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LSDAS Report Question

Postby knicks2011 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:59 am

I am about to order the LSDAS Report and have a few questions about what information is included on it.

First, does it just list the GPA or does it show where each grade came from?

Also, I went to a technical/engineering school where I would assume almost nobody took the LSAT, so would that have a negative effect if there is nobody to compare my gpa with from my school?

Thanks for the help

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby knicks2011 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:08 pm

Another Question: Since not too many people go to IP Law, would this raise ones chances if his stats are below the median LSAT/GPA or do schools just pick the best stats from the general pool of applicants?

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby jdMission » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:24 am

This is an excellent question. LSAC shows a grid breaking down your undergraduate transcript year by year. It shows the average LSAT score of your school's law school applicants for the three most recent years you attended, and it shows the number of applicants from which that average was calculated. LSAC also shows the percentage distribution for the GPAs of your school's law school applicants for the years in which you attended. This gives the AdCom a sense of how much grade inflation there was at your school when your were there. For each year, it shows the percentage of law school applicants from your school whose GPAs were below yours, and it also shows the average GPA for law school applicants from our school. Hope this helps!

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby knicks2011 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:43 am

Thank you for answering my questions

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby DocHawkeye » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:45 am

Once the report is sent, you can view a copy of it through the LSAC website.

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby goforbroke » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:37 pm

Does anyone know how the GPA is calculated? I have a MA, and am wondering if my MA GPA gets factored into the overall GPA score?

Thank you!

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby 20121109 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:39 pm

goforbroke wrote:Does anyone know how the GPA is calculated? I have a MA, and am wondering if my MA GPA gets factored into the overall GPA score?

Thank you!


Graduate degrees get a separate GPA calculation and they are converted in the same way as the UGPA.

The only GPA score that really matters, however, is the cumulative UGPA.

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby DocHawkeye » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:40 pm

goforbroke wrote:Does anyone know how the GPA is calculated? I have a MA, and am wondering if my MA GPA gets factored into the overall GPA score?

Thank you!


No it does not. I have a Ph.D. and wish both my grad GPA's were figured in.

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby goforbroke » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:44 pm

I've noticed that a student's GPA can be higher or lower when calculated by LSDAS/ LSAC.
Can anyone tell me how this calculation is done?
If I have a 3.7 for UG GPA, does that somehow change with the LSDAS calculation?

THANKS!

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby 20121109 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:45 pm

All your questions can be answered here.

Any differences in GPA can be explained here.

Good luck.

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Re: LSDAS Report Question

Postby knicks2011 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:04 am

I got the report and my gpa didn't change by even .1. Since, I went to a small engineering school, i didn't have a percentage distribution of gpa's, however the percentage distribution of lsat's varied a lot. Most of the class comparison data was listed as insufficient, however I assumed that would be the case since there are not alot of engineerings going to law.

I have a question about the report though: Should it say anywhere that you graduated, it just says the amount of credits and gpa at the bottom of the report?




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