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Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: klmnumbers on October 08, 2008, 04:58:57 AM

Title: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: klmnumbers on October 08, 2008, 04:58:57 AM
Being bored this morning, I sat with the LSDAS guide as to how they compute GPAs and tried to figure mine on my own, noticing it decreased very, very slightly (which was much better than I expected given some of the horror stories I've heard).

So, I'm curious. How much did the LSDAS computation actually affect your GPA? Did anyone's GPA go up?

In regards to my school, they valued a __- grade to be higher than LSDAS, but a __+ grade was valued lower, so I practically evened out.


eta - I'm asking out of pure curiosity. =) for the record, mine decreased by .013
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: non parata est on October 08, 2008, 05:40:51 AM
Mine was spot-on.
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: violaboy on October 08, 2008, 09:00:16 AM
Dropped by .01
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: j23 on October 08, 2008, 09:05:54 AM
Increased by .02. I was pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: t14troll on October 08, 2008, 09:48:41 AM
Mine dropped .22 :(
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: non parata est on October 08, 2008, 09:50:10 AM
Mine dropped .22 :(

Ouch.
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: meggo on October 08, 2008, 11:42:51 AM
Due to poor first year and a half grades at another school, the difference between my UGPA and LSAC gpa is a .47 or .49 difference (can't remember exactly)
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: xingfingers on October 08, 2008, 12:24:31 PM
Should I use the LSAC GPA on my resume or should I use the GPA that is on my undergrad transcript? (mine went up just a bit!)
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: non parata est on October 08, 2008, 01:05:12 PM
The way I have mine is --

Cumulative UGPA:
Major GPA:
Most Recent Semester GPA:
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: meggo on October 08, 2008, 11:03:25 PM
how do you guys figure out your major gpa's? Does your school provide it for you? Or do you calculate it based on the classes required for your major/honors degree?
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: Baka_Gaijin on October 09, 2008, 12:59:12 AM
how do you guys figure out your major gpa's? Does your school provide it for you? Or do you calculate it based on the classes required for your major/honors degree?

Probably just calculate it on the classes required for OR falling within your major's department code FIN, HIS, POL etc.


The my LSAC GPA was the same as the Uni one I had.
Title: Re: How much did your GPA change?
Post by: Remarq on October 09, 2008, 06:21:26 AM
mine went up .06
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Post by: shonnie on October 09, 2008, 08:09:33 AM
Mine dropped .2 because one of my courses got weighted more. I had two degrees while in NYU undergrad- AA and BA and they somehow made the computation, to my horror, to drop 0.2. I just took the LSAT this month. My UGPA: 3.5 (on LSAC, my major: 3.83).