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College class taken during HS

Jrtzsweetie

College class taken during HS
« on: June 22, 2004, 01:06:44 PM »
Hey guys,
    Just a quick question - the summer before I started college, I took a college class at a private university.  I earned college credits as well as an A.  Will the LSDAS factor this grade into my GPA?  Thanks a lot.  :)



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Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2004, 01:34:56 PM »
If you get a transcript, yes, I'd imagine they would.

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Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2004, 02:05:41 PM »
Yes, you have to send in a transcript from every college you've ever taken a class at.  I did Post Secondary Options my senior year of high school and took all college classes, which counted for high school and college credit.  These grades WERE included by LSAC in calculating my numbers.

Jrtzsweetie

Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2004, 09:24:30 AM »
Thanks a lot... that's great news  :)

ttiwed

Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2004, 09:34:48 AM »
jrtz, who is that as your avatar?

Jrtzsweetie

Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2004, 10:46:15 AM »
Ok, didn't mean to ask this again, but does anyone know how much one grade (an A) can alter your LSDAC GPA? 

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Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2004, 10:48:15 AM »
mathematically it depends on your current grades. for example, someone with a 3.99 is not going to improve much with one more A, but someone with a .2 will probably improve a lot.

Jrtzsweetie

Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2004, 10:52:39 AM »
Ok good, then that's pretty reassuring.  Thanks  a lot.  :)

mathematically it depends on your current grades. for example, someone with a 3.99 is not going to improve much with one more A, but someone with a .2 will probably improve a lot.

Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2004, 11:49:42 AM »
I was just about to ask this same question when I saw your post. Good to know. By this same token, would I be able to take a few university courses *after* I've obtained a degree from a different institution and have them count toward me LSDAS GPA? I would think not, but then why would courses taken as a high school student count toward your GPA if those credits never transferred to your degree granting institution either?

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Re: College class taken during HS
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2004, 09:04:04 AM »
I was just about to ask this same question when I saw your post. Good to know. By this same token, would I be able to take a few university courses *after* I've obtained a degree from a different institution and have them count toward me LSDAS GPA? I would think not, but then why would courses taken as a high school student count toward your GPA if those credits never transferred to your degree granting institution either?

Because your LSDAS GPA includes all college level coursework taken up until you earn your first bachelor's degree. Anything taken after that, even if it is undergrad level, is counted as graduate work.