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University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?

University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« on: August 03, 2004, 10:48:01 PM »
I was f-ing around on the lsac site and found CU's admission index formula for the 03-04 cycle:
(4.190 x LSAT) + (44.910 Degree x GPA) + 14.740

Compare to Boston College's formula, which is like almost all the others:
(0.540 x LSAT) + (5.560 Cum x GPA) - 42.640

(notice the Degree vs. Cum difference for the GPA variable)

Other law schools who only use degree-granting UGPA in their formulas:
Seattle University
Vermont Law School

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Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2004, 01:55:08 AM »
Well now, Vermont is looking better and better every day. 

Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2004, 10:18:18 AM »
What does that mean?  Is that bad or good, and why?

Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2004, 11:06:59 AM »
What does that mean?  Is that bad or good, and why?

Depends.  If you have a non-degree-granting school transcript with a low GPA, and a degree-granting school transcript with a high GPA, it's good.  High non-degree-granting school transcript GPA, and low degree-granting school transcript GPA = bad.

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Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2004, 12:06:22 PM »
Wow, that's great news. If I applied to CU I'd have a 4.0. That's unbelievable! Candide, you've just made my day. Thanks.

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Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2004, 12:09:22 PM »
Perhaps CU-Boulder realizes that LSAC sucks... nice call.

Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2004, 12:24:22 PM »
Wow, that's great news. If I applied to CU I'd have a 4.0. That's unbelievable! Candide, you've just made my day. Thanks.

Woah woah...as LSAC says, "an index number calculated by LSAC is not the exclusive means by which a law school may combine data reflected on the Law School Report and/or other data."  They still will see your non-degree granting GPA, and they probably will still consider it.  And keep in mind, this is last year's formula - they may change it for 04-05.

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Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2004, 12:27:20 PM »
Wow, that's great news. If I applied to CU I'd have a 4.0. That's unbelievable! Candide, you've just made my day. Thanks.

Woah woah...as LSAC says, "an index number calculated by LSAC is not the exclusive means by which a law school may combine data reflected on the Law School Report and/or other data."  They still will see your non-degree granting GPA, and they probably will still consider it.  And keep in mind, this is last year's formula - they may change it for 04-05.


Well they have been using the degree GPA for years and what they use for index is the most important isnt it? 

Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2004, 12:54:33 PM »
Well they have been using the degree GPA for years and what they use for index is the most important isnt it? 

I'd give their admissions office a call before making that assumption.

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Re: University of Colorado Only Cares About Degree-Granting UGPA?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2004, 12:57:34 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe "Degree" GPA is actually the classes that you took that counted towards the required courses for your Bachelor's degree.  For instance, since I was a Finance major my "degree" courses were Intro to Finance, Financial Theory, Accounting, etc... and my "non-degree" courses were things like Biology 101, Spanish, etc... 

I think you guys may be jumping the gun on this.