LSDAS GPA and withdrawals

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LSDAS GPA and withdrawals

Postby DougieFresh » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:05 am

Is it true that withdrawals count as a 0 on the LSDAS GPA? And that if I retook a class, the original mark stands?

I withdrew from university an entire semester (it was immature, was more interested in playing music with a band than studying at the time) and thus have 15 credits of withdrawal. My university doesnt count these Ws against my GPA, but I just read that LSDAS does. If true, it will absolutely KILL my GPA which already is low to begin with (3.26).

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Re: LSDAS GPA and withdrawals

Postby 2014 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:03 am

Depends on your schools policy. Typically if your school doesn't count them as F's neither will LSAC.

Just send it in though, it is what it is and you will see then.

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Re: LSDAS GPA and withdrawals

Postby sinfiery » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:16 am

I had 4 my school didn't count towards my GPA. Neither did LSAC.

Unless you did some different method of dropping classes with dropping that all at once and leaving school for the semester, I'm pretty sure you will be alright.

Might be worth telling schools, that I do not know.

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Re: LSDAS GPA and withdrawals

Postby cahwc12 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:38 pm

I had about 20 W's and none of them counted against my GPA. If you Withdraw-Failing then it's 0.0. Withdraw-Deans approval, Withdraw-regular, Withdraw-retroactive do not count toward your GPA.

Even with my trainwreck of a transcript, I was able to calculate using the online tool my exact GPA down to the .01. Read the instructions on the LSAC GPA calculation page and fill out your transcript accordingly and you will have no surprises.

In roughly 100% of cases I've seen on TLS where someone's GPA was lower than they had at their university, it was due to incompetence or ignorance of LSAC's conversion policies:

"But my school let me retake the class non-punitively and only count the second one."

"But my school let me withdraw while failing the class and not count it against me except as a ntoe in my transcript."

"But my terrible CC GPA didn't transfer to my university. Why is LSAC counting it??"

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