rinkrat19 wrote:That explains it, then. There are various ways LSAC will calculate a GPA differently than a school will, and the 2.0 at the first school makes it mathematically possible to end up at 2.5.
Anyway, OP, others have given you pretty solid advice. You seem to understand that school choice has a lot to do with employability, not just higher pay and prestige. Bust your ass studying for the LSAT, possibly retaking it if you need to, and when you have the absolute highest score you think you can achieve, take another look at whether the schools it could get you into are worth the risk and cost.
Plugging your grades into the calculator at lawschoolpredictor.com, I get a 1.97 LSAC GPA for the first school, and a 2.58 overall. Anyone else feeling bored and want to check it?
Now see, the first time I did it, I ended up with a 2.58 overall (which, I think, is what I posted in my op).
This time, I came up with a 2.6. I'm not even going to bother to try a third time. LOL. I'll take your word for it at the 2.58.
Did you account for the difference in credits (4 at the first school and 3 at the second)? Or does that matter??