Law School Discussion

GPA & Pass Fail classes

GPA & Pass Fail classes
« on: April 12, 2006, 04:36:35 AM »
My undergraduate institution grades on a 0-4 scale. An 'A' is and 'A' is an 'A'. So if I got a 90% in a class, my transcript says "A" and if I got a 99% in a class, my transcript says "A." How will that work out in the conversion.

Also, I am prior military. My military transcript (which does count as a college) does not show grades, but rather "credit." I also have some "pass/fail" (all passes) and some "withdrawls" on my transcript (NOT withdrawl failing, just withdrawl). How will these be counted in my LSAC GPA?


Re: GPA & Pass Fail classes
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006, 10:49:53 AM »
"P"s are not figured in at all. I think "w"s count as failing, however

Re: GPA & Pass Fail classes
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2006, 01:34:47 PM »
The A's will just count as an A (4 points), regardless of your percentage in the class.  It would only make a difference if your transcript explicitly showed "A+" or "A-".

Pass/Fail and W (non-failing) grades don't affect your GPA at all, but they do show on the transcripts that the schools will get.  You don't want to have too many of them or schools will get suspicious...


  • ****
  • 173
    • View Profile
Re: GPA & Pass Fail classes
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2006, 11:48:18 AM »
I had a bunch of P's on my transcript also- they apparently didn't factor into the GPA calculation that LSDAS did, because my LSDAS gpa was nearly identical to my school GPA (which also didn't include those Passes). 

I don't know about "withdrawls"- if you mean classes you started taking, but then dropped for whatever reason, for my transcript anyway those didn't show up at all. 

Re: GPA & Pass Fail classes
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006, 01:04:10 PM »
At my UG, we had a pass/no pass option, which people tend to take advantage of for required classes outside of their major.  "Pass" grades do not figure in, but a "No pass" grade is treated like an F with a 0.0 value. 

I've got one on my transcript. 
F*** Astronomy.   :(