LSAC Degree GPA higher than Cumulative GPA - which matters?

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LSAC Degree GPA higher than Cumulative GPA - which matters?

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:36 pm

As an undergraduate I transferred from one large, private university to another large, private university that's slightly better than the first. My LSAC Degree GPA, i.e., institution 2 GPA, is 3.62, but my Cumulative GPA, i.e., both institutions GPA, is 3.58. Will schools give greater consideration to my Degree GPA because it reflects more recent work and is from a better regarded university? Or should I assume I'm working with a 3.58 from here on out? Or am I just splitting hairs because the difference is negligible? For many of my target schools, the Degree GPA puts me just ahead of the 25th percentile, but the Cumulative GPA puts me below 25th...

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Re: LSAC Degree GPA higher than Cumulative GPA - which matters?

Postby dakatz » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:37 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:As an undergraduate I transferred from one large, private university to another large, private university that's slightly better than the first. My LSAC Degree GPA, i.e., institution 2 GPA, is 3.62, but my Cumulative GPA, i.e., both institutions GPA, is 3.58. Will schools give greater consideration to my Degree GPA because it reflects more recent work and is from a better regarded university? Or should I assume I'm working with a 3.58 from here on out? Or am I just splitting hairs because the difference is negligible? For many of my target schools, the Degree GPA puts me just ahead of the 25th percentile, but the Cumulative GPA puts me below 25th...

Thanks

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Re: LSAC Degree GPA higher than Cumulative GPA - which matters?

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:37 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:As an undergraduate I transferred from one large, private university to another large, private university that's slightly better than the first. My LSAC Degree GPA, i.e., institution 2 GPA, is 3.62, but my Cumulative GPA, i.e., both institutions GPA, is 3.58. Will schools give greater consideration to my Degree GPA because it reflects more recent work and is from a better regarded university? Or should I assume I'm working with a 3.58 from here on out? Or am I just splitting hairs because the difference is negligible? For many of my target schools, the Degree GPA puts me just ahead of the 25th percentile, but the Cumulative GPA puts me below 25th...

Thanks


They care more about cumulative, but it doesn't hurt to have the degree GPA higher.

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Re: LSAC Degree GPA higher than Cumulative GPA - which matters?

Postby d34d9823 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:56 pm

Cumulative is huge; it's questionable whether degree matters at all.




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