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Exactly. If you failed some classes or had D's from your last school that didn't transfer over, those classes will be averaged into your total GPA, no matter how long ago you took them and even if you retook them later, and even if your school had some kind of forgiveness policy. LSAC averages it all in together, and you have to give LSAC transcripts from every college you ever attended even if you took college courses while in highschool. I think that covers all the basic questions people usually ask about this. btw, which umass?

So if the one semester i went to a different college i did alright and got a 3.5 for the semester, I should be alright then? UMass does not count that semester and my GPA right now is only a 3.35 instead of a 3.45 according to them. So LSAC will fix that up for me?

The best way to know for sure is to send all your transcripts into LSAC and wait for them to calculate it all for you. You are going to have to do that anyhow and even if it turns out to hurt your GPA there is nothing you can do about it (except do really well in your remaining semesters of college). From the sound of it though, your LSAC gpa may even go up a bit. I wonder why umass didnt take your maryland grades though, that's odd.

they accepted all my Maryland classes as credit, and even 3 of them they converted over to Umass classes and bumped off a few of my gen ed classes. But for some reason they won't add the maryland grades to my GPA, which actually sucks for me because it is lower than it should be becuase they are not adding in the 3.5 i got at Maryland.. All they have averaged into my GPA is a 2.9, 3.4 and 3.745, didn't add the 3.5 I got at UMD in there. If they would add the maryland one, i could probably be eligable for some scholarships right now, instead of having to wait a semester or two to bump up my Umass GPA.  The GPA that Maryland gave me is also lower than it should be. They only give solid numbers, so a, A, A- is all 4.0, but a B+,B,B- are all 3.0, and I got like 3 B+'s so it hurt my GPA and they have it as a 3.4 instead of a 3.5.

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So if i am accounting for the GPA i got at a different school when i transferred, i shouldn't be in for any suprises in other words? I calculcated my GPA myself because my UMass one doesn't have the Maryland one in there, which makes it lower than  it should be because i did pretty good at Maryland.

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So degree GPA on Lawschoolnumbers means the GPA the person had just for their major, and not overall? If so, that makes alot of sense.

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Exactly. If you failed some classes or had D's from your last school that didn't transfer over, those classes will be averaged into your total GPA, no matter how long ago you took them and even if you retook them later, and even if your school had some kind of forgiveness policy. LSAC averages it all in together, and you have to give LSAC transcripts from every college you ever attended even if you took college courses while in highschool. I think that covers all the basic questions people usually ask about this. btw, which umass?

So if the one semester i went to a different college i did alright and got a 3.5 for the semester, I should be alright then? UMass does not count that semester and my GPA right now is only a 3.35 instead of a 3.45 according to them. So LSAC will fix that up for me?

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Exactly. If you failed some classes or had D's from your last school that didn't transfer over, those classes will be averaged into your total GPA, no matter how long ago you took them and even if you retook them later, and even if your school had some kind of forgiveness policy. LSAC averages it all in together, and you have to give LSAC transcripts from every college you ever attended even if you took college courses while in highschool. I think that covers all the basic questions people usually ask about this. btw, which umass?

Amherst

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http://lsac.org/LSAC.asp?url=/lsac/faqs-and-support-lsdas.asp#9



The only difference I see is A-'s are 3.67 and here they are 3.7's, which is a minimal difference at best. If I may ask, why are there many people on Lawschoolnumbers with huge differences between their Degree and LSAC GPA?  Some I have seen as much as half a full point difference.

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I see people on Law School numbers with like 3.6 degree GPA's, then a 3.2 for an LSAC GPA. I go to UMass, and did a semester at the University of Maryland. Will my LSAC GPA probably be around my degree GPA?  UMass has the standard GPA scale that LSAC uses, Maryland had a different one but theirs actaully hurt me. So can I consider that my GPA will be pretty much the same as it is at my University?

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Studying for the LSAT / What options do i have for test prep?
« on: October 27, 2005, 07:45:59 PM »
I go to the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  I know that testmaster/powerscore is regarded as one of the best, but unfortunately the closest one is in boston which is 4 hours away total.  There is kaplan and princeton review practically on campus. I know Kaplan is supposed to be horrible, not sure about Princeton Review though.  Do I have any other options here besides taking the PR class? My plan of attack for the LSAT is a good few months of self studying, followed by the prep class right before the exam.

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