## How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

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brian71

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### How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

I took Micro economics my first semester and received a D in it, then I transferred to another school and received an A, after retaking it. Will the LSAC average the grades, or just use both because the grades are from different schools.

Thanks.

KevinP

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### Re: How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

LSAC will use both grades--whether they were from the same or from different institutions is actually irrelevant. For example, if you've retaken any courses, LSAC will use both grades even though your university may use only the highest (assuming the older grade appears on the transcript, of course)
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brian71

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### Re: How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

even if the course name is different. For example Econ 1-101 and Econ 1-102. Something along those lines.

KevinP

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### Re: How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

brian71 wrote:even if the course name is different. For example Econ 1-101 and Econ 1-102. Something along those lines.

I might need to look into it, but I don't think LSAC ever averages grades. I think LSAC always takes both if the grades show up on the transcript.

brian71

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### Re: How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

I'm reading it on the site. I'm just a little confused about the process.

I don't know if the lSAC does it this way:

A=4.0 + D=1.0= 5.0/2=2.5 and 3 credits

or option 2

A=4.0 + D=1.0= 5.0/2=2.5 and 6 credits

The reason i'm wondering this is if the LSAC averages the two grades it would significantly help me

KevinP

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### Re: How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

brian71 wrote:I'm reading it on the site. I'm just a little confused about the process.

I don't know if the lSAC does it this way:

A=4.0 + D=1.0= 5.0/2=2.5 and 3 credits

or option 2

A=4.0 + D=1.0= 5.0/2=2.5 and 6 credits

The reason i'm wondering this is if the LSAC averages the two grades it would significantly help me

Gotcha. Unfortunately, they calculate using the latter method (6 credits). That is, if both of your classes were 3 credits each, LSAC will calculate that as 3 credits of 4.0 and 3 credits of 1.0, which is equivalent to 6 credits of 2.5. You can always give them a call to verify.

brian71

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### Re: How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

Thank you!

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### Re: How does the LSAC average grades from other schools?

KevinP wrote:
brian71 wrote:I'm reading it on the site. I'm just a little confused about the process.

I don't know if the lSAC does it this way:

A=4.0 + D=1.0= 5.0/2=2.5 and 3 credits

or option 2

A=4.0 + D=1.0= 5.0/2=2.5 and 6 credits

The reason i'm wondering this is if the LSAC averages the two grades it would significantly help me

Gotcha. Unfortunately, they calculate using the latter method (6 credits). That is, if both of your classes were 3 credits each, LSAC will calculate that as 3 credits of 4.0 and 3 credits of 1.0, which is equivalent to 6 credits of 2.5. You can always give them a call to verify.

This is 100% correct.