## do they curve different school's GPAs?

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valleybound

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### do they curve different school's GPAs?

i was looking at my transcripts, and i have a pretty random question - do law schools curve GPAs from different schools? some schools have a base of 4.0 where A+ and A are both 4.0's, but some schools have a base of 4.3 where A+ counts as a 4.3. How do law schools take that into account?

rinkrat19

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

Those of us who went to schools where an A+ was worth 4.0 get screwed. That's how LSAC deals with it.

im_blue

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

LSAC counts A+ = 4.33 and A = 4.00, no matter how the UG counts it. Those who went to schools that didn't give A+ get screwed.

2011Law

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

im_blue wrote:LSAC counts A+ = 4.33 and A = 4.00, no matter how the UG counts it. Those who went to schools that didn't give A+ get screwed.

This.

dtubin

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

My A+ does count as a 4.33, but then again, my A- would be a 3.67. Yet, if your school doesn't do the +/-'s and you hit a 91%, you are in luck with a normal 4.0. It sometimes works in a good way, but also in a bad one. So I wouldn't count is as getting full screwed.

ballents

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

dtubin wrote:My A+ does count as a 4.33, but then again, my A- would be a 3.67. Yet, if your school doesn't do the +/-'s and you hit a 91%, you are in luck with a normal 4.0. It sometimes works in a good way, but also in a bad one. So I wouldn't count is as getting full screwed.

Yes, this is true in some cases. However, my school, like many others, has the plus/minus system but without the possibility of an A+. Worst of both worlds.

rayiner

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

ballents wrote:
dtubin wrote:My A+ does count as a 4.33, but then again, my A- would be a 3.67. Yet, if your school doesn't do the +/-'s and you hit a 91%, you are in luck with a normal 4.0. It sometimes works in a good way, but also in a bad one. So I wouldn't count is as getting full screwed.

Yes, this is true in some cases. However, my school, like many others, has the plus/minus system but without the possibility of an A+. Worst of both worlds.

No. Worst of both worlds is being an engineer where the professors are all foreign and think the average grade should be a C.

2011Law

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

rayiner wrote:
ballents wrote:
dtubin wrote:My A+ does count as a 4.33, but then again, my A- would be a 3.67. Yet, if your school doesn't do the +/-'s and you hit a 91%, you are in luck with a normal 4.0. It sometimes works in a good way, but also in a bad one. So I wouldn't count is as getting full screwed.

Yes, this is true in some cases. However, my school, like many others, has the plus/minus system but without the possibility of an A+. Worst of both worlds.

No. Worst of both worlds is being an engineer where the professors are all foreign and think the average grade should be a C.

No, worst of both worlds is this plus all the engineering students are also from china/india and if they get below an A it means dishonor and they can't let that happen. and the professors don't really speak english. that's when it sucks to be an american.

But I do have the plus/minus system without A+s, and it does kinda suck.

valleybound

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

oh! thanks! good to know

rinkrat19

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

rayiner wrote:
ballents wrote:
dtubin wrote:My A+ does count as a 4.33, but then again, my A- would be a 3.67. Yet, if your school doesn't do the +/-'s and you hit a 91%, you are in luck with a normal 4.0. It sometimes works in a good way, but also in a bad one. So I wouldn't count is as getting full screwed.

Yes, this is true in some cases. However, my school, like many others, has the plus/minus system but without the possibility of an A+. Worst of both worlds.

No. Worst of both worlds is being an engineer where the professors are all foreign and think the average grade should be a C.

I had an EE TA who had such a strong accent that I couldn't tell the difference between her pronunciations of "volt" and "watt." (They both sounded like "wohlt".) Which is a problem.

pu_golf88

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### Re: do they curve different school's GPAs?

rayiner wrote:
ballents wrote:
dtubin wrote:My A+ does count as a 4.33, but then again, my A- would be a 3.67. Yet, if your school doesn't do the +/-'s and you hit a 91%, you are in luck with a normal 4.0. It sometimes works in a good way, but also in a bad one. So I wouldn't count is as getting full screwed.

Yes, this is true in some cases. However, my school, like many others, has the plus/minus system but without the possibility of an A+. Worst of both worlds.

No. Worst of both worlds is being an engineer where the professors are all foreign and think the average grade should be a C.

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