Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

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Darth Topher
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Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Darth Topher » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:37 am

I have no "withdraw" classes and no "incompletes" on my transcript. Also, I have no Pass/Fail classes.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby WIdan » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:55 am

I don't know if you should fear it, but I got dinged .02. Unfortunately, that .02 dropped me from 3.61 to 3.59.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby LjakW » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:23 am

So the only way that your GPA might be changed is if their numbers differ from your school's.
This is their GPA letter equivalents,
A+ 4.33
A 4.0
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.0

I actually got a bump from LSAC, because my school treats A+s as 4.0.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Darth Topher » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:49 am

I am scared

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby rosieposie » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:58 am

Darth Topher wrote:I am scared


lsac likes that

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby ds22 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:28 am

just scared? I'm petrified.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby alethea » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:20 pm

Figure it out yourself. Then stop worrying.

http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby mikeyp » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:38 pm

-.09, 3.64 to 3.55

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Darth Topher » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:33 pm

mikeyp wrote:-.09, 3.64 to 3.55


good god! :shock:

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby kritiosboy » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:46 pm

rosieposie wrote:
Darth Topher wrote:I am scared


lsac likes that


The image that comes to mind when I think of LSAC is that council from metalapolcyalpe or however you spell it

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Darth Topher » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:38 pm

alethea wrote:Figure it out yourself. Then stop worrying.

http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/


Is this for real?

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby hopeforthebest » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:54 pm

I had a 3.85 GPA with no withdrawals, incompletes, etc., and mine went down to a 3.72 because of dual enrollment classes I took while in high school (why on EARTH did I feel the need to take the tough science classes when I knew I didn't want to be a doctor?) and the fact that my undergrad's grading scale is inflated (no minus grades). Thankfully, it's still pretty high, and I actually expected them to compute it at a 3.67, so I was pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby IAFarmGirl » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:01 pm

I had a 3.5x. LSAC gave me a 3.4x because I'd retaken a course and my UG doesn't suppress retaken class grades on transcripts, though they don't use them in their GPA calculations.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby mikeyp » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:56 pm

Darth Topher wrote:
mikeyp wrote:-.09, 3.64 to 3.55


good god! :shock:


yeah, not cool! shouldn't have taken those stupid "college" classes in high school....

i actually ran into a teacher i had from hs, had a conversation with him about why i was very unhappy with the way they encouraged people to take those classes in high school instead of AP classes. i'm not going in to my old high school to talk to classes about this situation, because it sure effed me up.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Darth Topher » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:13 am

mikeyp wrote:
Darth Topher wrote:
mikeyp wrote:-.09, 3.64 to 3.55


good god! :shock:


yeah, not cool! shouldn't have taken those stupid "college" classes in high school....

i actually ran into a teacher i had from hs, had a conversation with him about why i was very unhappy with the way they encouraged people to take those classes in high school instead of AP classes. i'm not going in to my old high school to talk to classes about this situation, because it sure effed me up.


Damn "AP" classes!

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Tex_Mex13 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:12 am

I feel bad for y'all, mine went up .1

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby bhut13 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:26 am

mine went up .05, ty lsac

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Unbiasedfanboy » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:31 am

Mine went up .04 because of pluses. Very very pleasant surprise. I was really confused when I first saw my GPA b/c I didn't know that LSAC changed it.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Rainmaker11 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:33 pm

Mine went up .1 as well.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby snotrocket » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:56 pm

So the only way that your GPA might be changed is if their numbers differ from your school's. I actually got a bump from LSAC, because my school treats A+s as 4.0.

Yep. And the opposite will happen, for instance, where the school treats an A- as 3.7, because LSAC always counts them as 3.67.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:34 pm

snotrocket wrote:
So the only way that your GPA might be changed is if their numbers differ from your school's. I actually got a bump from LSAC, because my school treats A+s as 4.0.

Yep. And the opposite will happen, for instance, where the school treats an A- as 3.7, because LSAC always counts them as 3.67.

Mine went down .02, I think because my school counts GPAs to the thousandth, and LSAC only counts them to the hundredth.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby TKO99 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:52 am

snotrocket wrote:
So the only way that your GPA might be changed is if their numbers differ from your school's. I actually got a bump from LSAC, because my school treats A+s as 4.0.

Yep. And the opposite will happen, for instance, where the school treats an A- as 3.7, because LSAC always counts them as 3.67.


Aww what??? So what's a B+? 3.27?

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby ruleser » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:55 am

Mine dropped about 1.5, from 3.38 to 3.23 - yes, bit of an ouch.

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby yadayadayada » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:12 am

mine was dinged .06. boo.

and what kind of schools give out A+? sounds like bloody high school stuff to me.

also interesting info from lsac transcript: no one from my school got a 4.0 (and applied to law school).

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Re: Should I fear LSAC "dinging" my GPA

Postby whyamidoingthis » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:33 am

yadayadayada wrote:mine was dinged .06. boo.

and what kind of schools give out A+? sounds like bloody high school stuff to me.

also interesting info from lsac transcript: no one from my school got a 4.0 (and applied to law school).


I hadn't even noticed that, there are none at mine either! An interesting point, I wonder if that makes any difference at all...




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