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LSAC Gpa calculation question

Postby iiibbystar » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:55 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but how does LSAC calculate the units of each class for your overall GPA? What I mean is, is an A in a 2 unit class worth the same as an A in a 5 unit course? Am I making any sense with my question?

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Re: LSAC Gpa calculation question

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:13 pm

Yes, you make sense. They are different. Your GPA is total point-hours / total hours. An A in a 2-unit class gives you 4*2=8 point-hours, whereas an A in a 5-unit course gives you 4*5=20 point-hours.

For example, let's say you took one of those two classes, and got a B in a normal three-hour course.

GPA 1 = (4*2 + 3*3)/(2+3) = 17/5 = 3.4

GPA 2 = (4*5 + 3*3)/(5+3) = 29/8 = 3.625

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Re: LSAC Gpa calculation question

Postby iiibbystar » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:25 pm

thsmthcrmnl wrote:Yes, you make sense. They are different. Your GPA is total point-hours / total hours. An A in a 2-unit class gives you 4*2=8 point-hours, whereas an A in a 5-unit course gives you 4*5=20 point-hours.

For example, let's say you took one of those two classes, and got a B in a normal three-hour course.

GPA 1 = (4*2 + 3*3)/(2+3) = 17/5 = 3.4

GPA 2 = (4*5 + 3*3)/(5+3) = 29/8 = 3.625


OOOH, I see!! Thank you for taking the time to explain that to me :).




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