GPA Discrepancy

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GPA Discrepancy

Postby Excellent117 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:05 am

I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question.

I've noticed that, in certain cases, a person's LSDAS cumulative GPA is almost identical to their undergrad cumulative GPA, whereas in other cases the two GPAs are very different. What accounts for this difference?

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Re: GPA Discrepancy

Postby snehpets » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:07 am

Excellent117 wrote:I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question.

I've noticed that, in certain cases, a person's LSDAS cumulative GPA is almost identical to their undergrad cumulative GPA, whereas in other cases the two GPAs are very different. What accounts for this difference?


Community college classes or other transfer classes that don't count towards the applicant's gpa at the degree granting school but do factor into their lsac gpa (you send them transcripts from every school and they calculate it) can make it lower or higher.

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Re: GPA Discrepancy

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:13 am

Also if your UG school gives A+ letter grades but only calculates them as 4.0, you get a totally unearned bonus because LSAC counts them as 4.33, screwing over people who got 100% grades at schools where the top grade is A, not A+.

Only a little bitter. :wink:

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Re: GPA Discrepancy

Postby lovejopd » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:36 am

If someone takes the same course several times(ex) F-->C-->A) for a better grade, all course grades still count toward LSDAS GPA. In this case, GPA discrepancy happens.

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Re: GPA Discrepancy

Postby fashiongirl » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:43 pm

Do we have to address this in an addendum? I didn't, as I thought it would be obvious. My overall GPA is 3.3 because I got an F removed in a random community college class when I was an engineering major. But since LSAC counts it, my LSDAS is 3.12.

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Re: GPA Discrepancy

Postby sach1282 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:36 pm

Do not address it in an addendum. Adcomms see this issue often enough that it's nothing out of the ordinary.

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Re: GPA Discrepancy

Postby MrShneebly » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:45 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Also if your UG school gives A+ letter grades but only calculates them as 4.0, you get a totally unearned bonus because LSAC counts them as 4.33, screwing over people who got 100% grades at schools where the top grade is A, not A+.

Only a little bitter. :wink:


Seriously. What schools actually give out A+? Totally foreign to me.

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Re: GPA Discrepancy

Postby lovejopd » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:56 pm

MrShneebly wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Also if your UG school gives A+ letter grades but only calculates them as 4.0, you get a totally unearned bonus because LSAC counts them as 4.33, screwing over people who got 100% grades at schools where the top grade is A, not A+.

Only a little bitter. :wink:


Seriously. What schools actually give out A+? Totally foreign to me.

A lot including mine(fortunately) :lol:




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