing prospect.<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hi Minion,&nbsp;<br><br>LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they &nbsp;include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants".&nbsp;<br><br>To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote] [/quote]
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llm2022

Thanks for the reassurance, SwissLLMGrad!  I know a lot comes down to academic merit, especially with scholarship consideration, so it would be such a shame to have a year that we did with the knowledge it would never constitute our final grade act as a hinderance in those regards!  Do you reckon this is something that ought to be brought up within the application, or should it be left to schools to recognise the disparity between the LSAC GPA and the actual degree classification is down to a year that didn't actually count?




Hi LLM2022, yes it is crazy and it’s clearly a non sense as each university has its own policy and LSAC doesn’t take it in consideration. However, the admission office doesn’t rely on the LSAC report, they look closer at your transcripts.
 
What, this is crazy?  So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation?  What a depressing prospect.



Hi Minion, 

LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they  include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants". 

To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected. 

Thanks for the reassurance, SwissLLMGrad!&nbsp; I know a lot comes down to academic merit, especially with scholarship consideration, so it would be such a shame to have a year that we did with the knowledge it would never constitute our final grade act as a hinderance in those regards!&nbsp; Do you reckon this is something that ought to be brought up within the application, or should it be left to schools to recognise the disparity between the LSAC GPA and the actual degree classification is down to a year that didn't actually count?<br><br><br><br>[quote]<br>Hi LLM2022, yes it is crazy and it’s clearly a non sense as each university has its own policy and LSAC doesn’t take it in consideration. However, the admission office doesn’t rely on the LSAC report, they look closer at your transcripts.<br>&nbsp;<br>[quote]What, this is crazy? &nbsp;So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation? &nbsp;What a depressing prospect.<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hi Minion,&nbsp;<br><br>LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they &nbsp;include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants".&nbsp;<br><br>To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote] [/quote] [/quote]
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You may ask your university to write an explanation letter about your uni's policy, not sure it will work but it's at least worth giving a try.

Thanks for the reassurance, SwissLLMGrad!  I know a lot comes down to academic merit, especially with scholarship consideration, so it would be such a shame to have a year that we did with the knowledge it would never constitute our final grade act as a hinderance in those regards!  Do you reckon this is something that ought to be brought up within the application, or should it be left to schools to recognise the disparity between the LSAC GPA and the actual degree classification is down to a year that didn't actually count?




Hi LLM2022, yes it is crazy and it’s clearly a non sense as each university has its own policy and LSAC doesn’t take it in consideration. However, the admission office doesn’t rely on the LSAC report, they look closer at your transcripts.
 
What, this is crazy?  So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation?  What a depressing prospect.



You may ask your university to write an explanation letter about your uni's policy, not sure it will work but it's at least worth giving a try.<br><br>[quote]Thanks for the reassurance, SwissLLMGrad!&nbsp; I know a lot comes down to academic merit, especially with scholarship consideration, so it would be such a shame to have a year that we did with the knowledge it would never constitute our final grade act as a hinderance in those regards!&nbsp; Do you reckon this is something that ought to be brought up within the application, or should it be left to schools to recognise the disparity between the LSAC GPA and the actual degree classification is down to a year that didn't actually count?<br><br><br><br>[quote]<br>Hi LLM2022, yes it is crazy and it’s clearly a non sense as each university has its own policy and LSAC doesn’t take it in consideration. However, the admission office doesn’t rely on the LSAC report, they look closer at your transcripts.<br>&nbsp;<br>[quote]What, this is crazy? &nbsp;So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation? &nbsp;What a depressing prospect.<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hi Minion,&nbsp;<br><br>LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they &nbsp;include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants".&nbsp;<br><br>To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote] [/quote] [/quote] [/quote]
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barp93

Thanks for the reassurance, SwissLLMGrad!  I know a lot comes down to academic merit, especially with scholarship consideration, so it would be such a shame to have a year that we did with the knowledge it would never constitute our final grade act as a hinderance in those regards!  Do you reckon this is something that ought to be brought up within the application, or should it be left to schools to recognise the disparity between the LSAC GPA and the actual degree classification is down to a year that didn't actually count?


LLM 2022: when I applied to UGA in the US, it had a section with the education history to explain your school's grading system. I would mention it there if I were you.

Hi LLM2022, yes it is crazy and it’s clearly a non sense as each university has its own policy and LSAC doesn’t take it in consideration. However, the admission office doesn’t rely on the LSAC report, they look closer at your transcripts.
 
What, this is crazy?  So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation?  What a depressing prospect.



[quote]Thanks for the reassurance, SwissLLMGrad!&nbsp; I know a lot comes down to academic merit, especially with scholarship consideration, so it would be such a shame to have a year that we did with the knowledge it would never constitute our final grade act as a hinderance in those regards!&nbsp; Do you reckon this is something that ought to be brought up within the application, or should it be left to schools to recognise the disparity between the LSAC GPA and the actual degree classification is down to a year that didn't actually count?<br><br><br>LLM 2022: when I applied to UGA in the US, it had a section with the education history to explain your school's grading system. I would mention it there if I were you.<br>[quote]<br>Hi LLM2022, yes it is crazy and it’s clearly a non sense as each university has its own policy and LSAC doesn’t take it in consideration. However, the admission office doesn’t rely on the LSAC report, they look closer at your transcripts.<br>&nbsp;<br>[quote]What, this is crazy? &nbsp;So even though most UK universities do not count the first year of the LLB towards the final result (so for a lot of people it’s significantly lower than their degree classification...), LSAC will include this in their calculation? &nbsp;What a depressing prospect.<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hi Minion,&nbsp;<br><br>LSAC also made a mistake about my academic record as my university doesn't take into consideration my first LLB year (considered as a "selection") for the GPA. LSAC took more than a month to review the report and refused to mention the correct GPA because they &nbsp;include "all years in the grade average on the evaluation for all applicants".&nbsp;<br><br>To conclude, they need a lot of time to process your complain and the outcome may not be as expected.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>Does anyone know how I can speed up te process? Actually, I think it's very regrettable that LSAC is taking so much time to correct their own mistakes.&nbsp; [/quote] [/quote] [/quote] [/quote] [/quote]
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Minion

I just was notified that my reevaluation was successful. I know that LSAC sends an updated report to all the universities but does anyone know if they are notified about that fact? For example, if I was already reviewed will they still look at my new report? 

I just was notified that my reevaluation was successful. I know that LSAC sends an updated report to all the universities but does anyone know if they are notified about that fact? For example, if I was already reviewed will they still look at my new report?&nbsp;
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