I think you might have misunderstood what I was trying to say. I was talking about the cumulative GPA, which is from ALL the classes you've taken in college. From my own personal experience, the schools I applied to took all my college courses from both my 1st & 2nd degree into account & calculated a cumulative GPA. So on my nursing application I had 2 GPAs-- one was for the nursing pre-reqs (science/math classes) & the other was the cumulative GPA that included every single class I ever took in college. Oddly enough & as unfair as it may seem, the cumulative GPA even included classes you've taken AFTER earning a degree. They literally took everything into account.
So I understand you have had experience working for admissions, but perhaps the schools that you applied/worked at only looked at the 1st earned degree GPA. However, schools have slight variances in their admission requirements which is the reason for my initial post.