What goes into the LSAC GPA??

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Iswhat?
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What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby Iswhat? » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:29 am

Let me first preface this question with a little background information.

I'm a junior at a major university, and...

I blew my first year of college. Really bad. At a community college. :cry:

That being said..most of these courses were in a different, non-applicable major (read: Math Based) then I'm currently enrolled in, and didn't eventually count toward my AA or transfer.

Am I correct in stating that these credits will be included in my LSAC GPA even though they won't count for either my AA or BA?

To thicken the plot somewhat, I quit on school my third semester. Well, I didn't didn't actually quit, but I stopped taking courses relevant toward getting a BA, and instead took vocational courses and pursued employment.

Obviously the vocational courses wouldn't count toward the LSAC GPA, but a couple of them (computer courses) did end up counting towards my AA, but were NOT accepted at the university I attend.

Do you guys know if these courses would or would not be counted toward my LSAC GPA?

gracias

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby Mike12188 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:52 am

Everything is in your LSAC gpa, even down to any courses you took in high school for college credit. If you retook any classes, both grades will be in there

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby ohlawl » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:59 am

LSAC got my transcripts two weeks ago and calculated my GPA as .2 lower than my university has it. This is coming from the low grades on courses I subsequently replaced with As. I haven't looked close enough but they may have also counted non-transferable courses from my junior college. So it goes!

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:08 am

LSAC is so unforgiving :(

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby kazu » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:10 am

whymeohgodno wrote:LSAC is so unforgiving :(

LSAC = Satan. Welcome to hell everyone.

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby Iswhat? » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:20 am

So all my courses count. That's not so good for me.

That is brutal. I did the math and I could get a 3.7 for the rest of my college career and still not break 3.3 LSAT. :(

Non-Pejorative Withdraws are not figured, correct?

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby 2014 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:24 am

If the withdraw doesn't reflect an F on your transcript it won't be counted as one. I'm not positive your vocational classes won't count by the way. If you got a grade for them, and if they went into your CC degree, they very well might count.

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby kazu » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:29 am

Iswhat? wrote:So all my courses count. That's not so good for me.

That is brutal. I did the math and I could get a 3.7 for the rest of my college career and still not break 3.3 LSAT. :(

Non-Pejorative Withdraws are not figured, correct?


Technically, they shouldn't be. However LSAC has a nasty habit of being unpredictable - people have reported having non-punitive withdraws being included in the calculation.

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:36 am

kazu wrote:
Iswhat? wrote:So all my courses count. That's not so good for me.

That is brutal. I did the math and I could get a 3.7 for the rest of my college career and still not break 3.3 LSAT. :(

Non-Pejorative Withdraws are not figured, correct?


Technically, they shouldn't be. However LSAC has a nasty habit of being unpredictable - people have reported having non-punitive withdraws being included in the calculation.


I'm hoping this isn't a common occurrence. I have like 2-3 non fail W's in my transcript.

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby im_blue » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:23 pm

Iswhat? wrote:So all my courses count. That's not so good for me.

That is brutal. I did the math and I could get a 3.7 for the rest of my college career and still not break 3.3 LSAT. :(

Non-Pejorative Withdraws are not figured, correct?

They shouldn't, but you can look up the LSAC conversion guide for your specific UG to be sure:

http://www.lsac.org/Members/TranscriptK ... earch.aspx

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Re: What goes into the LSAC GPA??

Postby ohlawl » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:55 pm

im_blue wrote:
Iswhat? wrote:So all my courses count. That's not so good for me.

That is brutal. I did the math and I could get a 3.7 for the rest of my college career and still not break 3.3 LSAT. :(

Non-Pejorative Withdraws are not figured, correct?

They shouldn't, but you can look up the LSAC conversion guide for your specific UG to be sure:

http://www.lsac.org/Members/TranscriptK ... earch.aspx


Thanks for this link, looks like Ws aren't counted. Interesting to see how at my school an A- is 3.7gps, while with the LSAC an A- is 3.67gps.




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