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Njdeh
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Canadian Transcripts

Postby Njdeh » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:54 pm

I have a question regarding applicants from Canadian schools. I attend the University of Ottawa, and here, the grading scale plays out as such: An 80 is an A-, an 85 is an A, and a 90 is an A+. Now I understand that at most American schools, an 85 is a B, but if here it is an A, how does LSAC treat this? Do they look at the letter grade my school sends them or my percentage grade?

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curiouscat
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Re: Canadian Transcripts

Postby curiouscat » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:10 am

they go by your letter grades
is 85 really a B in the US?

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Re: Canadian Transcripts

Postby madvillain » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:34 am

Canadian applicant here as well, they only look at the letter grade- for instance, i received a massive boost due to A+'s, many of which were in the low 90's, and of course very few American schools give out A+'s at all much less to a 90 grade.

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Re: Canadian Transcripts

Postby ThreeRivers » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:52 am

curiouscat wrote:they go by your letter grades
is 85 really a B in the US?

Average American grading scale is probably something along the lines of:

100-94 A
93-90 A-
89-87 B+
86-84 B
83-80 B-
79-77 C+
76-74 C
73-70 C-
69-67 D+
66-64 D
63-60 D-
<60 F

Of course getting an A in a typical undergrad course is not that hard tbh. I'm guessing they end up averaging out with Canada (because of harder grading scale), LSAC only goes by the grade

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Re: Canadian Transcripts

Postby yongo » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:52 am

madvillain what school are you in? Cuz my English Profs at UBC are certainly tough about A+'s. 94% here is suppose to be publishable material, so anything above 90 is ridiculously hard.

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Re: Canadian Transcripts

Postby Njdeh » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:03 am

So just to be clear, because I've gotten many, many answers to this. They will look at my letter grade, and not convert my percentage to a different system, correct?

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Re: Canadian Transcripts

Postby madvillain » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:04 pm

Njdeh wrote:So just to be clear, because I've gotten many, many answers to this. They will look at my letter grade, and not convert my percentage to a different system, correct?


They will only look at your letter grade.

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Re: Canadian Transcripts

Postby echo » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:36 pm

Do your transcripts have both letter grades and percentages? I am at U of T, and was told that they would use the letter grade that appears alongside the percentage.

If there is just a percentage on your transcript with a conversion chart, LSAC might use their own conversion.




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