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LSAC GPA

Postby spankme12094 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:20 pm

What are some common reasons for peoples GPA's dropping after LSAC recalculates them? Any anecdotes or information would be great. Or, maybe, if someone could provide the scale they use would help too.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby Nova » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:25 pm

the number 1 thing is probably retaking classes, since both the original and the retake count toward the LSAC GPA. I missed the deadline to drop Spanish II and got an F. Retook it for a B, but the F still dropped my LSAC GPA significantly

Also, people like to claim their University GPA is their GPA, when they actually have lower grades from taking high school classes that counted as college credit or community college credits

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby yeslekkkk » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:58 pm

My LSAC GPA is lower than my university GPA. Mine is lower due to transferring colleges. When you transfer colleges, they don't include your past GPA. LSAC combines it all together. Mine was lowered .08 points. Not too significant but still! Darn Freshman year at random college.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby wiz » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:51 am

I think LSAC also uses a .33 and .67 scale (so a B+ is a 3.33 and an A- is a 3.67, for example). If your school uses something different (3.3 and 3.7), your GPA might go up slightly if you have a lot of B+s, but it might go down a little if you have lots of A-s.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:53 am

Retaking classes is big. Also, a lot of people went to community college or another university and then transferred, and when LSAC factors those classes into your GPA it might drop relative to what your graduating institution had for you.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby drevo » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:10 am

wiz wrote:I think LSAC also uses a .33 and .67 scale (so a B+ is a 3.33 and an A- is a 3.67, for example). If your school uses something different (3.3 and 3.7), your GPA might go up slightly if you have a lot of B+s, but it might go down a little if you have lots of A-s.


This is interesting. Anyone have experience with this situation hurting them? My school uses the 3.3 B+ and 3.7 A- scale and I have quite a fair share of A-s but only one B+ (in a one unit class) and my LSAC GPA and university GPA are exactly the same.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby linkx13 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:13 pm

The inclusion of summer classes that didn't count towards my UG GPA dropped it for me (intensely frustrating). I took them and worked two jobs knowing I just needed to get a C or better, which I did. Well, I got a C and a B and those grades significantly lowered my GPA after LSAT was done including them.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby wealtheow » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Mine dropped .02 due to my school weighing A-minuses a bit more (and B-pluses a bit less) than LSAC does. Not a big deal, but this does piss me a off slightly, esp. since my school did NOT offer A-pluses...

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby ltrego » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:32 pm

Mine dropped .01 due to the A- thing.

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Re: LSAC GPA

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby leroyjenkins6969 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:15 pm

Studying abroad can be a big one (i.e. a whole year's worth of grades that count towards your degree GPA wont count for the LSAC GPA). I'm not sure whether this applies for all abroad programs, but definitely for some of them.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby Darmody » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:09 pm

drevo wrote:
wiz wrote:I think LSAC also uses a .33 and .67 scale (so a B+ is a 3.33 and an A- is a 3.67, for example). If your school uses something different (3.3 and 3.7), your GPA might go up slightly if you have a lot of B+s, but it might go down a little if you have lots of A-s.


This is interesting. Anyone have experience with this situation hurting them? My school uses the 3.3 B+ and 3.7 A- scale and I have quite a fair share of A-s but only one B+ (in a one unit class) and my LSAC GPA and university GPA are exactly the same.


My school also uses the 3.3 B+ and 3.7 A- scale, but when I use the LSAC GPA converter, my uni GPA is the same as LSAC. But their website does say an A- is a 3.67....odd

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby ltrego » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:28 pm

Darmody wrote:
drevo wrote:
wiz wrote:I think LSAC also uses a .33 and .67 scale (so a B+ is a 3.33 and an A- is a 3.67, for example). If your school uses something different (3.3 and 3.7), your GPA might go up slightly if you have a lot of B+s, but it might go down a little if you have lots of A-s.


This is interesting. Anyone have experience with this situation hurting them? My school uses the 3.3 B+ and 3.7 A- scale and I have quite a fair share of A-s but only one B+ (in a one unit class) and my LSAC GPA and university GPA are exactly the same.


My school also uses the 3.3 B+ and 3.7 A- scale, but when I use the LSAC GPA converter, my uni GPA is the same as LSAC. But their website does say an A- is a 3.67....odd


The converter converted mine incorrectly. You really won't know until you get your transcripts to the LSAC.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby chingwoo » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:25 pm

On the flip side, my lsac got is higher than my university gpa, by like. 3

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby drevo » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:08 pm

chingwoo wrote:On the flip side, my lsac got is higher than my university gpa, by like. 3


.3 or .03? because a .3 jump is awesome as hell

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby 20141023 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:14 pm

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby drevo » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:12 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:My LSDAS GPA also increased by about 0.3 (not 0.03) because many universities that use the +/- system will give A+'s, but they still only count them as 4.0's. LSAC, on the other hand, counts these as 4.33's, which can be really helpful.


Ah that makes sense. Interesting that your school distinguishes A+ grades but doesn't make them worth more than an A.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby agglomeration » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:31 pm

This is annoying and hurts me. Dropped me from a 3.80 to like a 3.69 because my school only goes up to A and there are no A+. I wonder if schools look at both your university GPA and the LSAC gpa when making decisions and how much the difference matters.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby Nova » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:39 pm

agglomeration wrote: how much the difference matters.

practically irrelevant

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby HLS2018 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:33 pm

My school only gives out A B C D F. I've received mostly A-'s in my 3.9 GPA, so I thank my institution for its lazy grading scale. :)

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby chingwoo » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:52 am

drevo wrote:
chingwoo wrote:On the flip side, my lsac got is higher than my university gpa, by like. 3


.3 or .03? because a .3 jump is awesome as hell



Haha I have a negative grade trend since I was a good student in high school and I took CC courses then.

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby Gamecock15 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:15 pm

Mine is lower on LSAC. My school only gives out +'s and not minuses and they count a + as a .5. I received two B+'s in my college career, thus they were worth 3.5 at my university each, but only 3.3 with LSAC.

Overall, it made very little difference. I have a 3.90 on LSAC and a 3.908 undergrad GPA (3.903 at my university).

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby Veni_Vidi_Vici » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:22 pm

What if I have a 4.0 at my school, but my school doesn't give A+s?

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Re: LSAC GPA

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:23 pm

Veni_Vidi_Vici wrote:What if I have a 4.0 at my school, but my school doesn't give A+s?

then you have a 4.0...

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Re: LSAC GPA

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