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Nulli Secundus
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GPA Question

Postby Nulli Secundus » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:37 am

I am an international student, I graduated from university in 2004.

At the time I graduated, my school used 100 point system and my GPA was 85.65, I had my transcript sent to LSAC, they evaluated it and determined that the quality of my academic record is "superior". (Which I understand is the highest for international students).

Everything is fine up to here.

Now I learned that, my school registrar, in his infinite wisdom, decided to send a letter along with my transcript basically saying "Had he earned same grades now, with our new 4 point system, his GPA would have been 3.55".

My question is, will admissions committees be mainly interested with LSAC's evaluation (which, being superior, pretty much solves the problem GPA wise, wherever I apply) or will they use my school's evaluation in any way? (3.55 is kinda low for the places I am aiming for)

Thing is, I received my grades in the old system, so new system does not apply to me, should I have the registrar send a new letter explaining this fact and asking LSAC to disregard the first letter or it will not matter?

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Re: GPA Question

Postby St.Remy » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:12 am

With few exceptions LSAC doesn't use non-U.S. GPAs, so you won't have to worry about this. Whatever school you end up going to thus will not be able to report your grade, meaning that it will not be very important to your cycle. Because of this the LSAT is going to be worth even more for your application than the LSAT of U.S. students.

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Re: GPA Question

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:59 am

St.Remy wrote:With few exceptions LSAC doesn't use non-U.S. GPAs, so you won't have to worry about this. Whatever school you end up going to thus will not be able to report your grade, meaning that it will not be very important to your cycle. Because of this the LSAT is going to be worth even more for your application than the LSAT of U.S. students.


I agree with this that it wont be extremely important because they dont report it; however, I do think that a school will look at it for admission even if only slightly.




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