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LSAC GPA Question (almost silly)

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:42 pm

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Re: LSAC GPA Question (almost silly)

Postby AffordablePrep » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:43 pm

jimmierock wrote:Hello,

I was wondering does LSAC simply count how many letter grades of each you have and average them onto their GPA scale or is it by year? e.g.,
Year 1 GPA: 3.67
Year 2 GPA : 4.2...
Year 3 GPA: 4.2...

and they average the years instead?

it's credits.

my gpa was the exact same as my college gpa because there's no a pluses.

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Re: LSAC GPA Question (almost silly)

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:46 pm

so each courses is weighted by credits only, irrelevant of the year they are in?

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Re: LSAC GPA Question (almost silly)

Postby AffordablePrep » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:47 pm

jimmierock wrote:so each courses is weighted by credits only, irrelevant of the year they are in?

yeah. lsac never does anything to make their job harder. what about all the pre-med kids who do all their hard classes fresh and soph yr then take pottery sr yr?

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Re: LSAC GPA Question (almost silly)

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:48 pm

cool thanks, the reason I asked because my friend applied for med school and they calculate the GPA per year thing. I was bit worried, because I didnt do so well first year. Thanks again for a quicky reply.

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Re: LSAC GPA Question (almost silly)

Postby BVest » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:14 pm

Actually they do break things down by year. That's not the main number they report, but they do include a "Transcript Analysis" that looks like this:

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Year                       Ttl Hrs     01-02     02-03     03-04     04-04     04-05     05-07     
Education Level                          U         U         U         U         U         G     
College                                ACME U    ACME U    ACME U    STATE U   ACME U    IVY U     
College Code                           55555     55555     55555     25522     55555     85588           
LSAT College Mean                                                    152       165           
Num. Candidates                                                      566       301           
Semester Hours                         29.0      30.0      28.0      12.0      19.0                 
GPA                                    3.91      3.38      3.68      3.89      3.11      SEE     
Cum. GPA/College                       3.91      3.65      3.65      3.89      3.55      TRANS     
Cum. GPA %ile Rank                                                   95%       72%           
GPA College Mean                                                     3.31      3.23           
Cum. Across GPA                        3.91      3.65      3.65      3.72      3.65   
3.50 & Up A Hours Earned       64.0    25.0       3.0      21.0       9.0       6.0             
2.50 - 3.49 B Hours Earned     47.0     4.0      20.0       7.0       3.0      13.0             
1.50 - 2.49 C Hours Earned      6.0     0.0       6.0       0.0       0.0       0.0               
0.50 - 1.49 D Hours Earned      0.0     0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0               
0.49 & Down F Hours Earned      0.0     0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0               
Unconverted Hours Earned       12.0    12.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0           
Total Semester Hours          130.0    41.0      30.0      28.0      12.0      19.0     



This would be for an applicant who goes to Acme U for undergrad, puts down some courses at State U in the summer between Jr and Sr year, and goes to grad school at Ivy U. (ETA and who also has twelve hours of AP credit or maybe 9 hours AP and 3 hours P/F their freshman year)

The numbers are made up, so if they don't maintain logical sense throughout, it's just fudge error.
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Re: LSAC GPA Question (almost silly)

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:16 pm

BVest wrote:Actually they do break things down by year. That's not the main number they report, but they do include a "Transcript Analysis" that looks like this:

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Year                       Ttl Hrs     01-02     02-03     03-04     04-04     04-05     05-07     
Education Level                          U         U         U         U         U         G     
College                                ACME U    ACME U    ACME U    STATE U   ACME U    IVY U     
College Code                           55555     55555     55555     25522     55555     85588           
LSAT College Mean                                                    152       165           
Num. Candidates                                                      566       301           
Semester Hours                         29.0      30.0      28.0      12.0      19.0                 
GPA                                    3.91      3.38      3.68      3.89      3.11      SEE     
Cum. GPA/College                       3.91      3.65      3.65      3.89      3.55      TRANS     
Cum. GPA %ile Rank                                                   95%       72%           
GPA College Mean                                                     3.31      3.23           
Cum. Across GPA                        3.91      3.65      3.65      3.72      3.65   
3.50 & Up A Hours Earned       17.0    25.0       3.0      21.0       9.0       6.0             
2.50 - 3.49 B Hours Earned     44.0     4.0      20.0       7.0       3.0      13.0             
1.50 - 2.49 C Hours Earned     13.0     0.0       6.0       0.0       0.0       0.0               
0.50 - 1.49 D Hours Earned      0.0     0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0               
0.49 & Down F Hours Earned      0.0     0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0               
Unconverted Hours Earned       12.0    12.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0           
Total Semester Hours          126.0    41.0      30.0      28.0      12.0      19.0     



This would be for an applicant who goes to Acme U for undergrad, puts down some courses at State U in the summer between Jr and Sr year, and goes to grad school at Ivy U.

The numbers are made up, so if they don't maintain logical sense throughout, it's just fudge error.



Awesome thanks, so I shouldnt really worry if my years dont look good, as long my overall number is strong?
(the numbers I posted is pretty close to what I have)

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Re: LSAC GPA Question (almost silly)

Postby BVest » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:19 pm

If your overall number is strong, you'll be fine. Especially if you keep up the trendline you currently have. A reviewer who likes digging into the academic report from LSAC might have some questions if you go 4.2, 3.8, 3.3, 3.1, but if you go 3.1, 3.3, 3.8, 4.2, they'll take it as a sign of a maturing student.




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