Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

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Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby hindijs1 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:01 pm

So I am in my senior year of Collage. I got my Associates degree at a community collage and now im at a University here in Florida completing my Bachelors in Business. The problem is that when I got my Associates degree I had a Crappy GPA, but during the last 2 years that I have been working on my Bachelors degree I have maintained a very good GPA. Will LSAC calculate my GPA including my Associates degree GPA or hopefully just my Bachelors GPA, or both?
Thanks

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:04 pm

Both. All classes taken prior to receiving first bachelor's degree.

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby soj » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:06 pm

1. wrong forum

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community collage

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3. Both will count, sorry.

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Easy-E » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:10 pm

hindijs1 wrote:So I am in my senior year of Collage. I got my Associates degree at a community collage and now im at a University here in Florida completing my Bachelors in Business. The problem is that when I got my Associates degree I had a Crappy GPA, but during the last 2 years that I have been working on my Bachelors degree I have maintained a very good GPA. Will LSAC calculate my GPA including my Associates degree GPA or hopefully just my Bachelors GPA, or both?
Thanks


I believe they calculate any grade you received in a credited college course, even if you had taken it in high school. Its pretty annoying. I'm going to have to deal with an F being factored in for a class I did a "Grade forgiveness" program for, supposedly removing the credit for that first try and removing it from my GPA. Apparently its supposed to be mitigated by the fact they will factor in A+ grades, giving you up to a 4.33, but I'm not familiar with any college that actually RECORDS A+ grades anyways.

Short answer, yes I think it will include both. This is also probably in the wrong section.

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:11 pm

hindijs1 wrote:So I am in my senior year of Collage. I got my Associates degree at a community collage and now im at a University here in Florida completing my Bachelors in Business. The problem is that when I got my Associates degree I had a Crappy GPA, but during the last 2 years that I have been working on my Bachelors degree I have maintained a very good GPA. Will LSAC calculate my GPA including my Associates degree GPA or hopefully just my Bachelors GPA, or both?
Thanks


http://www.lsac.org/policies/transcript ... zation.asp

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Easy-E » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:23 pm

Knock wrote:
hindijs1 wrote:So I am in my senior year of Collage. I got my Associates degree at a community collage and now im at a University here in Florida completing my Bachelors in Business. The problem is that when I got my Associates degree I had a Crappy GPA, but during the last 2 years that I have been working on my Bachelors degree I have maintained a very good GPA. Will LSAC calculate my GPA including my Associates degree GPA or hopefully just my Bachelors GPA, or both?
Thanks


http://www.lsac.org/policies/transcript ... zation.asp



Wait, I might have been wrong then..

"The original grade for a repeated course when the transcript does not show both the grade and the units for the original attempt. The total number of credits assigned to these grades will appear on the applicant's academic summary, but will not be included in the GPA calculation."

I did "Grade Forgiveness" for a class, the idea being that the first attempt at the course would NOT be factored into my GPA, but my transcript would show I received an F in the class. I only received the 3 credit hours for the second attempt, so would this mean that the first class will not be part of my LSAC GPA?

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby hindijs1 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:29 pm

Will schools take into consideration my up-trend in grades from my first 2 years (2.75) to my last two years (3.65)?

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:33 pm

hindijs1 wrote:Will schools take into consideration my up-trend in grades from my first 2 years (2.75) to my last two years (3.65)?


It may be a positive in an extremely slight way, but it's not going to make a noticeable difference in your cycle.

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby hindijs1 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:47 pm

Wow that sucks.. Total game changer now.. Scoring 158-160 on my last 5 PT's. Taking June Lsat.. Is it worth going to a Law School that will accept a lsac GPA of 3.1 /158 LSAT??
University of Miami for example? (I live in S.FL)

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:49 pm

hindijs1 wrote:Wow that sucks.. Total game changer now.. Scoring 158-160 on my last 5 PT's. Taking June Lsat.. Is it worth going to a Law School that will accept a lsac GPA of 3.1 /158 LSAT??


It depends on a lot of factors, but your focus now should be getting the highest LSAT score you possibly can.

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby hindijs1 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:54 pm

Will do! Thanks for your comments Knock

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:55 pm

hindijs1 wrote:Will do! Thanks for your comments Knock


No problem at all. Good luck on the LSAT :).

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Re: Question about LSAC GPA Calculation

Postby Eichörnchen » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:32 pm

soj wrote:1. wrong forum

2.
community collage

Image

3. Both will count, sorry.

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Haha Soj you made me (and my boyfriend who also saw) lol




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