For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

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For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby bmonuscg » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:54 am

For those with A+'s on your transcript.....does your Undergrad school count these as a numerical 4.0 or a higher number?

I know LSAC counts these A+'s as 4.33. I am just wondering because my undergrad didn't offer A+'s but gave out a grade of "H" for a very high A, but it was still a numerical 4.0.

Any info. is appreciated.

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby Hannibal » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:55 am

At my school, A+ was still 4.0.

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Postby gdane » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:56 am

Ugh. At my school there were no A+ and there were also few teachers that used the +,- system. So, in many classes it was either get an A or a B or a B or a C. No B+, A-. You can guess how much this DRASTICALLY affects LSAC GPA. It really sucks!

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Postby Dany » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:36 pm

My school uses exactly the same system as LSAC, so an A+ was a 4.33.

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Postby jtemp320 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:59 pm

eskimo wrote:My school uses exactly the same system as LSAC, so an A+ was a 4.33.


I'm sure your a good person but I HATE YOU SO DEEPLY right now.

I got plenty of A-s but never an A+ to balance them out....

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Postby jtemp320 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:00 pm

No offense - by "you" I really just mean LSAC and those who benefit from their madness

more power to you if you got some of those A+s and they are helping you out

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Postby Hannibal » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:04 pm

jtemp320 wrote:
eskimo wrote:My school uses exactly the same system as LSAC, so an A+ was a 4.33.


I'm sure your a good person but I HATE YOU SO DEEPLY right now.

I got plenty of A-s but never an A+ to balance them out....


Haha same. I wish I was in a school that had no +/- since my GPA would be over 3.5 instead of the 3.42 it is.

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby d34d9823 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:05 pm

jtemp320 wrote:
eskimo wrote:My school uses exactly the same system as LSAC, so an A+ was a 4.33.


I'm sure your a good person but I HATE YOU SO DEEPLY right now.

I got plenty of A-s but never an A+ to balance them out....

jtemp320 wrote:No offense - by "you" I really just mean LSAC and those who benefit from their madness

more power to you if you got some of those A+s and they are helping you out

You are possibly the first person ever to use the word "you" improperly.

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby Dany » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:06 pm

jtemp320 wrote:
eskimo wrote:My school uses exactly the same system as LSAC, so an A+ was a 4.33.


I'm sure your a good person but I HATE YOU SO DEEPLY right now.

I got plenty of A-s but never an A+ to balance them out....

I think systems with no plus/minus are generally fair or with pluses AND minuses, but I think it's just flat-out wrong to have an A- but no A+. Sorry, man.

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Postby jtemp320 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:18 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
jtemp320 wrote:
eskimo wrote:My school uses exactly the same system as LSAC, so an A+ was a 4.33.


I'm sure your a good person but I HATE YOU SO DEEPLY right now.

I got plenty of A-s but never an A+ to balance them out....

jtemp320 wrote:No offense - by "you" I really just mean LSAC and those who benefit from their madness

more power to you if you got some of those A+s and they are helping you out

You are possibly the first person ever to use the word "you" improperly.


These days if I use any words in anger, correctly or incorrectly, what I likely acutally am referring to is the LSAC

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:40 pm

A+ is 4.0 for graduation GPA sadly.

I am very happy LSDAS will give my 4.33 for it!

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Postby joe5046 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:32 am

my ug counts A+s As and A-s all as 4.0

A+s are very rare though, and you will only get 4 or 5 throughout the entire school each semester

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Postby Fark-o-vision » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:38 am

LSAC's system is so messed up, precisely because it disadvantages so many students. I'm in the same place a lot of your are--I only received one A- my entire time in college and never, despite scoring above 100% in one class, got an A+. Some teachers used the minus because they thought it would motivate you, or show you that you were on the edge, but they would rarely use the "+" simply because it was meaningless.

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:50 am

At my university, an A+ is only a 4.0, but that's because you are rewarded with an A+ if you get above 90%.

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Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:00 am

Hannibal wrote:At my school, A+ was still 4.0.

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:55 pm

A+ was a 4.0 at my school - so my GPA went up considerably when I sent in my final transcripts to LSAC.

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Postby Barbie » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:12 pm

My first UG didn't offer an A+ at all. My current UG offers it, and I've gotten it a few times, but it is still a 4.0. It kind of stinks, because I've had a few A+ grades at my first UG that could really hook me up right now.

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby joe5046 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:38 pm

since so many law schools have different curves for their grades, you think LSAC (and law school adcomms) would think that UG institutions would grade differently as well, and LSAC would let UG GPAs stand as they are given.

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Postby d34d9823 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:48 pm

joe5046 wrote:since so many law schools have different curves for their grades, you think LSAC (and law school adcomms) would think that UG institutions would grade differently as well, and LSAC would let UG GPAs stand as they are given.

There are not many ways to make the current system worse, but this is one of them.

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Postby Dany » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:00 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
joe5046 wrote:since so many law schools have different curves for their grades, you think LSAC (and law school adcomms) would think that UG institutions would grade differently as well, and LSAC would let UG GPAs stand as they are given.

There are not many ways to make the current system worse, but this is one of them.

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby Nom Sawyer » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:39 pm

gdane5 wrote:Ugh. At my school there were no A+ and there were also few teachers that used the +,- system. So, in many classes it was either get an A or a B or a B or a C. No B+, A-. You can guess how much this DRASTICALLY affects LSAC GPA. It really sucks!


Umm not having A- and only having A's would be awesome for some students....

Meant I could have just barely hit a 3.7 A- average but came out with a 4.0. Its a lot easier to avg 90 instead of 94.

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Re: For those with A+'s on your transcript.......

Postby arklogic » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:16 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
gdane5 wrote:Ugh. At my school there were no A+ and there were also few teachers that used the +,- system. So, in many classes it was either get an A or a B or a B or a C. No B+, A-. You can guess how much this DRASTICALLY affects LSAC GPA. It really sucks!


Umm not having A- and only having A's would be awesome for some students....

Meant I could have just barely hit a 3.7 A- average but came out with a 4.0. Its a lot easier to avg 90 instead of 94.


I personally would prefer a no +/- system.




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