LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

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handlesthetruth
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LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

Postby handlesthetruth » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:55 pm

I searched; couldn't find.

If your undergrad GPA comes out to X.XX67 (standard four point scale, no withdrawals, etc.), does LSAC round up when it gives you your simple, to-the-hundreths-place lsac gpa? (or does it show it to the thousandths place? or round down?)

just wondering if anyone knows from experience!

Thanks in advance!

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

Postby mettasutta » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:59 pm

LSAC rounded mine up. The GPA on my UG transcript is 3.819 and it was rounded to 3.82

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

Postby handlesthetruth » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:25 pm

mettasutta wrote:LSAC rounded mine up. The GPA on my UG transcript is 3.819 and it was rounded to 3.82


awesome, thank you.

if anyone has had a different experience, please weigh in

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:27 pm

either way the difference will not be significant

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

Postby Knock » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:28 pm

handlesthetruth wrote:
mettasutta wrote:LSAC rounded mine up. The GPA on my UG transcript is 3.819 and it was rounded to 3.82


awesome, thank you.

if anyone has had a different experience, please weigh in


I believe this is correct, same thing for my LSAC GPA.

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

Postby handlesthetruth » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:04 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:either way the difference will not be significant


you wouldn't think it'd be.

BUT..

I got thinking about it and:

If one is on the edge of being just above or just below a median, for instance, it could be. Because schools report medians (not averages, in which case a hundreth wouldn't be significant), being above or below the target for a school could be significant as it would be one more person above, at, or below the target median (or quartile).

For instance, if Duke is shooting for a 3.81 median (arbitrary number and school im throwing out here), and you are going to be a 3.80 or 3.81 depending on rounding, this could make a difference I think.


(I agree this is ludicrous but the whole law school app process is exactly such...)

also, correct if im wrong.

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

Postby handlesthetruth » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:49 pm

Shameless nudge




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