How does LSAC calculate numerical grades?

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oxygenate
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How does LSAC calculate numerical grades?

Postby oxygenate » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:58 am

In one semester abroad, I didn't get any grades above 89. It turned out that at that school, 90 is like an "A+" and there's no grade inflation. How does LSAC calculate numerical grades like this? No A, B, C, D was given out.

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Re: How does LSAC calculate numerical grades?

Postby cinephile » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:59 am

Did your home institution factor these grades into your GPA?

If not, foreign grades don't count as long you studied abroad for 1 academic year or less.

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Re: How does LSAC calculate numerical grades?

Postby oxygenate » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:41 am

No. My home school only recognized "pass/fail." But I got credits for these courses from abroad.

Do foreign grades count toward GPA only if A, B, C were given?

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Re: How does LSAC calculate numerical grades?

Postby cinephile » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:18 pm

Nope, foreign grades don't count at all unless they were your undergrad counted them as part of your GPA or you studied there for more than a year. Which sucks because you must have done very well at a British (?) uni.




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