degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

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degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

Postby raperez129 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:23 pm

Both are on are listed on the report, but which one is the one that schools consider for admission purposes? When I do the "what are my chances" and I put in my GPA for statistical purposes, which one should I use? Mine differ by a full 0.13, so I've been going with the lower of the two, but I'm hoping for more optimisim considering I am terrified to receive my Feb 2010 LSAT score. :shock:
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Re: degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:24 pm

degree is your current (graduating) school's GPA

cumulative takes into account any other schools (post-HS) that you've been to, things like summer school

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Re: degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:25 pm

Cum. GPA is what matters.

Good Luck!

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Re: degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

Postby Ragged » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:26 pm

Cumulative. Forget about degree.

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Re: degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

Postby raperez129 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:27 pm

Ragged wrote:Cumulative. Forget about degree.


That is a relief!! That is the higher one for me! :D

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Re: degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

Postby Ragged » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:32 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:degree is your current (graduating) school's GPA

cumulative takes into account any other schools (post-HS) that you've been to, things like summer school

I think degree GPA is GPA in your degree (major) but it makes no differenсе sinse it's still largely irrelevent.

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Re: degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:06 pm

Ragged wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:degree is your current (graduating) school's GPA

cumulative takes into account any other schools (post-HS) that you've been to, things like summer school

I think degree GPA is GPA in your degree (major) but it makes no differenсе sinse it's still largely irrelevent.


actually i dont think so

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Re: degree GPA vs. cum. GPA

Postby autarkh » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:11 pm

Degree GPA is for your graduating school, not your major. The most it will be (if it differs markedly from your cumulative) is a soft positive or negative factor. The cumulative is what gets reported to US News, and so it's the one that matters for almost every school.




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