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UBC-LSAC
« on: January 05, 2009, 10:54:10 PM »
I know this question has already been adressed.. BUT
I'm a 3rd year student at UBC and I think our grades are reported both as letter grades and % (correct me if i'm wrong)

Has anyone applied to the US with similar circumstances and how were the GPA conversions???

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Re: UBC-LSAC
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 07:05:20 PM »
I applied from UBC. Grades are converted according to the scale (somewhere) on the UBC website. (It is 90+ = 4.33, 85-90 = 4.0, 80-85 = 3.67, etc.)

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Re: UBC-LSAC
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 02:53:18 PM »
Can you find that scale again by chance?
I go to UBC and only found Sauder's GPA conversion, which was different. I think it had a 74% avg around 3.3 GPA.

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Re: UBC-LSAC
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 04:01:20 PM »
No, but Sauder's GPA conversion table is based on calculating your whole GPA in terms of %, then doing a rough conversion to a 4.33 scale. LSDAS conversions convert every class individually.

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Re: UBC-LSAC
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 05:51:04 PM »
okay, pretty confusing. ill search for the actual scale and see about calculating my own.
do they weigh core classes, latter years or anything else? drop lowest 2 marks? probably none of those things, but they are just examples of what certain committees/programs do when calculating such a gpa.
thanks.

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Re: UBC-LSAC
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 11:32:48 PM »
okay, pretty confusing. ill search for the actual scale and see about calculating my own.
do they weigh core classes, latter years or anything else? drop lowest 2 marks? probably none of those things, but they are just examples of what certain committees/programs do when calculating such a gpa.
thanks.

There is no special weighting, nor any dropped classes. The scale is at http://www.lawstudents.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14194 (it's a random page, but is the scale they used to convert my GPA).


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Re: UBC-LSAC
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 01:43:47 AM »
UBC only reports letter grades...?

Interesting..

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Re: UBC-LSAC
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 06:52:47 PM »
UBC only reports letter grades...?

I am pretty sure UBC transcripts only report a percentage. But LSAC converts these to letter grades.

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Re: UBC-LSAC
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2009, 07:38:28 PM »
UBC only reports letter grades...?

I am pretty sure UBC transcripts only report a percentage. But LSAC converts these to letter grades.

Ah right, I see.

Yes, I think the US grades are a little different. With our percentage grades we would have a full letter grade less than would be the case otherwise.

It's funny to think that an 80 in a US school is only a B-.