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jeffrey

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How Grades Are Converted
« on: February 13, 2007, 03:10:33 PM »



Oh my GoD!
I'm going to a four year college that give + &-, when a community college near by doesn't do this.
I think this is horrible, I already gave in my housing deposite, can I just go to the CC, I mean really have you seen the chart.
http://lsac.org/LSAC.asp?url=/additional-info/transcript-summarization.asp


Grade Conversion Table
LSDAS Conversion Grades as Reported on Transcripts
4.0 Scale A to F 1 to 5 100-0* Four Passing Grades Three Passing Grades
4.33 A+ 1+ 98-100 Highest Passing Grade (4.0) Highest Passing Grade (4.0)
4.00 A 1 93-97
3.67 A- 1- 90-92
3.50 AB     
3.33 B+ 2+ 87-89 Second Highest Passing Grade (3.0) Middle Passing Grade (3.0)
3.00 B 2 83-86
2.67 B- 2- 80-82
2.50 BC     
2.33 C+ 3+ 77-79 Third Highest Passing Grade (2.0) Lowest Passing Grade (2.0)
2.00 C 3 73-76
1.67 C- 3- 70-72
1.50 CD     
1.33 D+ 4+ 67-69 Lowest Passing Grade (1.0)   
1.00 D 4 63-66
0.67 D- 4- 60-62
0.50 DE or DF     
0.00 E and F 5 Below 60 Failure (0.0) Failure (0.0)
 

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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 03:24:55 PM »
include it as an addendum to your app package when you apply.  adcoms appreciate the extra effort you put in and won't automatically assume you're just a whiney biatch.

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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 10:23:33 PM »
I don't get the comments like at all, i think it's sarcasm but i cant tell.
Anyway..When two students apply one from one school and the other from another (lol..bare with m hear) the one who attends that college in which no +/- are given has an imense advatage.For ex:
Both students have these grades
90-90
85-85
ALthough it may be the same numerical value one has a 3.5 and the other a a 3.3.
to me this is a huge difference considering that grades is one of two very important factors.
am i the on;y who feels this way.lol.. I feel as if i'm overexagerating, I even sent e-mail to like 20+ administrators at my college about how i want to change their grading system.

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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 02:04:28 PM »
I don't get the comments like at all, i think it's sarcasm but i cant tell.

you'll get in everywhere you apply!

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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2007, 12:24:24 AM »
i will?
how can you tell
 omg are you like psychich tell me more

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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2007, 01:42:35 PM »
The LSAC's conversion chart is very generous.  A 93 as an A?  Come on.  Besides they also credit A+s and highest passing grades.  Going to a school with +s and -s only helps you, because it gives you a chance to get above a 4.00. 

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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2007, 01:45:01 PM »
I don't get the comments like at all, i think it's sarcasm but i cant tell.
Anyway..When two students apply one from one school and the other from another (lol..bare with m hear) the one who attends that college in which no +/- are given has an imense advatage.For ex:
Both students have these grades
90-90
85-85
ALthough it may be the same numerical value one has a 3.5 and the other a a 3.3.
to me this is a huge difference considering that grades is one of two very important factors.
am i the on;y who feels this way.lol.. I feel as if i'm overexagerating, I even sent e-mail to like 20+ administrators at my college about how i want to change their grading system.

I'm sure they can't wait for you to start in the fall!
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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 11:06:56 PM »
well, I start in the summer... but I know that they must be anticipating my arrival..its not like the average college can say a living icon attended their university.

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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 11:16:41 PM »
With the numbers you used, you would be at a disadvantage.  However, assume you and the person from CC get a 88 and a 95.  In that case, the other person would be disadvantaged.  Every plus they get would hurt them, whereas every negative would hurt you in compared to them.
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Re: How Grades Are Converted
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007, 08:28:22 PM »
I suggest majoring in English.