LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

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handlesthetruth

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LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

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!

mettasutta

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

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

handlesthetruth

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

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.

BlueDiamond

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

either way the difference will not be significant

Knock

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

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.

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

handlesthetruth

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Re: LSAC GPA Calculation Rounding

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.

handlesthetruth

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