LSDAS Calculator Question

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crritter
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LSDAS Calculator Question

Postby crritter » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:36 pm

Hello all,
I'm a freshman at the University of Scranton and am already thinking about the law school admissions process. I have just finished my first semester, and I've amassed a total of 15 credits. This college does not offer an A+; rather, the highest grade that can be attained is an A, or a 4.0. In every course (except one), I've attained an A. So, basically I have:
12 credits -> A
3 credits -> A-
I tried putting this into the LSDAS GPA calculator, but I have one question. In this course that I have an A- in, my numerical average is a 95. However, the calculator provides a numerical range of 93-97 for an A. So, would I put these 3 credits into the calculator as an A, because it is between this numerical range, or as an A-, because that was its actual letter grade.
Thanks for any insight you all can shed on this matter.

ballboy899
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Re: LSDAS Calculator Question

Postby ballboy899 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:52 pm

Put it in as an A. Go by what the LSDAS is as long as your numerical grade is listed on your transcript. If you don't have a numerical grade listed on your transcript (like myself), then you can only use the letter grade because that's all they will have when they recalculate your GPA.

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4for44
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Re: LSDAS Calculator Question

Postby 4for44 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:55 pm

Assuming your school reports the letter grade on your transcript, percentages dont mean anything... so it will be a A-

Keep the GPA up!

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Re: LSDAS Calculator Question

Postby im_blue » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:57 pm

The numerical grade doesn't matter, since your transcript shows A or A- (according to http://www.lsac.org/Members/TranscriptK ... 129999.htm). Your GPA is:

(12*4+3*3.67)/15 = 3.93




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