LSDAS, Question on Grade Calculation

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Maalik
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LSDAS, Question on Grade Calculation

Postby Maalik » Fri May 21, 2010 5:48 am

I have a 3.87 GPA, a senior at the U of Maryland & applying to law school this following year as I've written in previous threads. Within the last few hours, I've just gotten "rocked" by a discovery that my LSDAS GPA might not be as high as I previously thought. I went to a small juco 4 years ago & performed below standard. I foolishly miscalculated how the adcoms would view my previous transcript. This is the policy on grade calculation...


Withdraw/fail (WF), no credit (NC), and incomplete (I), course credits are included in the calculation of GPA if the school indicates credits attempted and considers the grade to be punitive. All grades and credits earned for repeated courses will be included in the GPA calculation if the course units and grades appear on the transcript. A line drawn through course information or a grade does not eliminate the course from GPA calculation. NC grades are also included if the school indicates credit was attempted, but not earned, regardless of whether the school considers the grade to be punitive.



My old transcript from 4 years ago at Community College:
Intro to Business 3 cr C
Intro to Computers 3 cr U
Composition 3 cr W
Statistics 4 cr RE
Accounting 3 cr W

Intro to Computers 3 cr B
Composition 3 cr R
Statistics 4 cr CE
Macroeconomics 3 cr B

As it reads on transcript:
12 Credits attempted 9 Credits passed 2.00 GPA



I thought that the LSDAS would calculate my GPA as it read on my transcript, which reads as 2 B's, 1 C & 1 U (unsatisfactory or F). I can live with those numbers seeing as they wont effect my cumulative that much. After doing further research, I'm worried they will count the "unbolded" as failures eventhough my previous school did not. If all of the "unbolded" are counted as failures, my gpa would be sunk. The W's are withdrawals & the other marks are to repeat the appointed class & were never averaged into my gpa. I know I'll be ridiculed for this but, I dont care. I was young & extremely unmotivated. I've turned things around & it would suck to have it come back to bite me years later. Its 5 in the morning. I've been up all night trying to figure out a way to go around the situation. It's too early to call either of the offices yet (school or lsdas). I just need the advice of anyone who has gone through the process of receiving grade calculations from LSDAS. What would they consider as a failure, incomplete or no credit awarded, punitive or non-punitive? Is a mark telling a student to repeat a class considered a failure? Even when it's not counted in the grade point average? I feel like I've worked all of these years for nothing. Please help. I dont care what remarks you make, just someone, anyone out there who has some sort of knowledge on the subject.

Maalik
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Re: LSDAS, Question on Grade Calculation

Postby Maalik » Fri May 21, 2010 7:05 am

Maalik wrote:I have a 3.87 GPA, a senior at the U of Maryland & applying to law school this following year as I've written in previous threads. Within the last few hours, I've just gotten "rocked" by a discovery that my LSDAS GPA might not be as high as I previously thought. I went to a small juco 4 years ago & performed below standard. I foolishly miscalculated how the adcoms would view my previous transcript. This is the policy on grade calculation...


Withdraw/fail (WF), no credit (NC), and incomplete (I), course credits are included in the calculation of GPA if the school indicates credits attempted and considers the grade to be punitive. All grades and credits earned for repeated courses will be included in the GPA calculation if the course units and grades appear on the transcript. A line drawn through course information or a grade does not eliminate the course from GPA calculation. NC grades are also included if the school indicates credit was attempted, but not earned, regardless of whether the school considers the grade to be punitive.



My old transcript from 4 years ago at Community College:
Intro to Business 3 cr C
Intro to Computers 3 cr U
Composition 3 cr W
Statistics 4 cr RE
Accounting 3 cr W

Intro to Computers 3 cr B
Composition 3 cr R
Statistics 4 cr CE
Macroeconomics 3 cr B

As it reads on transcript:
12 Credits attempted 9 Credits passed 2.00 GPA



I thought that the LSDAS would calculate my GPA as it read on my transcript, which reads as 2 B's, 1 C & 1 U (unsatisfactory or F). I can live with those numbers seeing as they wont effect my cumulative that much. After doing further research, I'm worried they will count the "unbolded" as failures eventhough my previous school did not. If all of the "unbolded" are counted as failures, my gpa would be sunk. The W's are withdrawals & the other marks are to repeat the appointed class & were never averaged into my gpa. I know I'll be ridiculed for this but, I dont care. I was young & extremely unmotivated. I've turned things around & it would suck to have it come back to bite me years later. Its 5 in the morning. I've been up all night trying to figure out a way to go around the situation. It's too early to call either of the offices yet (school or lsdas). I just need the advice of anyone who has gone through the process of receiving grade calculations from LSDAS. What would they consider as a failure, incomplete or no credit awarded, punitive or non-punitive? Is a mark telling a student to repeat a class considered a failure? Even when it's not counted in the grade point average? I feel like I've worked all of these years for nothing. Please help. I dont care what remarks you make, just someone, anyone out there who has some sort of knowledge on the subject.


Please disregard this post....apologies. Situation diverted :D . Withdrawals aren't included in LDSAS gpa (W). Remedial/Pre-tech course aren't included in LDSAS gpa (CE/RE). Might have to eat the U/R gradings but, that's alot better & wont hurt my cumulative. Sorry for wasting anyone's time.




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