Law School Discussion


« on: January 30, 2006, 10:33:02 AM »

Re: converting grades
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 07:32:18 AM »

You will need to have your undergraduate institution (in my case Newcastle University) send a copy of your transcript to a place such as World Education Services, who will "translate" it into the 4.0 scale.

I did very well on the LSAT but I was unpleasantly surprised by my GPA conversion. I got a very solid 2.1 (and Newcastle is a good university) but it was converted to a 3.3 GPA, which is really very average. I know that at Newcastle they wouldn't allow US students to start a degree without first doing a "foundation year" so my understanding has always been that a UK degree is considered to be harder than its American equivalent. I got it to my law school of choice, anyway.

May I ask why you are going to law school out here? I am married to an American, which is why I am here.