Schools that offer A+'s

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NYSprague
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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby NYSprague » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:18 pm

Law schools look at GPAs as a number they need to game to keep their medians. They will pay more to get high GPAs, but there are a lot of high GPAs out there, so your LSAT is probably worth more.

Unlike most 0 Ls they understand how the forced curve impacts law school grading, so they aren't looking to predict academic success in law school, if that is what you are thinking.

If you want to go to law school get the highest GPA you can. A high GPA will help you in ither walks of life should you change your mind.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby quijotesca1011 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:38 pm

quijotesca1011 wrote:
I'm sure that Adcomms already "level the playing field" by taking into account the grading scale when they look at a GPA. They aren't stupid. I am sure they consider each GPA in context


a quick perusal of LSN will dissuade you of this notion.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby quijotesca1011 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:30 pm

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:51 pm

I was responding directly to the portion that I quoted, which I don't feel like was out of context but sorry if it was. I think this scatter shows exaclty how much GPA's are considered in context, which is to say that for the most part they aren't: http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1314

I don't see how you can say that when some schools offer 4.33's for the same grade that other schools offer a 4.0 for that there isn't an unequal playing field.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby racheland » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:07 pm

Thank you!
NYSprague wrote:
racheland wrote:how is it that A+s transfer into your institution as As, but LSAC GPA still counts them as A+s?
how does the LSAC calculate your GPA
is it not based off the transcript that your institution provides that includes your summer classes/abroad classes where your a+s are transferred into As?
really confused....
Thanks!!

They look at all the transcripts and calculate their own GPA.

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Re: Schools that offer A+'s

Postby quijotesca1011 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:21 pm

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