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LSDAS GPA

Postby SjSnyDC » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:45 pm

Hey all,
is there a place on LSACs website with a conversion table for LSDAS GPAs, or someplace where my LSDAS GPA is just posted? i just graduated with a 3.45 from gw, would love to know what my LSDAS GPA is

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Postby hurley325 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:50 pm

You can try this:

http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/

As far as I can tell it seems to be accurate.

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Postby gromit » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:00 pm

It is under Account Status/Transcripts.

It is the very first item called "Academic Summary Report" (not to be confused with key or index below it).

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Postby katluva33 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:21 pm

I plugged my numbers in to hurley's link and it was only off by .01 so it seems like a good source

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Postby SjSnyDC » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:23 pm

In the calculator, what do i do about credits earned as AP in high school?

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Postby hobbla » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:39 pm

I recall a pre-law advisor saying that AP credits don't count towards your LSDAS GPA.

On a separate note, is your LSDAS GPA supposed to go over 4?

I have all A+'s and A's but it's from a state school (UIUC). That should bring it down right?

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Postby Guest » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:57 pm

On a separate note, is your LSDAS GPA supposed to go over 4?

I have all A+'s and A's but it's from a state school (UIUC). That should bring it down right?


Yes your GPS can go over a 4. :evil:

No where you went to school won't bring down your LSDAS GPA.

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby bartleby » Thu May 29, 2008 6:08 pm

Man...A- is 3.7?!?!??! It is 3.66 at my school!

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby BiglawAmbitions » Sat May 31, 2008 9:50 am

Is an LSDAS A- a 3.7? I always thought that it was calculated as a 3.66. Anyone have any further insight on this?

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby Derek » Sat May 31, 2008 10:11 am

BiglawAmbitions wrote:Is an LSDAS A- a 3.7? I always thought that it was calculated as a 3.66. Anyone have any further insight on this?


It's a 3.67. Go here for the conversion table.

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby azorbust » Sat May 31, 2008 11:52 am

i go to a university that does not do letter grades as final grades on transcripts, like we do not do A-F, we do a numerical system of 4.0-0.0 . since on the transcripts the law schools i will be applying to will not see what actual percent i got (like a 4.0 varies per class, there is no university standard. it means most likely you got a 92-100% in the class) how will university be able to adjust my GPA to their standards? does anyone else go to a university that doesn't do letter grades either?

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby danceon2 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:34 am

Is the LSDAS GPA looked at more than the UG GPA. I ask because my gpa in community college was 3.95 and my gpa at Columbia was 2.79...my LSDAS GPA is 3.33. Is 3.33 the gpa schools will look at?

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby gengar » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:00 am

danceon2 wrote:Is the LSDAS GPA looked at more than the UG GPA. I ask because my gpa in community college was 3.95 and my gpa at Columbia was 2.79...my LSDAS GPA is 3.33. Is 3.33 the gpa schools will look at?


Yes, the LSDAS GPA (3.33) is what they'll look at.

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby Derek » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:23 am

azorbust wrote:i go to a university that does not do letter grades as final grades on transcripts, like we do not do A-F, we do a numerical system of 4.0-0.0 . since on the transcripts the law schools i will be applying to will not see what actual percent i got (like a 4.0 varies per class, there is no university standard. it means most likely you got a 92-100% in the class) how will university be able to adjust my GPA to their standards? does anyone else go to a university that doesn't do letter grades either?


LSAC does all of the grade adjustment. Go to my post above, click on the link to the LSAC's conversion chart, and see which type of grading most parallels your school's. If it's none of the above, e-mail LSAC.

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby azorbust » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:07 am

Derek wrote:
azorbust wrote:i go to a university that does not do letter grades as final grades on transcripts, like we do not do A-F, we do a numerical system of 4.0-0.0 . since on the transcripts the law schools i will be applying to will not see what actual percent i got (like a 4.0 varies per class, there is no university standard. it means most likely you got a 92-100% in the class) how will university be able to adjust my GPA to their standards? does anyone else go to a university that doesn't do letter grades either?


LSAC does all of the grade adjustment. Go to my post above, click on the link to the LSAC's conversion chart, and see which type of grading most parallels your school's. If it's none of the above, e-mail LSAC.



what the heck is a AB? a 3.5 then they give you what score because it says nothing next to the bar when the LSAC gives you points next to every other score except anything in the 4.0-0.0 scale that ends in .5 . i have 18 credits listed as a 3.5, does that mean i should give 9 to A- and 9 to B+ to break it up? if i do, then i have the same overall GPA that i have for UG, but if i give all 18 credits to either B+, then it's lower, all 18 credits to A-, then it's higher...this is confusing lol

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby Derek » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:15 am

azorbust wrote:what the heck is a AB? a 3.5 then they give you what score because it says nothing next to the bar when the LSAC gives you points next to every other score except anything in the 4.0-0.0 scale that ends in .5 . i have 18 credits listed as a 3.5, does that mean i should give 9 to A- and 9 to B+ to break it up? if i do, then i have the same overall GPA that i have for UG, but if i give all 18 credits to either B+, then it's lower, all 18 credits to A-, then it's higher...this is confusing lol


The column on the left is what LSAC reports grades as. It takes whatever information on the right and converts it to fit on that column. So, if you have an AB, LSAC will give it a 3.5.

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby azorbust » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:28 am

Derek wrote:
azorbust wrote:what the heck is a AB? a 3.5 then they give you what score because it says nothing next to the bar when the LSAC gives you points next to every other score except anything in the 4.0-0.0 scale that ends in .5 . i have 18 credits listed as a 3.5, does that mean i should give 9 to A- and 9 to B+ to break it up? if i do, then i have the same overall GPA that i have for UG, but if i give all 18 credits to either B+, then it's lower, all 18 credits to A-, then it's higher...this is confusing lol


The column on the left is what LSAC reports grades as. It takes whatever information on the right and converts it to fit on that column. So, if you have an AB, LSAC will give it a 3.5.


no i think you're confused on what im saying. i am saying i have a 3.5, and ya i know that means i have a "AB", but when i tried to use this LSAC converter scale (http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/) i have to chose where to throw the credits, in either under A- or B+ since i can't do both at the same time. this is where i am confused because isn't this gpa converter link almost the same thing the LSAC is going use too? they say a B+ is a 87-89 (3.33), then AB is nothing (3.5) then A- is 90-92 (3.67) and since my university doesn't have a set grading policy (profs can chose how they want to grade their classes, once class might make a A- down to 88% or make a A- a 93%) i am confused on what the LSAC is going to do.

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby 181 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:09 am

The only problem with the LSAC GPA Calculator website is that it apparently assigns a 4.3 for an A+. The scale in LSAC's pamphlet shows an A+ as 4.33

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Re: LSDAS GPA

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby Ohioboy115 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:40 am

181 wrote:The only problem with the LSAC GPA Calculator website is that it apparently assigns a 4.3 for an A+. The scale in LSAC's pamphlet shows an A+ as 4.33



This is pretty annoying for someone who goes to a school where a grade of A+ isn't possible....

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Re: LSDAS GPA

Postby kurla88 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:52 am

azorbust wrote:i go to a university that does not do letter grades as final grades on transcripts, like we do not do A-F, we do a numerical system of 4.0-0.0 . since on the transcripts the law schools i will be applying to will not see what actual percent i got (like a 4.0 varies per class, there is no university standard. it means most likely you got a 92-100% in the class) how will university be able to adjust my GPA to their standards? does anyone else go to a university that doesn't do letter grades either?


I went to a school that graded on the 4.0 system. My LSDAS GPA was exactly what it was at school.




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