Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

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Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

Postby backwards54 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:37 pm

Hello everyone,

I am not sure if this is the right section for me to ask my question, but I'll give it a try.

I did my undergrad. degree in Quebec, where we have a 4.3 gpa system

(A + = 4.3, A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, etc.)

I was wondering if anyone else here was in my situation, and if so, do you know how LSAC converts our GPA into the standard 4.0 they use?

For instance in my case I have a 4.08 out of 4.30. I did a simple calculation (4.08 x 4 divided by 4.3) and it gave me 3.79 out of 4.0

But I'm not sure if this is the correct procedure?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I am trying to guess my chances to get into the law schools I am applying but it is kind of hard to do so without knowing my exact 4.0 GPA! :?

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Re: Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

Postby Nate895 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:53 pm

LSAC uses a 4.33 GPA scale (4.33 being an A+). So, given you 4.08 GPA, I suspect that you might actually get a higher GPA (if only 4.09 or 4.1) because of that extra .03 added at the end. But, in the end, you haze nothing to worry about as far as your GPA.

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Re: Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

Postby indo » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:05 pm

Nate895 wrote:LSAC uses a 4.33 GPA scale (4.33 being an A+). So, given you 4.08 GPA, I suspect that you might actually get a higher GPA (if only 4.09 or 4.1) because of that extra .03 added at the end. But, in the end, you haze nothing to worry about as far as your GPA.



Your GPA will be slighter different. It could a bit lower or higher depending how many A- and B+ you have.

A- = 3.67 and B+ = 3.33

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Re: Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

Postby Nate895 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:53 pm

indo wrote:
Nate895 wrote:LSAC uses a 4.33 GPA scale (4.33 being an A+). So, given you 4.08 GPA, I suspect that you might actually get a higher GPA (if only 4.09 or 4.1) because of that extra .03 added at the end. But, in the end, you haze nothing to worry about as far as your GPA.



Your GPA will be slighter different. It could a bit lower or higher depending how many A- and B+ you have.

A- = 3.67 and B+ = 3.33


Given that his/her GPA is over the 4.0 mark, he has to have more A pluses than A minuses, so that should increase his GPA over the 4.08 mark, if only negligibly. B grades are so far below the OP's GPA that the minor differences in the way LSAC calculates the GPA won't matter much more than they have already been factored into that 4.08.

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Re: Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

Postby backwards54 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:36 am

Nate895 wrote:
indo wrote:
Nate895 wrote:LSAC uses a 4.33 GPA scale (4.33 being an A+). So, given you 4.08 GPA, I suspect that you might actually get a higher GPA (if only 4.09 or 4.1) because of that extra .03 added at the end. But, in the end, you haze nothing to worry about as far as your GPA.



Your GPA will be slighter different. It could a bit lower or higher depending how many A- and B+ you have.

A- = 3.67 and B+ = 3.33


Given that his/her GPA is over the 4.0 mark, he has to have more A pluses than A minuses, so that should increase his GPA over the 4.08 mark, if only negligibly. B grades are so far below the OP's GPA that the minor differences in the way LSAC calculates the GPA won't matter much more than they have already been factored into that 4.08.


Hey! Thanks for the answers. Indeed I have more A+ (12 of them) than A- (only one) and only two B+ (the rest is all As). So.. do you think my GPA will be something like what I have calculated (3.79) or slightly higher given the way they convert?

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

Postby Nate895 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:08 am

backwards54 wrote:
Nate895 wrote:
indo wrote:
Nate895 wrote:LSAC uses a 4.33 GPA scale (4.33 being an A+). So, given you 4.08 GPA, I suspect that you might actually get a higher GPA (if only 4.09 or 4.1) because of that extra .03 added at the end. But, in the end, you haze nothing to worry about as far as your GPA.



Your GPA will be slighter different. It could a bit lower or higher depending how many A- and B+ you have.

A- = 3.67 and B+ = 3.33


Given that his/her GPA is over the 4.0 mark, he has to have more A pluses than A minuses, so that should increase his GPA over the 4.08 mark, if only negligibly. B grades are so far below the OP's GPA that the minor differences in the way LSAC calculates the GPA won't matter much more than they have already been factored into that 4.08.


Hey! Thanks for the answers. Indeed I have more A+ (12 of them) than A- (only one) and only two B+ (the rest is all As). So.. do you think my GPA will be something like what I have calculated (3.79) or slightly higher given the way they convert?

Thanks everyone!


No, what I was saying was that you will get around 4.08. LSAC will count your A+'s as 4.33, so they will not convert it down to a 4.0 grading scale. I can't tell you what your GPA will be exactly because I don't know how many credit hours are involved with each of those grades, but it should be around 4.09-4.10. I repeat: LSAC won't convert your GPA down to a 4.0 scale.

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Re: Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

Postby backwards54 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 am

Ooooh ok! I was a 100 % sure that they did convert it...

Then it is quite weird, because I just received an email from a TTTT law school (fee waiver + scholarship offer) telling me that my "168 LSAT score and 3.88 GPA allow me to benefit from their fee waiver and to be eligible for merit-based scholarships" and blabla.

I wonder where that 3.88 GPA came from! lol.

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Re: Quebec (Canada) GPA out of 4.3

Postby Nate895 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:25 am

backwards54 wrote:Ooooh ok! I was a 100 % sure that they did convert it...

Then it is quite weird, because I just received an email from a TTTT law school (fee waiver + scholarship offer) telling me that my "168 LSAT score and 3.88 GPA allow me to benefit from their fee waiver and to be eligible for merit-based scholarships" and blabla.

I wonder where that 3.88 GPA came from! lol.


I don't know. It might be something weird with Canadian grades, which can sometimes differ significantly from American grading systems. I don't have access to my Canadian friend right who would know about such things, so I can't tell you.




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