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LSAC GPA on Resume

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:41 pm
by skinne
Had a quick question. Turned in my applications about a month ago, but I feel off about the GPA that I reported on my resume. I went to UTSA my first year of undergrad, had a 4.0. Then went to McCombs at UT and graduated with a 3.55. Naturally, my cumulative LSAC GPA was much higher (3.69) than the GPA I graduated with from UT (3.55). Not really thinking, I put my GPA as such on my resume: Cumulative GPA: 3.69. Now I'm thinking that law schools will see this and think that I'm dishonest about the gpa that I'm reporting. Any thoughts on this? Should I try to resubmit a different resume?

Re: LSAC GPA on Resume

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:48 pm
by preamble
I don't see it as dishonest -- law schools presumably care more about the LSAC GPA since that's the GPA they use when evaluating your application. Putting that GPA on your resume seems pretty transparent.

Re: LSAC GPA on Resume

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:50 pm
by hookem7
Went to UT also and you better believe I included the 8 credits of 4.0 I got at ACC one summer when calculating my resume GPA for applications. Did something similar w/ noting it was "cumulative" so you should be fine. I outperformed my numbers if anything so that definitely didn't ring dishonest for schools.