InGoodFaith wrote:sunynp wrote:USCtrojan wrote:I have heard through the grapevine from a harvard law alumnus how they do the index score.

10 X Last 2 digits of LSAT + 2X GPA (Three digits, no decimal point) X Number between 0-1 based on strength of undergrad. You have to make a total of 1500 to jump right in. I don't think it is hard floor, but I am not sure

Example

10X 75 (175 LSAT) + 2X 350 (3.50 GPA) X 1 (Harvard) = 1450; below the 1500 threshold.

Heard from a reputable source, but no way to confirm truth to it.

This can't be right. Multiplying by zero means the total is zero. So does this mean they don't accept anyone from a non-ivy school because they can never make the threshold? Multiplying by one makes no difference to the number.

I think this is something someone made up - the last step makes no sense. Also, as noted above the formula makes no accounting for URM status.

Order of operations... you only multiply the GPA by the 0-1 factor. LSAT is stand alone.

Doesn't make a difference. Harvard's medians are 173/3.86, which adds up to 1502 under the formula only if the undergraduate institution is rated at a 1. There's no chance this is the method used for their index score, unless the threshold for consideration is much lower than 1500. Auto-admits are the only ones who clear that.