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GPA Differences

dizn

GPA Differences
« on: October 26, 2005, 07:01:14 AM »
Quick question folks...

My LSDAS-calculated GPA is different from the one calculated by my undergraduate school...

I think it's b/c my schools does A- = 3.67 while LSDAS does A- = 3.7, for example.  So my LSDAS GPA is actually higher than my degree granting institution.

Which GPA do law schools look at?
Thx!

Re: GPA Differences
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2005, 08:05:46 AM »
Actually, LSAC uses A- = 3.67, so if your GPA is different, there's another reason.

http://lsac.org/LSAC.asp?url=/lsac/faqs-and-support-lsdas.asp#9

dizn

Re: GPA Differences
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2005, 10:13:04 AM »
Thanks for the info... so, do law schools look at LSDAS score or the UG one?

Thanks again.

Re: GPA Differences
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2005, 10:15:28 AM »
Perhaps your school does not count A+'s. That was the reason my LDSAS GPA was higher. Anyway, schools look at the LSDAS GPA, so good news for the few of us whose GPA's actually went up.

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Re: GPA Differences
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2005, 11:04:04 AM »
It's just about the '+' grades in general, not just A+.  If your school calculates '+' grades as 0.3 (as do all three of mine), and you have more '+' grades than '-' grades, your score will go up because LSDAS calculates them as 0.33.  I have heard that some schools calculate '+' and '-' as +/- 0.4 -- obviously then the reverse happens (and if you have a bunch of '-' grades, you're in luck).

Re: GPA Differences
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2005, 11:42:04 AM »
This is cool. I have a LOT of + grades, and my school uses .3 I will probably see a somewhat decent increase in GPA (3.468 to 3.49 or so possibly... too lazy to calculate).  I also have an A+ (not sure why cuz my school doesn't add anything to it).