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Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...

06hopeful

Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« on: August 17, 2005, 03:35:23 PM »
I heard that, when calculating your GPA, LSDAS treats all 3 credit as 4 credit classes.  That is, it converts 3 credit classes to 4 credits so that they are given the same weight. Someone PLEASE tell me this is not true.  Thanks.

AlanShore

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Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2005, 03:48:23 PM »
wrong, they compute GPA same as regular schools only A+ = 4.33, A = 4.0, A- = 3.66, etc.

SkullTatt

Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2005, 03:57:28 PM »
I heard that, when calculating your GPA, LSDAS treats all 3 credit as 4 credit classes.  That is, it converts 3 credit classes to 4 credits so that they are given the same weight. Someone PLEASE tell me this is not true.  Thanks.

I doubt it, that would be stupid.

One thing they do do is, if you went to a school that's on the quarter system, multiply your units by .67.

06hopeful

Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2005, 05:02:31 PM »
Yeah, I think it would be stupid, too.  I was just wondering if anyone else had heard anything like that, or could tell me categorically that it is false.

AlanShore

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Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2005, 05:05:19 PM »
IT IS FALSE CATEGORICALLY

06hopeful

Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2005, 05:22:44 PM »
Haha...I think I got it, Alan, thanks.

IT IS FALSE CATEGORICALLY

Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2005, 01:35:58 AM »
Is it me or is Alan kind of intense.

Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2005, 06:01:13 PM »
What happens if a school operates on a one class=one credit system?
(Organic Chem (Lab, lecture and class) = a once a week seminar)

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Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2005, 06:49:47 AM »
What happens if a school operates on a one class=one credit system?
(Organic Chem (Lab, lecture and class) = a once a week seminar)

My school was one class=one credit (except for occasional half credit or double credit classes, but the only double credit ones were the five day a week intensive languages as far as I know).  My LSDAS GPA ended up exactly the same as the one calculated by my school, so my guess is they're all weighted the same.

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Re: Please debunk this LSDAS GPA rumor...
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2005, 07:55:44 PM »
I heard that, when calculating your GPA, LSDAS treats all 3 credit as 4 credit classes.  That is, it converts 3 credit classes to 4 credits so that they are given the same weight. Someone PLEASE tell me this is not true.  Thanks.

Not true.