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Can someone tell me how the hell this happend?

Can someone tell me how the hell this happend?
« on: January 31, 2007, 10:18:51 PM »
Heres my situation:

- Canadian student
- 3.7 GPA (A-) or 82%
- 4th year, finished in April
- LSDAS calculated my GPA as 2.83

WHY??!?

I've tried to call, everyone there is useless. I can't get an answer out of anyone.

What can I do???

I'm going for a tour at Buffalo on Friday and talking to an admit lady. I have an offical copy of my transcript. Think if I tell her my situation she will take a look at them?


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Re: Can someone tell me how the hell this happend?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 07:14:45 AM »
Heres my situation:

- Canadian student
- 3.7 GPA (A-) or 82%
- 4th year, finished in April
- LSDAS calculated my GPA as 2.83

WHY??!?

I've tried to call, everyone there is useless. I can't get an answer out of anyone.

What can I do???

I'm going for a tour at Buffalo on Friday and talking to an admit lady. I have an offical copy of my transcript. Think if I tell her my situation she will take a look at them?



82% is a B- by LSAC's calculations, and by most if not all stateside schools.

Lil Orphan Annie

Re: Can someone tell me how the hell this happend?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 01:59:30 PM »
They might have made a mistake. I'm a Canadian student, and when I sent my transcripts in, they used a different system to compensate for the discrepancies between American grading and Canadian grading. For example, a semester with a 84.9 average got me about a 3.83 or so GPA.  And a semester with a 87 average got me a 3.9 something, etc.  So your 82 and a 3.7 sounds about right.  Call LSAC and ask them about it; explain you're a Canadian student and ask why they used the American GPA conversion system on you. They might need a grading key from your school to explain how the mark breakdown works, so maybe talk to your school about it as well.