3.89 (uGPA) vs. ~3.94 (LSAC GPA)

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hiltopp01
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3.89 (uGPA) vs. ~3.94 (LSAC GPA)

Postby hiltopp01 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:25 am

My undergrad institution (t20 private) issues A+s but doesn't figure them into our GPA as 4.33. (In other words, an A+= A in terms of GPA) However, under LSACs GPA system, my 20 or so units of A+ are figured in and my GPA is significantly higher.

Which GPA is more important? And do I have the choice of reporting the higher LSAC GPA on my applications? Which GPA do the law schools get?

After all, I wouldn't want there to be any unnecessary discrepancies. :wink:

TYIA
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Re: 3.89 (uGPA) vs. ~3.94 (LSAC GPA)

Postby BerkeleyBear » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:29 am

Law schools use the LSAC GPA for admission. This means your LSAC GPA is more important.

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Re: 3.89 (uGPA) vs. ~3.94 (LSAC GPA)

Postby hiltopp01 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:32 am

Thank you for your answer.

I understand that LSAC is responsible for the the whole transcript conversion process and sends my GPA to the law schools I apply to. Does this mean that the law schools won't even come across my lower undergrad GPA? Not trying to be disingenuous; just curious.

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Re: 3.89 (uGPA) vs. ~3.94 (LSAC GPA)

Postby BerkeleyBear » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:37 am

No problem. Resume will likely list your college GPA. They will see it. It shouldn't impact you one way or another.

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Re: 3.89 (uGPA) vs. ~3.94 (LSAC GPA)

Postby RodneyRuxin » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:37 am

Schools only care about LSAC GPA because that's what they report to USNWR




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