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Law School Admissions / GPA related questions
« on: July 21, 2005, 03:34:18 PM »
So I need some help understanding the whole GPA conversion stuff...

1) Right now my GPA is like 2.99 (it'll be 3.0 when I apply)

1) I go to UCLA (school rank = 25)
2) My major is known to be literally the toughest at my school (Computer Science & Engineering)
3) The average GPA of some majors at UCLA is 3.8
4) The average GPA of my major is 2.7

So even though I go to a great school, got into the toughest major, and am doing well above average, my GPA is well below the 25th percentile on just about all T50 schools.  So my questions are...

1) When I get my LSDAS GPA will all of this be factored in, or does this type of stuff only come into play when they're reviewing my app (ie if I include it in my personal statement)?

2) What Other factors affect the LSDAS GPA?  I know about the A+ thing (which definitely won't help me much) and the pass/no pass thing (I only took one p/np)...anything else?

3) Once the university considers all these factors, approx. what might be an equivalent GPA to mine for someone who doesn't have any special factors.  In other much will my major and such really help me out?  A number would be really good if anybody has any idea (or an educated guess).

4) Are there any type of LSDAS GPA calculators on-line?

5) About where do you think my cutoff for schools I'd be accepted into would be given the above and a 170?  What about a 175?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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