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Question about CAS from LSAC

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:09 pm
by BOSStongrl
I might be over thinking this, but i'm getting my materials ready to transfer, and i'm a bit confused on what's needed from LSAC. I know each school is different, but I can't seem to find a clear statement from any school regarding the CAS report. Do schools typically JUST need the CAS report I originally used to apply to law school as a 0L? Or do I need to go through the process of adding my current law school to LSAC (which for whatever reason, you have to email LSAC about) and THEN send my transcript to LSAC who will then send my transcript to the school I'm seeking to transfer to via CAS? Additionally, if this is the case, am I then not able to submit my application until my current school is added to CAS report?
Sorry if this is such a basic question, and any help is greatly appreciated!

Re: Question about CAS from LSAC

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:53 am
by trmckenz
Great question. It is unclear to me too. I am going through the hoops of adding the school and submitting my law transcript via LSAC. Since the process takes a while, I also sent an official transcript directly to the admissions offices. They seemed willing to use the transcript sent from me.

Re: Question about CAS from LSAC

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:42 pm
by BOSStongrl
trmckenz wrote:Great question. It is unclear to me too. I am going through the hoops of adding the school and submitting my law transcript via LSAC. Since the process takes a while, I also sent an official transcript directly to the admissions offices. They seemed willing to use the transcript sent from me.


haha glad i'm not alone, it seems odd that this process is so unclear. But hm that's what I did too, i'm sending my transcripts directly from my current law school to the schools i'm trying to transfer to, so glad to hear at least some schools are willing to accept that. I'll probably attempt to get my transcript sent through LSAC just in case, but they are taking FOREVER to add my current law school, so hoping someone can add some insight into how long that takes too

Re: Question about CAS from LSAC

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:39 pm
by trmckenz
BOSStongrl wrote:
trmckenz wrote:Great question. It is unclear to me too. I am going through the hoops of adding the school and submitting my law transcript via LSAC. Since the process takes a while, I also sent an official transcript directly to the admissions offices. They seemed willing to use the transcript sent from me.


haha glad i'm not alone, it seems odd that this process is so unclear. But hm that's what I did too, i'm sending my transcripts directly from my current law school to the schools i'm trying to transfer to, so glad to hear at least some schools are willing to accept that. I'll probably attempt to get my transcript sent through LSAC just in case, but they are taking FOREVER to add my current law school, so hoping someone can add some insight into how long that takes too


FWIW, LSAC added my school within 24 hours after my email. My transcript still says "not received" though, despite me sending it electronically to LSAC last week. I emailed them, and they basically said please be patient. :roll:

Re: Question about CAS from LSAC

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:33 pm
by BOSStongrl
trmckenz wrote:
BOSStongrl wrote:
trmckenz wrote:Great question. It is unclear to me too. I am going through the hoops of adding the school and submitting my law transcript via LSAC. Since the process takes a while, I also sent an official transcript directly to the admissions offices. They seemed willing to use the transcript sent from me.


haha glad i'm not alone, it seems odd that this process is so unclear. But hm that's what I did too, i'm sending my transcripts directly from my current law school to the schools i'm trying to transfer to, so glad to hear at least some schools are willing to accept that. I'll probably attempt to get my transcript sent through LSAC just in case, but they are taking FOREVER to add my current law school, so hoping someone can add some insight into how long that takes too


FWIW, LSAC added my school within 24 hours after my email. My transcript still says "not received" though, despite me sending it electronically to LSAC last week. I emailed them, and they basically said please be patient. :roll:


Thanks for the insight! I actually got an email from them right after my last post and my school is there now. But ugh a warning popped up saying transcripts are taking a while to process. Can't imagine why the LSAC is this backed up, 0L apps should already be done and there aren't THAT many transfers. Typical i guess

Heres to hoping that schools accept our transcript from our current school :(