Calculating the class LSDAS GPA?

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topsch125
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Calculating the class LSDAS GPA?

Postby topsch125 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:42 am

Do you think it'd be a good idea to calculate the LSDAS GPA based on the class average for all the courses that you took and show that to highlight your GPA in relative terms? I'm not sure if the LSDAS GPA is something you should be calculating though.

Also, what class average GPA would indicate that the course was "hard"? 2.5? 2.7? Just curious how this number varies between schools.

Thank you!

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cinephile
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Re: Calculating the class LSDAS GPA?

Postby cinephile » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:06 am

I don't understand. When you get your academic summary report, it lists how many applicants from your school fell into different GPA ranges.

If you're talking about how to calculate the GPA range for a specific course, I don't know how that'd be done, but even if you could do that it wouldn't be verifiable or official. So, I guess the better choice would be an addendum.

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Samara
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Re: Calculating the class LSDAS GPA?

Postby Samara » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:23 am

topsch125 wrote:Do you think it'd be a good idea to calculate the LSDAS GPA based on the class average for all the courses that you took and show that to highlight your GPA in relative terms? I'm not sure if the LSDAS GPA is something you should be calculating though.

Also, what class average GPA would indicate that the course was "hard"? 2.5? 2.7? Just curious how this number varies between schools.

Thank you!

I'm not exactly sure what you would submit under your scenario, but don't worry about it. LSAC's report is pretty comprehensive and what tiny, tiny boost you might get from taking "harder" classes will be evident to schools.




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