We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

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We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby Twiigg » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:31 pm

I'm sure this has been asked before, so feel free to just link another thread if you want, but how does LSAC figure out your GPA.

It just seems odd because I could have many "A+" grades, but my school doesn't use the "A+" letter grade. We have other +/-, but whether you get a 99% or a 94% in a class, it is still an "A."

I tried the search feature, but searching GPA doesn't help much! :shock:

Thanks!

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby doctorgonzo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:36 pm

If your school doesn't have A+, then LSAC doesn't give you any A+ grades.

It's unfair to schools that are sane and don't have A+ grades (I mean, come on....it's a 4.0 scale, the top score should be a 4.0!) but them's the breaks.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby emoticons777 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:57 pm

Same at my UG. We just have to suck it up . . . :(

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby silver11 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:58 pm

Yep it sucks

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby WestOfTheRest » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:27 pm

Luckily, my school doesn't credit A+ grades in my GPA, but fortunately it still gives them out. So my GPA will go up a shit load.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby kiwislug » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:28 pm

CastleRock wrote:Luckily, my school doesn't credit A+ grades in my GPA, but fortunately it still gives them out. So my GPA will go up a shit load.


lucky bastard

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:29 pm

CastleRock wrote:Luckily, my school doesn't credit A+ grades in my GPA, but fortunately it still gives them out. So my GPA will go up a shit load.

Jealous. My LSAC GPA went down .02, and I still haven't figured out why.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby Daico » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:34 pm

Yeah, that was such a frustrating thing to realize, there are a bunch of classes where I'd have gotten an A+--discounting the classes I lost points in for attendance reasons.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby Peter Griffin » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:48 pm

I'm glad we don't have A+'s because I do just enough work for a 93% (and sometimes miss the mark).

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby SpAcEmAn SpLiFF » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:32 am

wait, do most schools give A+'s? i always thought A being the highest grade was the normal grading scale...

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby Plan_B » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:53 am

CastleRock wrote:Luckily, my school doesn't credit A+ grades in my GPA, but fortunately it still gives them out. So my GPA will go up a shit load.


same here :wink:

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby steindle » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:03 am

Something should be done about the A+ policy. It's ridiculous that people arbitrarily get credit for this because their schools dole out the sort of fake grades that you get on an elementary school book report.

Along those lines, I believe that more attention should be paid to median institutional grades as well. I shouldn't be penalized for the fact that my school doesn't have rampant grade inflation. What incentive do I have to go to an undergrad where I'm actually challenged when I could just drift along to a world of "A+" grades at some fourth-rate spot?

[Sigh] I'm just bitter that I have a B+ average and a lot of debt from a "good" private school when I could have just gone to a mid-range public school and I would actually be in a significantly better position today. Ridiculous.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby Frank » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:14 am

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby legends159 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:21 am

steindle wrote:
[Sigh] I'm just bitter that I have a B+ average and a lot of debt from a "good" private school when I could have just gone to a mid-range public school and I would actually be in a significantly better position today. Ridiculous.


Sorry to hear that. I think we should tell people in HS to think more about the lesser named schools that are offering scholarship or grant money because if you are planning to go to graduate school, no one cares where you got your UG degree.

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Postby Frank » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:31 am

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby MAD1984 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:35 am

So there's not even a notation on the LSDAS report indicating that your UG didn't use A+? That's pretty ridiculous.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby CWF V » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:38 am

A+'s are bullsh!t. Given the fact that most schools do not give these grades, it seems unfair that LSAC computes them as 4.3s.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby VictoryFord » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:40 am

another reason why the lsat is weighed more heavily I presume.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby WAsRuralTransplant » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:40 pm

I, too, think that LSAC should fix the A+ discrepancy. It would be simple: Just count A+ grades as A's and judge everything on a 4.0 scale. It doesn't hurt the A+ kids, and it makes it an equal playing field for those students who had no opportunity for A+ grades.

I went to a pretty good UG and managed to be in the 97%+ range in most of my classes, but my UG doesn't offer A+ grades. Kinda sucks when my same percentages would have significantly increased my UGPA at an A+ school.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby rock85 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:31 pm

i dropped .06 after lsdas caluculation....argh

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby joetenfour » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:51 pm

Same here, WART, probably could've had a good amount of "+" boosts, and definitely could have used them!

On top of the sort of grade inflation that goes on at some of the "better" schools (nobody gets below a B sort of thing), this really skews the admissions process, and I'm surprised that LSAC doesn't even put a asterisk or handicap this in any sort of way.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby im_blue » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:04 am

MAD1984 wrote:So there's not even a notation on the LSDAS report indicating that your UG didn't use A+? That's pretty ridiculous.


The back of your official transcript should have a grading scale which will show no A+. Even if LSAC made a notation, no one cares.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby lawman335 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:28 pm

Many schools dont use A+ and this is frustuating , we need to make them consider about this issue........

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:32 pm

Sucks for you.

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Re: We don't have A+ at my school! LSAC GPA calculation?

Postby Cupidity » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:38 pm

I'm eternally greatful my UG doesn't do A+/A-, I have about 30 A's, I don't think any are above a 93.




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