LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

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DGLitcH
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LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby DGLitcH » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:22 pm

I'm a little confused.

From here:
http://www.lsac.org/AboutLSAC/faqs-and- ... sion-table

A GPA of 3.67 requires either A- or 90-92%.

But according to my school, which is posted below, 3.7 requires either A- or 80-84%.

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So if I got 83% in a course which is given as A- in my school. What will the LSDAS mark be? 3.0 or 3.67?

Thanks

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby capitalacq » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:16 pm

DGLitcH wrote:I'm a little confused.

From here:
http://www.lsac.org/AboutLSAC/faqs-and- ... sion-table

A GPA of 3.67 requires either A- or 90-92%.

But according to my school, which is posted below, 3.7 requires either A- or 80-84%.

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So if I got 83% in a course which is given as A- in my school. What will the LSDAS mark be? 3.0 or 3.67?

Thanks


What shows on your transcript? I'm pretty sure it's based on that... so if it shows an 83, you'd get a 3.0. If it shows an A-, you'd get a 3.67

Your school's grading curve is pathetic lol... inflation @ the max if transcript shows letter grades

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby doinmybest » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:20 pm

Wow I've never seen a curve like that... I agree with the above poster, if your school shows letters on the transcript an A- with be 3.67, if your school shows %s... well then your LSDAS GPA will surprise you unless you got all A+s

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby 34african34 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:22 pm

:shock: holy crap what school do you attend??

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby DGLitcH » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:23 pm

My transcript shows something like this:

Course Code XYZ123
Title Course Name
Weight 1.0
Mark 83
Grade A-
Class Avg B-

Is it the grade that is being considered or the mark?

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby capitalacq » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:37 pm

DGLitcH wrote:My transcript shows something like this:

Course Code XYZ123
Title Course Name
Weight 1.0
Mark 83
Grade A-
Class Avg B-

Is it the grade that is being considered or the mark?


I honestly don't know-- IMO, your best bet would be to talk to a pre-law advisor or someone who has already had their GPA calculated at your school

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby Portal » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:08 pm

I am fairly sure that if shows all that information, LSDAS will use the letter grade. In this case, A-.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby DGLitcH » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:47 am

I tried sending an email but the LSAC.org site seem to have something wrong with its script. So I cannot send it out. And I cannot call either because they hours are the same as my work.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby srb » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:04 am

I mean, there's nothing that can be done about it either way, right? Send your transcript to them and you'll find out when you get your LSDAS GPA.

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Re: LSDAS GPA Conversion Confusion

Postby DGLitcH » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:38 am

Just an update, I was able to call at work today and the rep told me that for my school, since it was both given (Letter Grade and Percentage Grade), they will use the letter grade. Although he had some hesitation when answering, so I might call again in a few days and see if another rep gives me the same answer.




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