Does anyone have a straight answer? LSDAS and foreign grades

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Does anyone have a straight answer? LSDAS and foreign grades

Postby cigrainger » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:45 pm

Okay, so I emailed LSAC and asked, and they flat out didn't answer (they answered a separate question I had about my dual enrollment institution's name changing, and completely ignored the rest of my question). So I thought I'd ask here.

Does anyone know exactly how foreign grades are reported? Are they converted to a GPA? Is it evaluated and then reported as 'average' 'above average', etc? I've heard the latter but I don't know. I'm a US citizen and did HS in the US, but have done my entire undergraduate degree in the UK.

Secondly, I did dual enrollment in HS. Will they actually report my LSAC GPA as JUST my dual enrollment GPA? (Not good).

I've been trying to find these things out for a while. LSAC isn't helping. I'm hoping to get some kind of response before I get a smack in the face with something like a 2.5 LSAC GPA even though I'll be graduating with a first class honours Scottish MA.

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Re: Does anyone have a straight answer? LSDAS and foreign grades

Postby calkel » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:00 pm

you heard correctly. they don't consider high school gpa. anything post-grad is still a soft.

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Re: Does anyone have a straight answer? LSDAS and foreign grades

Postby kevin261186 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:05 pm

cigrainger wrote:I'll be graduating with a first class honours Scottish MA.


IR at St. Andrews I assume?

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Re: Does anyone have a straight answer? LSDAS and foreign grades

Postby cigrainger » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:23 pm

kevin261186 wrote:
cigrainger wrote:I'll be graduating with a first class honours Scottish MA.


IR at St. Andrews I assume?


History at Edinburgh. St Andrews is beautiful but I can't imagine living there for four years.

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Re: Does anyone have a straight answer? LSDAS and foreign grades

Postby cigrainger » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:25 pm

calkel wrote:you heard correctly. they don't consider high school gpa. anything post-grad is still a soft.


Dual enrollment is not high school GPA, thats the issue. And the Scottish MA is not postgraduate, it's a 4-year undergraduate degree (I know, I have a lifetime of explaining that to potential employers).

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Re: Does anyone have a straight answer? LSDAS and foreign grades

Postby Zapatero » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:27 pm

OP, you need to call LSAC and talk with them directly.

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Re: Does anyone have a straight answer? LSDAS and foreign grades

Postby kevin261186 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:21 pm

cigrainger wrote:
kevin261186 wrote:
cigrainger wrote:I'll be graduating with a first class honours Scottish MA.


IR at St. Andrews I assume?


History at Edinburgh. St Andrews is beautiful but I can't imagine living there for four years.


Its fine if you like golf and getting loaded.




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