Calculating Your GPA

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Calculating Your GPA

Postby 1991 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:15 pm

I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but please help me out if you can!

http://www.ehow.com/how_4823316_calcula ... sions.html

What if your school does technically have "A+" but most professors just don't bother to give A+'s because both A and A+ are 4.0's? For example, for one class I already had an A (97% or so) but did the extra credit anyway which would have resulted in getting me like 140% because the professor wanted everyone to get a chance to get an A (it was a theater production class) but she didn't bother give me an A+ because it'd be the same GPA anyway.

Also, before attending my current school, the college I attended doesn't even have pluses or minuses (it's just A, B, C, D, and F). Would my LSAC GPA be around the same or would it be lower?

Thank you!
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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:19 pm

1991 wrote:I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but please help me out if you can!

http://www.ehow.com/how_4823316_calcula ... sions.html

What if your school does technically have "A+" but most professors just don't bother to give A+'s because both A and A+ are 4.0's? For example, for one class I already had an A (97% or so) but did the extra credit anyway which would have resulted in getting me like 140% because the professor wanted everyone to get a chance to get an A (it was a theater production class) but she didn't bother give me an A+ because it'd be the same GPA anyway.

Also, before attending my current school, the college I attended doesn't even have pluses or minuses (it's just A, B, C, D, and F). From that college my GPA is like 3.88. From my current college it's around 3.83. Would my LSAC GPA be around the same or would it be lower?

Thank you!


First of all LOL at you thinking you deserve an A+ in a class that "wanted everyone to get a chance to get an A."

No, your A's at 4.0's. Your GPA should be the same as long as you don't have any repeat courses, or your schools didn't assign weird values to grades.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 1991 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:25 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
First of all LOL at you thinking you deserve an A+ in a class that "wanted everyone to get a chance to get an A."


I thought it was pretty ridiculous too. I was the only person with an A by the time the instructor proposed an extra credit assignment that would bump up someone's F to an A. If a 140%+ isn't an "A+" where "A+" is possible, don't know what would be.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:26 pm

1991 wrote:I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but please help me out if you can!

http://www.ehow.com/how_4823316_calcula ... sions.html

What if your school does technically have "A+" but most professors just don't bother to give A+'s because both A and A+ are 4.0's? For example, for one class I already had an A (97% or so) but did the extra credit anyway which would have resulted in getting me like 140% because the professor wanted everyone to get a chance to get an A (it was a theater production class) but she didn't bother give me an A+ because it'd be the same GPA anyway.

Also, before attending my current school, the college I attended doesn't even have pluses or minuses (it's just A, B, C, D, and F). From that college my GPA is like 3.88. From my current college it's around 3.83. Would my LSAC GPA be around the same or would it be lower?

Thank you!


First, get all your transcripts.

Then use this site (LinkRemoved) to see how LSAC interprets those grades.

Then go to Law School Predictor and input the grades to see your LSAC GPA.

You could also just send all your transcripts in and wait two weeks, but the first way is quicker. Either way, I am totally jealous of your GPA.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby im_blue » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:29 pm

1) If your transcripts don't have A+, then you don't get 4.33. Simple as that.
2) If your transcripts don't have +/-, then you only get A = 4, B = 3, etc.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 1991 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:46 pm

Thanks, everyone!

But one more thing: even according to the site, my school's A- is 3.7 but LSAC A- is 3.67. Will this lower my GPA?

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:47 pm

1991 wrote:Thanks, everyone!

But one more thing: even according to the site, my school's A- is 3.7 but LSAC A- is 3.67. Will this lower my GPA?


Yes. All minus grades become #.67, all plus grades become #.33

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby im_blue » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:50 pm

1991 wrote:Thanks, everyone!

But one more thing: even according to the site, my school's A- is 3.7 but LSAC A- is 3.67. Will this lower my GPA?

Yes, if you have more A- than B+ (3.33 from LSAC vs your school's 3.3).

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby alexonfyre » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:59 pm

This post took a load off my back, found out my school doesn't submit withdrawals, which I thought was going to kill me. (Changed majors alot, had to keep withdrawing from worthless classes)

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 1991 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:01 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
1991 wrote:Thanks, everyone!

But one more thing: even according to the site, my school's A- is 3.7 but LSAC A- is 3.67. Will this lower my GPA?


Yes. All minus grades become #.67, all plus grades become #.33


Damn, then I don't have the GPA I think I have. :shock:

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 1991 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:09 pm

Hmmm. Apparently, including the grades from my transfer school, my GPA is 3.85 overall according to the law school predictor GPA calculator. I'd been putting in 3.83 (my current GPA from my current school). I guess I'm alright so far.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby alexonfyre » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:12 pm

1991 wrote:Hmmm. Apparently, including the grades from my transfer school, my GPA is 3.85 overall according to the law school predictor GPA calculator. I'd been putting in 3.83 (my current GPA from my current school). I guess I'm alright so far.


Yeah man, I had been putting in 2.8 and LSDAS told me I actually have a 2.81, it's pretty sweet.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 1991 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:15 pm

lol no changes I know, but still.

But I remember my prelaw advisor telling me that the law schools won't see my transfer school GPA. On my current school system it just says "TR" for transfer credit and doesn't even give me the grade.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:21 pm

1991 wrote:lol no changes I know, but still.

But I remember my prelaw advisor telling me that the law schools won't see my transfer school GPA. On my current school system it just says "TR" for transfer credit and doesn't even give me the grade.


Wow, I guess everyone is right that prelaw advisors really don't know their ass from their elbow... It's all over the LSAC website, all schools you apply to get copies of all your transcripts.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:21 pm

1991 wrote:lol no changes I know, but still.

But I remember my prelaw advisor telling me that the law schools won't see my transfer school GPA. On my current school system it just says "TR" for transfer credit and doesn't even give me the grade.


Your prelaw adviser is an idiot.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby alexonfyre » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:32 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
1991 wrote:lol no changes I know, but still.

But I remember my prelaw advisor telling me that the law schools won't see my transfer school GPA. On my current school system it just says "TR" for transfer credit and doesn't even give me the grade.


Your prelaw adviser is an idiot.


+1 he told you a shit sandwich.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 1991 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:36 pm

Phew, I'm glad, then. My GPA from the previous school bumps up the overall GPA.

Thanks everybody!

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby shoop » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:03 pm

1991 wrote:Thanks, everyone!

But one more thing: even according to the site, my school's A- is 3.7 but LSAC A- is 3.67. Will this lower my GPA?


If you have a bunch of A-'s, then yes.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby Ragged » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:08 pm

I hate the freaking A+ schools. This gives a huge edge to people who got a few bad grades and then did really well.

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Re: Calculating Your GPA

Postby 1991 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:16 pm

Ragged wrote:I hate the freaking A+ schools. This gives a huge edge to people who got a few bad grades and then did really well.


My school technically has "A+"s but they are useless. It's still 4.0 so professors don't bother putting in that plus sign even if they like you.




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