Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

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Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby pcwcecac » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:17 am

Sorry, this must exist somewhere already.

But which GPA does LSAC look at?

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smokeylarue
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Re: Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby smokeylarue » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:42 am

Your cumulative GPA and they recalculate it taking pluses and minuses into consideration, so it will be slightly different than the GPA your school gives you.

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Re: Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby pcwcecac » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:00 am

Sorry I should clarify

On the LSAC summary report, which GPA do they look at?

I'm guessing the Cum. GPA, as the poster above suggested?

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Re: Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby citykitty » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:05 am

The Cum. LSDAS GPA is what schools report to USNWR and impacts rankings. So this is the one they care most about. This is not to say that your degree GPA or degree granting institution GPA or a strong upward trend or anything like that will be completely discounted. It's a soft that varies in importance, but if well explained could allow you to outperform your Cum. LSDAS GPA.

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Re: Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:07 am

^ Is that true? I wonder how that affects people with no cumulative, I only have a degree GPA.

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Re: Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby citykitty » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:10 am

Mr. Somebody wrote:^ Is that true? I wonder how that affects people with no cumulative, I only have a degree GPA.



I don't know. I have more than one school on my report, so the cumulative takes them all into account. If you only have one UG institution then the cumulative GPA and the degree GPA would be the same. My cumulative is right at a 3.0, whereas my degree is >4.0.

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Re: Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:12 am

Mr. Somebody wrote:^ Is that true? I wonder how that affects people with no cumulative, I only have a degree GPA.

Sounds like there's something wrong with your LSAC academic summary report. You should definitely have one.

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Re: Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:13 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:^ Is that true? I wonder how that affects people with no cumulative, I only have a degree GPA.

Sounds like there's something wrong with your LSAC academic summary report. You should definitely have one.


I'm semi-international, I asked LSAC about it already months ago and they said I don't have a cumulative GPA and schools will look at the degree GPA

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Re: Degree GPA vs Cum GPA

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:14 am

Mr. Somebody wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:^ Is that true? I wonder how that affects people with no cumulative, I only have a degree GPA.

Sounds like there's something wrong with your LSAC academic summary report. You should definitely have one.


I'm semi-international, I asked LSAC about it already months ago and they said I don't have a cumulative GPA and schools will look at the degree GPA

Oh, international is totally different.




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