Does LSAC "round up" when calculating your GPA?

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Blahh_Blahh
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Does LSAC "round up" when calculating your GPA?

Postby Blahh_Blahh » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:31 pm

I just calculated my LSAC GPA myself and got 3.945656566.

http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ulator.htm says that my LSAC GPA is a 3.95.

So I'm just wondering what is accurate. Would lsp be correct, or does LSAC truncate it to a 3.94?

Either way I'm happy, since my undergrad GPA is only 3.85 but gets a huge boost due to my school giving out A+s and counting them as 4.0. But I'd still like to know which exactly it will be. I've already secured a letter of recommendation from one of my teachers and I told her my LSDAS GPA is a 3.95, because this is what lsp told me it was. I only thought to calculate it myself after the fact, and I'm not sure if she's gonna mention my GPA in the letter or not, but if there's a discrepancy, is this going to cost me?

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ahduth
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Re: Does LSAC "round up" when calculating your GPA?

Postby ahduth » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:42 pm

Why is your recommender concerned about your GPA anyhow?

Also you have a 3.94/3.95/something. Don't worry about it.

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Re: Does LSAC "round up" when calculating your GPA?

Postby Real Madrid » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:20 pm

LSAC rounds your GPA to two decimal places, so a 3.945 becomes a 3.95. As the poster above has already said, though, it really doesn't matter because a 3.94 is above every school's 75th percentile GPA (I think - not sure about Y or S). Just ace the LSAT and you'll be golden.

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Re: Does LSAC "round up" when calculating your GPA?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:42 pm

Real Madrid wrote:LSAC rounds your GPA to two decimal places, so a 3.945 becomes a 3.95.

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