understanding my LSAC Academic Summary Report

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Lear22
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understanding my LSAC Academic Summary Report

Postby Lear22 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:44 pm

I am trying to understand what GPA is the one that is reported to schools. There are two GPAs on the report. One that is called Degree (Summary) GPA and another: Cumulative GPA. One is different than the other (3.37 & 3.39) which one is the GPA that is used when I send my apps?
Also - do the schools even look at the specifics of the report? meaning how many 3.5+ you have vs. How many 3.0s etc?

thanks!

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Re: understanding my LSAC Academic Summary Report

Postby Cobretti » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:21 pm

cumulative is what counts. they will only notice drastic trends in grades, if you got all 3.0+ it wont raise any eyebrows.

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Re: understanding my LSAC Academic Summary Report

Postby Lear22 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:33 pm

mrizza wrote:cumulative is what counts. they will only notice drastic trends in grades, if you got all 3.0+ it wont raise any eyebrows.


I see. Thanks.
So why is higher than the other? I was under the impression that my LSAC GPA will be lower because I have one class I failed (freshman Math..) and then retook, which replaced the grade for my college GPA but I though LSAC counts that fail which will lower the GPA

Thanks!




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