LSDAS and Unit Weights

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LSDAS and Unit Weights

Postby mdfreeman » Sun May 02, 2010 7:48 pm

I haven't seen this question asked elsewhere and it wasn't obvious from the LSAC FAQ but how does LSDAS weigh class units? For example, I have a couple of freshman seminars that could only be taken for Pass/NoPass and only counted for one unit.

How will those be treated in calculating my overall GPA? Are my 4 unit As worth more than my 1 unit As?

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Re: LSDAS and Unit Weights

Postby 09042014 » Sun May 02, 2010 7:51 pm

mdfreeman wrote:I haven't seen this question asked elsewhere and it wasn't obvious from the LSAC FAQ but how does LSDAS weigh class units? For example, I have a couple of freshman seminars that could only be taken for Pass/NoPass and only counted for one unit.

How will those be treated in calculating my overall GPA? Are my 4 unit As worth more than my 1 unit As?


Pass's don't for anything.

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Re: LSDAS and Unit Weights

Postby YCrevolution » Sun May 02, 2010 7:51 pm

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Re: LSDAS and Unit Weights

Postby mdfreeman » Sun May 02, 2010 7:59 pm

YCrevolution wrote:Yes, in the sense that your LSDAS GPA equals the sum of (4.0-scale GPA grade * credit hours for the class) divided by total number of credit hours. Pass/fail classes don't factor into your GPA unless you fail.


Oh ok, so for say my 4 unit class that I got an A in, I potentially get 16 credits out of that. Likewise, if I got a NP in a 1 unit class I'm 0/4 on that right?

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Re: LSDAS and Unit Weights

Postby YCrevolution » Sun May 02, 2010 8:02 pm

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Re: LSDAS and Unit Weights

Postby thalassocrat » Sun May 02, 2010 8:04 pm

mdfreeman wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:Yes, in the sense that your LSDAS GPA equals the sum of (4.0-scale GPA grade * credit hours for the class) divided by total number of credit hours. Pass/fail classes don't factor into your GPA unless you fail.


Oh ok, so for say my 4 unit class that I got an A in, I potentially get 16 credits out of that. Likewise, if I got a NP in a 1 unit class I'm 0/4 on that right?


No, you'd be 0/1, because it's only worth one credit.

Edit: which is pretty much what YCR said. I don't know why his didn't show when I went to post.

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Re: LSDAS and Unit Weights

Postby im_blue » Sun May 02, 2010 10:26 pm

GPA points are weighted by the number of semester credits for each class. Quarter credits are converted to semester credits by multiplying by 0.67.




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