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A quick definition of responsible:

Term: Responsible

Definition: Being responsible means that you are in charge of doing something and you will be held accountable for it. This can mean that you caused harm to someone and are responsible for fixing it, or that you promised to do something and are responsible for keeping that promise. It can also mean that a group or organization is responsible to the people who gave them power. In simpler terms, being responsible means that you have a job to do and you need to make sure you do it right.

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: A person or entity that is accountable for fulfilling a duty or obligation is considered responsible. This can refer to:

  • Tort law: A party who caused harm or injury and is therefore liable for the damages.
  • Contract law: A party who is contractually obligated to perform a duty, such as paying for goods or services, completing an action, or repaying a debt.
  • Administrative agencies: An agency that is responsible to the body that granted it power, typically Congress.
  • Agency law: An agent who has a duty to act in the best interest of their principal, making the agency responsible to the principal.

For example, if a driver causes a car accident, they are responsible for any injuries or damages that result. In a contract between a customer and a business, the business is responsible for delivering the product or service as agreed upon. An administrative agency, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, is responsible for enforcing laws related to environmental protection. In an agency relationship, a real estate agent is responsible for acting in the best interest of their client, the homebuyer or seller.

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how do they convert? say i have a 3.25 / 4.0...do they have a formula? and is that normal for all schools now
manifestmoreadmissions
17:07
idk how common it is, i know my undergrad didnt do +/- and i graduated a couple years ago, lemme see if i can find the LSAC's official explanation of their gpa scale. it basically includes any credit attempted even if it didnt factor into your school's calculation of your gpa, so if your school only takes the most recent grade from a retaken class, or doesn't assign value to a failed pass/fail class, etc
thank you, friend
manifestmoreadmissions
17:08
if you have your complete unofficial transcript you cans search up some calculators online that would give you an estimate. also if you did anything for college credit in high school/like dual enrolled it would calculate that too even if your undergrad institution didn't give you a grade for it
manifestmoreadmissions
17:10
also ahhhh its COB and i havent heard anything from georgetown and they said we'd hear back by this week lwhbrve2purbqpiubvrew
whats COB
manifestmoreadmissions
17:31
"close of business" like the end of the business day
oh gotcha. Hope you get in
manifestmoreadmissions
17:31
ig i dont actually know what their admissions offices hours are though
manifestmoreadmissions
17:34
and thank you!! sorry i didnt see your last messag
manifestmoreadmissions
17:34
*message damn i have sausage fingers today
trees1234567
17:39
@manifestmoreadmissions: they are rereading your application to ensure your A rn
manifestmoreadmissions
17:40
trees ily
17:56
my gulc app never went back to app complete from decision rendered, so i'm not expecting anything from them (not yet anyway)
17:56
it would be nice if i did hear back tho lol
manifestmoreadmissions
18:07
i also have no change but ig no news is better than bad news
manifestmoreadmissions
18:08
adcomms? slower than anticipated? nawwwww
manifestmoreadmissions
18:08
that Vandy WL=>A is cool though congrats
18:54
@DisillusionedHomelessWalnut: for example, UCLA does an undergrad grading scale that caps at a 4.0 for both an A and A+ grade. If you get all A+'s at UCLA, you have something in the 4.0-4.3 range according to LSAC.
18:57
My community college on the other hand, does a grading scale that goes A-, A, A+ = 4.0 so at the time I worked just to get like an A- but LSAC scales A-'s down to like 3.7.
18:57
I could be completely wrong though.
Just got my ND waitlist
Kind of sad because I even visted the school last week
manifestmoreadmissions
20:06
that is brutal im so sorry
Ohio has not responded still
and to me its kind of crazy
[] ararara
21:53
Somebody was telling me it’s a good idea to start taking practice exams 8 weeks into 1L if your grades are decided by test taking. Thoughts?
[] ararara
21:54
@HurriedNippyPirate: just finished working, not sure if you’re on EST but it’s Friday night! Definitely idea to touch some grass. Report to your nearest dance floor! I think it’s important to take it easy sometimes.
Good to hear @ararara
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