LSAC GPA Calculation

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tomtom23
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LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby tomtom23 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:56 pm

I am having my transcripts sent to the LSAC's CAS. I'm curious if anyone knows how the do the calculation. Specifically, my college's calculation of GPA is such that if I take the same class twice, they only count the highest score. For example:

Spring 2004 - Random Class 101 - F
Spring 2005 - Random Class 101 - A

This would be applied to my GPA as a 4.0 on my college transcripts whereas if you were to simply average the two as if they were two different classes (and if it was the same number of credits) it'd be a 2.0 ((4.0 for A + 0.0 for F) / 2 classes = 2.0). Get it?

Does anyone know what method the LSAC uses?

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im_blue
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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby im_blue » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:02 pm

LSAC does neither - they count them as separate classes.

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby wiseguy33 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:57 pm

im_blue wrote:LSAC does neither - they count them as separate classes.


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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Sandro » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:30 am

and at some colleges it would count as a 4.0 because they would delete your original grade from the transcripts. Hooray for LSAC's awesome system of determining a major portion of law school admissions.

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby tomtom23 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:50 pm

At my college they don't delete the lower score from my transcript, they just ignore it in the GPA calculation.

Off the top of my head I can think of one time when I didn't drop a class because I knew I'd retake it and so I stayed in for the hell of it. Too bad I didn't know LSAC would penalize me for this.




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