LSAC GPA or School GPA

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LSAC GPA or School GPA

Postby mattf » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:02 pm

Last semester I didn't do so well in my classes. I didn't fail any of them but I got a poor GPA. Now my school allows me to re-take up to 15 credits of classes with the most recent grade only counting towards the GPA, however both grades would be listed on my transcript. With that in mind wouldn't it make more sense for me to take easy classes to boost my GPA as opposed to repeating Analytical Chemistry/Lab so that I could easily get an A in the newly taken classes (easy ones), instead of retaking the hard ones (Analytical Chemistry/Lab) and maybe getting a B? Even though retaking the class would improve my school GPA it would be to my benefit if I got A's in the next classes I took in terms of LSAC grades correct?

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Re: LSAC GPA or School GPA

Postby mattf » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:16 pm

Well seeing as I very much plan on going to law school, and GPA is one of the more important factors would you recommend I take the easier classes? Or would law schools care to a certain extent that I retook those classes and proved that I could do well in them?

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Re: LSAC GPA or School GPA

Postby jepper » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:19 pm

Take the classes that will increase your GPA the most. Period.

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Re: LSAC GPA or School GPA

Postby jepper » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:24 pm

Wahrheit wrote:
jepper wrote:Take the classes that will increase your GPA the most. Period.

It's also worth noting that retakes will increase BOTH your school GPA and LSAC GPA, whereas other easy classes will not increase your school GPA as much.


But since schools don't care, what is the point?

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Re: LSAC GPA or School GPA

Postby mattf » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:29 pm

Wahrheit wrote:
jepper wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:
jepper wrote:Take the classes that will increase your GPA the most. Period.

It's also worth noting that retakes will increase BOTH your school GPA and LSAC GPA, whereas other easy classes will not increase your school GPA as much.


But since schools don't care, what is the point?

Depends on whether OP is going for honors etc and how the law schools view school GPA vs LSAC GPA. If you can score As on the retakes that would be my call.


But since the LSAC GPA is more pertinent to me and what I plan on doing it would be in my best interest to make that as high as possible correct? So while retaking the class would improve my school GPA higher than not retaking the class. If I were to take an easier class and get an A in it as opposed to a B in the retaken class my LSAC GPA would be higher (which I should care more about right?)

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Re: LSAC GPA or School GPA

Postby memo3434 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:17 pm

Hi I have a question about lsdas gpa conversition to ugpa. I graduated llb program in my country ı want to jd at top14 law school .fırst year İ took civil law but my grade was (FF) ,family law (FF),criminal law(FF) then ı entered University exam again and ı changed my law school . My school accepted all my fırst year and second year courses without civil law, family law,criminal law and in my transcript fırst year and second year courses writing (E) mean Exempt. but civil law,family law,criminal law courses grades were (FF) , I took these three courses again and my civil law grade(AA),family law grade (AA) , criminal law grade(AA), ı graduated from istanbul university. in istanbul university transcript these three courses grades were(AA) but In my previous university transcripts these three courses grade wriring(FF).If lsac accept my two transcripts of the three courses will be counted again.what can i do for this problem? or is this problem for my lsdas gpa calculation?Thnx a lot for your helping

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Re: LSAC GPA or School GPA

Postby memo3434 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:25 pm

Wahrheit wrote:
memo3434 wrote:Hi I have a question about lsdas gpa conversition to ugpa. I graduated llb program in my country ı want to jd at top14 law school .fırst year İ took civil law but my grade was (FF) ,family law (FF),criminal law(FF) then ı entered University exam again and ı changed my law school . My school accepted all my fırst year and second year courses without civil law, family law,criminal law and in my transcript fırst year and second year courses writing (E) mean Exempt. but civil law,family law,criminal law courses grades were (FF) , I took these three courses again and my civil law grade(AA),family law grade (AA) , criminal law grade(AA), ı graduated from istanbul university. in istanbul university transcript these three courses grades were(AA) but In my previous university transcripts these three courses grade wriring(FF).If lsac accept my two transcripts of the three courses will be counted again.what can i do for this problem? or is this problem for my lsdas gpa calculation?Thnx a lot for your helping


All courses taken ever are calculated, no exceptions. gl;hf[/quo
İf ı send explaination essay it will be affect my situation ? this is disadvantage for me my university grade system is 4.0 scale when ugpa conversiton to lsdas gpa change a lot?

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Re: LSAC GPA or School GPA

Postby jepper » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:29 pm

I don't think international GPAs count. I think they just get rated somehow like superior, average, etc..




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