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

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

Postby njskatchmo » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:01 pm

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

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:08 pm

My school gives out A+ if you get 90% or above.

Sounds like heaven? Good luck hitting even 80% at my undergrad institution. We got the worst GPA deflation system in all of North America.

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

Postby im_blue » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:26 pm

sch6les wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:My school gives out A+ if you get 90% or above.

Sounds like heaven? Good luck hitting even 80% at my undergrad institution. We got the worst GPA deflation system in all of North America.


HAHAHA...hey there. I somehow guessed you were referring to UofT even before I checked your profile. Terrible, ain't it. ;)


Where are all the 4.1+ Canadian applicants attending, then?

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

Postby njskatchmo » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:10 am

I always thought my school with A being the top grade was the exception.

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

Postby Woozy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:43 pm

ITT: We need a waaambulance.

Suck it up guys and gals.

And there is a grade distribution for your UG that is sent on your LSDAS report, so the adcoms can tell whether your institution hands out A+ grades like candy or has deflated grades. Guess what? Thanks to the magic of USNWR, they don't really care.

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

Postby Cory045 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:17 pm

There is no A+ at my school but there are A-. Some professors don't use +/- and do straight abc. I have a 3.877 ugpa and my lsac is 3.87, although i'm not sure if the calculator just rounded to the nearest hundreth or it was just even.

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

Postby Canarsie » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:34 pm

My school doesn't give A+ either. I'm pretty sure this is the overall norm so I wouldn't stress too much. It sucks that some people benefit more than others but such is life.

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

Postby im_blue » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:48 am

Cory045 wrote:There is no A+ at my school but there are A-. Some professors don't use +/- and do straight abc. I have a 3.877 ugpa and my lsac is 3.87, although i'm not sure if the calculator just rounded to the nearest hundreth or it was just even.

Did you really bump a 4-month-old thread? Anyway, LSAC rounds to the nearest hundredth, so maybe it was a "3.67/3.33 vs 3.7/3.3" or quarter-to-semester rounding issue.

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

Postby shoop » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:43 am

It will be super-obvious to law schools that your UG didn't have A+. Your transcript analysis will also show how your grades stacked up against other LSAC registrants who attended your UG school around the same time. Calm down, they don't expect you to earn a GPA that isn't even POSSIBLE at your school.

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

Postby Saltqjibo » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:26 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:My school gives out A+ if you get 90% or above.

Sounds like heaven? Good luck hitting even 80% at my undergrad institution. We got the worst GPA deflation system in all of North America.


Haha, I spotted a fellow U of Ter from this comment alone as well. Want to hear something that will really ruin your day? Apparently over the next 3 years or so they are going to begin inflating grades because they are finding their graduates are not competitive in professional/ graduate school admissions, especially in the states. Yup, just as we leave. In the future we won't even get the benefit of having pulled off a "good" GPA at a notoriously hard school, as mean GPA will soon be the same as elsewhere.

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

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:34 pm

Saltqjibo wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:My school gives out A+ if you get 90% or above.

Sounds like heaven? Good luck hitting even 80% at my undergrad institution. We got the worst GPA deflation system in all of North America.


Haha, I spotted a fellow U of Ter from this comment alone as well. Want to hear something that will really ruin your day? Apparently over the next 3 years or so they are going to begin inflating grades because they are finding their graduates are not competitive in professional/ graduate school admissions, especially in the states. Yup, just as we leave. In the future we won't even get the benefit of having pulled off a "good" GPA at a notoriously hard school, as mean GPA will soon be the same as elsewhere.


Wait are you serious? I need a link to this claim.

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

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:01 pm

I'm lucky. My school does A+/A- grades and considering I have 5 of them (and possibly one more this quarter, considering I got 106/100 on my final exam) I'm expecting a significant boost. According to the calculators online with the A+'s added in I have a 3.89.




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