UG GPA vs. LSAC GPA

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Re: UG GPA vs. LSAC GPA

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:42 pm

Asebinop wrote:Quick question here related to the OP's.

My UG doesn't give out A+s, but numerically I would have received two of them had I gone to a different University (received final grades of 97,98 respectively). Should I expect my LSAC GPA to account for these A+s and be higher than my UG GPA, assuming all else held constant? Thanks.

LSAC won't have any idea what percentage you got in a class to earn each letter grade, and even if they did they wouldn't care. Whatever letter grade is on the transcript sent to LSAC is the letter grade LSAC views you as having received, and they will calculate your LSDAS GPA as such.

And if anyone is about to rail against the unfairness of some institutions offering A+s and some not, please don't let TLS stop you in your quest to find someone who gives a shit.

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Re: UG GPA vs. LSAC GPA

Postby Asebinop » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:47 pm

If for some reason the grade on the transcript was listed 97+/100 and an A next to it, they still wouldn't adapt it to their system?

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Re: UG GPA vs. LSAC GPA

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:49 pm

Asebinop wrote:If for some reason the grade on the transcript was listed 97+/100 and an A next to it, they still wouldn't adapt it to their system?

Nope. If it says "A" then LSAC will see "A" and will treat it like an A.

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Re: UG GPA vs. LSAC GPA

Postby Asebinop » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:50 pm

brutal. thanks for the quick response though.




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