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Excelling in Academics

Maintaining a high GPA is essential when considering law school. Along with the LSAT score, a student's GPA is one of the top components of an application that admissions representatives consider.

That is not to say that students with a lower GPA cannot get accepted to Law School, rather it will limit the individual�s options of schools. Sometimes a higher LSAT score can cushion a lower GPA; however a high GPA cannot always cushion a low LSAT score.

When applying to Law School, make sure to include ALL transcripts to your LSAC account, including transfer and dual credit from your time in high school. After submitting all grades, LSAC will generate a new GPA for the student; including grade replacement course grades and summer classes. Most often a student's GPA will appear lower on their law school applications. This is expected and nothing to stress too much over. Remember, all students applying will most likely see the same change.

Throughout your undergraduate degree, make sure to take challenging courses that will prepare you for the rigorous test that is Law School. Form strong, professional relationships with your professors by visiting during office hours and actively engaging in class. These may result in fabulous Letters of Recommendation when application time rolls around.

Further, utilize all of the resources that the University provides. Check out the Learning Center at Texas Tech as well as the Writing Center for help any time.

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Course Recommendations
(Organized by University Core Curriculum groupings on Pg. 50-55 of the University Catalog)

Communication: Oral-Speech


Natural Sciences

Technology & Applied Science


Visual & Performing Arts

Social & Behavioral Sciences / Individual and Group Behavior

Multicultural Core Electives

Other Electives (Optional but Recommended)