Online courses for GPA inflation

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Nova
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Re: Online courses for GPA inflation

Postby Nova » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:00 pm

rriles wrote:is it just me or does the entire CC A+ thing seem SUPER disingenuous? also if it were that seamless wouldn't more people be doing it?


Its not just you, but yall need to get over it. Life/LS admissions/LS/getting money is a game... learn the rules, and do everything you can to reach your objective while staying within them.

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Re: Online courses for GPA inflation

Postby jsgrunwald » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:37 pm

UCLA gives A+'s. Had a friend take an online class and got an A+ in a class. https://www.uclaextension.edu/str/Grading.aspx (look at the fine print)

Even if UCLA doesn't credit you the 4.33 (http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/uni ... -ucla.html), LSAC might.

Look at the blue box here... --LinkRemoved--

For all students, the grades A, B, C, and D may be modified by a plus (+) or minus (-) suffix, to raise or lower the student’s grade point average. The one exception is the A+ grade, which will not raise a student’s grade point average because it carries the same number of grade points as the A grade.


So, UCLA won't count the A+ in its GPA..but maybe LSDAS?

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Re: Online courses for GPA inflation

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:03 pm

CapitalSigma wrote:Apparently, the 4.33 dealio is much more common in Canadian schools. Would the LSAC take into account grades at Canadian CCs that are on a 4.33 scale?

EDIT:
From the "Guide to the LSAC" thread:
Transcripts You Need to Send
You must arrange to have a transcript sent from any undergraduate institution you attended in the United States, its Territories, and Canada.


It looks like that's a yes, then. I also see that the LSAC "Policies Related to Transcript Summarization" page (http://www.lsac.org/policies/transcript ... zation.asp) talks about US/Canadian transcripts.... Hm....

EDIT EDIT:
http://www.kwantlen.ca

Offers A+ for any grade above an 89. Credits at $500 CAD = $488 each. Full online classes available. Also awards (as far as I can tell) credits for placement tests. I think this might be just the ticket.


Canadian grades do not translate evenly to american grades.

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Re: Online courses for GPA inflation

Postby CapitalSigma » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:10 am

jsgrunwald wrote:So, UCLA won't count the A+ in its GPA..but maybe LSDAS?


As far as I can tell from reading their website, LSAC takes all of the GPAs exactly as they are written on your transcript and averages them out, weighted according to credit hours. So I imagine the UCLA A+ wouldn't count.

Canadian grades do not translate evenly to american grades.


Is there anything on the LSAC website that suggests that? As far as I can tell, American and Canadian grades are treated equally.

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Re: Online courses for GPA inflation

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:06 am

CapitalSigma wrote:Is there anything on the LSAC website that suggests that? As far as I can tell, American and Canadian grades are treated equally.


If the school lists a percentage alongside the letter grade, it will be converted to LSAC's scale, where an A- is 90-93 etc.
U of T for example uses the different canadian grading system for the letters, but lists the percentage. So an 83 might be an A- on your transcript at UofT but LSAC counts it as a B-

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Re: Online courses for GPA inflation

Postby Tom Joad » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:29 am

twentypercentmore wrote:Go look at CC websites. I found one in Nebraska that gives A+s, although I don't know which one it was now. :\

edit> It also offered online stuff.

I wonder if you are thinking of y undergrad 8)
I guess OP could PM me if me if he was really interested. Not a CC, but still probably cheaper than some CCs.

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Re: Online courses for GPA inflation

Postby 727813 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:21 pm

jsgrunwald wrote:UCLA gives A+'s. Had a friend take an online class and got an A+ in a class. https://www.uclaextension.edu/str/Grading.aspx (look at the fine print


I went to that website just for S&Gs and it didn't mention anything about an A+.............?




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