3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

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3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby Broken Floodlight » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:53 am

Hello all, longtime lurker here. I recently transferred institutions and the standard number of credits per class at the former (private research) was 4 vs 3 at the current (public). While this wouldn't affect my LSDAS average were I exclusively to attend either school, I'm curious if there will be a discrepancy in weight placed on individual classes according to their formula. As I'm obviously hoping for an upward trend in performance, I'd be concerned if my former grades weighed more heavily towards my final gpa. Thanks ahead for your feedback.

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby fats provolone » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:22 pm

... your grades will be weighted by credit hour

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby Broken Floodlight » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:15 pm

fats provolone wrote:... your grades will be weighted by credit hour


... thank you for gracing me with a response. So, first institution grades will count 1/4 more towards my gpa?

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby RZ5646 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:17 pm

Broken Floodlight wrote:
fats provolone wrote:... your grades will be weighted by credit hour


... thank you for gracing me with a response. So, first institution grades will count 1/4 more towards my gpa?


An old class will be worth 33% more than the current one.

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby Broken Floodlight » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:19 pm

Fantastic. :|

Edit: Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby twenty » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:49 pm

The "credits" at your old institution may be based on the quarter system rather than the semester system. If that's the case, then they'll be identical in worth.

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby Broken Floodlight » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:57 pm

twenty wrote:The "credits" at your old institution may be based on the quarter system rather than the semester system. If that's the case, then they'll be identical in worth.


Would you be so kind as to tell me how to identify this? I have my first school's transcript in front of me.

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby jerseymike » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:59 pm

Broken Floodlight wrote:
twenty wrote:The "credits" at your old institution may be based on the quarter system rather than the semester system. If that's the case, then they'll be identical in worth.


Would you be so kind as to tell me how to identify this? I have my first school's transcript in front of me.


Look it up. See if it says quarter system or semester system

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:59 pm

If you registered 2x a year and had ~13 weeks of class, that's semesters. If you registered 3x a year and had 10 weeks of class, that's a quarter. (Also, aren't quarter system courses usually worth 3 credits and semester system courses worth 4?)

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Re: 3 vs 4 credit class impact on LSDAS GPA

Postby Broken Floodlight » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:04 pm

Ah, it's semester. Shame, I'm facing quite a drastic drop. Thank you again for your help, everyone.




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