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GPA deflated by LSAC

GPA deflated by LSAC
« on: December 12, 2006, 12:33:02 PM »
my almost-respectable 2.87 is now a putrid 2.51  :'(
can anyone beat a -0.36 ??

Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 03:28:11 PM »
how do they figure uGPA? I'm starting to get a little worried..

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Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 03:31:51 PM »
I've seen worse, but they have mostly been Canadian to US conversions :/

Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2006, 03:36:30 PM »
well thre are 2 major issues. #1 is that the lsac uses their own +/- scale which may be different from the school you attended. for example a B+ at U of Wherever may be a just B according to the lsac. #2 if you failed a course and then retook it and got a passing grade, both grades are acconted for in the lsac gpa. as opposed to the F being replaced by the passing grade in your overall gpa at your school.

Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 03:45:58 PM »
Does anyone know the scale that they use?

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Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 03:56:28 PM »
just go to the LSAC site, the chart is all over the place.  I don't think anything they do is that unreasonable ... I know the failing thing sucks but it just makes things more uniform ... write an addendum to explain the Fs.  The scale is the same as the scales at most schools ... A=4, B=3, and all the stuff in between.  They have a conversion chart that explains other grades.

I think what sucks the most is schools that differ from that standard.  I was talking to a friend from Kansas and at KU they apparently only have A, B, C, etc.  I guess this would make it easier to get a 4.0, but seriously, if you get an 88 in a class it is the same as getting an 80?  I don't think so ... there is a big gap in effort there that should be reflected by a B+ ... same thing for an A and an A-.  Lame.

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Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006, 10:24:55 AM »
Mine actually went up from what I thought it was.  I guess that beats the negative.

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Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 10:18:31 PM »
The GPA on my partial transcripts went from 3.86 to 3.79.

I finished my BA now on Dec 2006.

I sent an update of my transcripts with my degree but the update has not being reflected yet. I'm worried about this.

I'm having a final GPA of 3.90 on my BA from the University of Puerto Rico. I think LSAC will give me a 3.83  :-\

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Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2007, 10:29:21 PM »
My GPA went up .05 (due to my work abroad), which was a pleasant surprise, especially since I had friends at other schools whose GPAs were deflated (probably also by .05).

Re: GPA deflated by LSAC
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2007, 06:54:14 PM »
Mine went up by .06. I really haven't a clue how they normalize the GPA's, but I assume it has something to do with the perceived rigor of your courses and level of grade point inflation at your school. Just guessing though. For the record I went to a state school, majored in Economics, did one semester in the UK and in general took the hardest/most advanced courses I could for electives.

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