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I haven't sent my last transcript to LSDAS yet, so I actually haven't seen an LSDAS report yet.  Does it not show specific courses on it?  I was under the assumption that it does list out your classes, but come to think of it, I hadn't heard anything about that, so that was just my own random idea of how things work.   :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Coverting your GPA
« on: June 27, 2004, 07:27:55 PM »
I'm not positive about this, so you should probably e-mail LSAC and ask (they've always been quick to reply to my e-mails).  But I would guess that they have grading scales from all the schools in the country, if your transcript doesn't automatically come with it, especially since it's different from the common transcript.  If that's the case, they would know that a 4.0 is an A+ at your school, would convert your grades into regular A+ to F grades, and then convert those grades into 4.33 to 0 points.  But again, e-mail LSAC and ask.  They are an amazing source of information.  Not to downplay message boards or anything, but it's not like any of us are experts.  Whenver possible, ask the authority your question, whether it's LSAC or a particular law school's admissions counselors or whatever.  Don't rely only on what other applicants think of the situation.

Good luck!

Yes, but in my school I actually receive a 4.0 as a grade.  And if my A+ isn't quite good enough, I would receive a 3.9.  So I would receive GPAs for all of my classes.  For example, I would receive a 3.6 in Econ, 3.4 in Poli Sci, etc.  Therefore, my A in Econ would only be counted as a 3.6, instead of a 4.0.  It just really isn't a fair system.  I received many A's and A-'s which did not count for as much as others at different schools towards there GPA's.  I think that it will convert without any change, but I just think it is unfair.  Oh well, what can I do?

Law School Admissions / Advice about sending transcripts to LSDAS!!!
« on: June 27, 2004, 07:12:14 PM »
Hi all,

I've been reading on a few boards that it takes LSDAS 1-2 weeks to process transcripts.  I just graduated in June from my undergrad university but had taken some classes at two JCs during HS and summers.  I ordered those transcripts back in May, and they were processed almost immediately.  So for those of you who are in a similar situation of having at least some transcripts that are totally ready to be processed, it would be a good idea to order those sooner rather than later.  I'm sure most schools have info on their website about how transcripts can be ordered in the mail if you're too lazy to go to the actual school to order them.  (That's what I did.)

Good luck, everyone!

Law School Admissions / Re: LSAT results
« on: June 27, 2004, 07:06:30 PM »
I took the December 2003 test, and they emailed the results on New Year's Eve at around 11pm. Good stuff.

What the hell were you doing checking your email on New Years eve? ???

probably anxiously waiting for his test results  :)  i would have been doing the same thing.

An index score is calculated by multiplying your LSAT by some constant number, multiplying your GPA by some other constant number, adding those together, and adding another constant number to them.  LSAC has the formulas for schools that choose to release their index formulas.  Go to, click on the Online Services tab, click on the MyDocs tab, click on Transcripts, and then click on the Admissions Index .pdf file.

Of 8 schools I plan on applying to this fall, only 4 of them released their formulas.  After you figure out your index score, it's meaningless unless you know what the average was at that school.  For that, refer to  I tried e-mailing each of those 4 schools to ask what they do with the index scores, and they all claimed not to use it for anything meaningful.  I heard from my TestMasters LSAT instructor that some schools use it as follows: above a certain index score, and you're almost guaranteed admission, below a certain index score, and you're almost guaranteed rejection.  And everything else is in the middle ground and needs to be evaluated more closely.  Obviously none of the schools confirmed that to me, but it's certainly a possibility.

Hope that helps!   :)

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