confusion with LSAC GPA and UGPA

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spitfire5790
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confusion with LSAC GPA and UGPA

Postby spitfire5790 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:42 pm

Hello, I just signed up because I'm having trouble understanding how LSAC calculates my UGPA. I think my situation is not as straight forward as the website puts it. This is my situation. I have an overall gpa of a 3.493 and a cumulative gpa of 3.516 from the institution--FAU--that I am currently going to. However, I have transferred from 2 other institutions, University of Texas Arlington and PBSU. At UTA i had a GPA of 3.2 and at PBSU i had a 4.0 GPA. I have several withdrawals due to a medical condition that required regular CAT, MRI, and PET scans and was unable to effectively attend classes at full capacity; however, I approached each semester at the time hoping that I would be able to. This is where I am getting confused, My W's are not showing up as punitive--7 of them-- but at UTA, they have "Q" and a "W" and I am unsure how to approach this in relation to calculating my LSAC GPA. the other problem is does anyone know if anyone had a similar situation to this? I'll post a link below from all the institutions so you guys can get an understanding of what I am talking about. This is really worrying me because I have worked extremely hard to raise gpa to where it is at. Thank you for your time and assistance.

UTA Grading Scale.
http://wweb.uta.edu/catalog/content/gen ... tions.aspx

FAU Grading Scale.
http://www.fau.edu/registrar/gradesys.php

PBSU grading Scale.
http://palmbeachstate.compliance-assist ... 24e84f6678

I did not withdraw from any classes from PBSU only UTA and FAU. Essentially, I started out at FAU, then moved to texas--UTA--to be closer to MD Anderson and then back to Florida--first PBSU--and then transferred back to FAU. It's a mess and I honestly don't know what to make of it.

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twenty
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Re: confusion with LSAC GPA and UGPA

Postby twenty » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:49 pm

I really do think you'll be okay. Only way to know for sure is to submit your stuff to CAS, which you should probably be doing pretty quick anyway.


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Re: confusion with LSAC GPA and UGPA

Postby yot11 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:36 pm

Okay reading through the explanation of a Q:

Students dropping a course for academic reasons will receive a “W.” Students withdrawing from the university or who received an approved non-academic exception will receive a course notation of Q on the transcript. Courses denoted with Q do not count toward the 6-course drop limit.


I can assure you with 99.9% certainty that this will not hurt you. It's essentially a special-case, non-punitive W. It will be ignored for GPA calculation purposes.

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Re: confusion with LSAC GPA and UGPA

Postby spitfire5790 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:56 pm

yot11 wrote:Okay reading through the explanation of a Q:

Students dropping a course for academic reasons will receive a “W.” Students withdrawing from the university or who received an approved non-academic exception will receive a course notation of Q on the transcript. Courses denoted with Q do not count toward the 6-course drop limit.


I can assure you with 99.9% certainty that this will not hurt you. It's essentially a special-case, non-punitive W. It will be ignored for GPA calculation purposes.


Thank you for your response. I have no "Q's" I just have all W's and was getting confused by what my W's meant if the Q was non punitive. All the W's on my transcript are simply "W", not WP or WF.

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Re: confusion with LSAC GPA and UGPA

Postby spitfire5790 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:58 pm



Thank you. It's good to see that the schools I went are all on the same page in terms of grading scale to LSAC. I was freaking out because I no longer have student access to the website and all it was showing me was "A, B, C, D, F" not the actually point values. It is much appreciated.

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Re: confusion with LSAC GPA and UGPA

Postby sinfiery » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:46 pm


i searched a good 10 minutes for that link to post here on LSACs website

thank you




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