## Calculating credit hours for lsac

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thomas85

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### Calculating credit hours for lsac

I have transcripts from multiple institutions reporting credit hours differently. For example one institution is calling 3hrs per week for 52weeks '3 credits' while another is calling it '4 credits' - what is the correct method for weighing these hours according to lasc?

im_blue

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### Re: Calculating credit hours for lsac

LSAC weights the credit hours by whatever number appears on the transcript next to the grade. They don't care how much lecture time or work that theoretically translates into.

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### Re: Calculating credit hours for lsac

3/4 hours per week for 52 weeks?

arklogic

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### Re: Calculating credit hours for lsac

im_blue wrote:LSAC weights the credit hours by whatever number appears on the transcript next to the grade. They don't care how much lecture time or work that theoretically translates into.

I believe semester "units" are recalculated as 1.5x quarter units, right?

xyzzzzzzzz

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### Re: Calculating credit hours for lsac

thomas85 wrote:I have transcripts from multiple institutions reporting credit hours differently. For example one institution is calling 3hrs per week for 52weeks '3 credits' while another is calling it '4 credits' - what is the correct method for weighing these hours according to lasc?

It will probably go by what shows up on the original transcript. So if you took a 4 credit hour class at university x and then university y only called it 3 hours of transfer credit- lsac will go by the university you took the class with. I think anyway...

im_blue

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### Re: Calculating credit hours for lsac

arklogic wrote:
im_blue wrote:LSAC weights the credit hours by whatever number appears on the transcript next to the grade. They don't care how much lecture time or work that theoretically translates into.

I believe semester "units" are recalculated as 1.5x quarter units, right?

Quarter units are recalculated as 0.67 semester units.