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Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2004, 10:35:29 PM »
It's the W's Swifty... happened to me too. They count for an F. 

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2004, 10:40:20 PM »
It's the W's Swifty... happened to me too. They count for an F. 

I thought they only count as an F if your school counts it as an F, though.  I have one W on my transcript, but there's no way it was counted as an F in the LSDAS GPA.

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2004, 10:44:45 PM »
Yeah, Pookie, I think you're right.  For me it was only a matter of 2 units so I decided to ignore it, but it's something like that.  I thought I saw something that said: If the school counts it as an F OR doesn't designate what it counts for, then it counts as an F.  Only if the school specifies that it doesn't count will it not count as an F. Does that ring a bell for anyone?

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2004, 12:09:40 AM »
This is from the Academic Summary Report Key:

Note: Withdraw/fail (WF), no credit (NC), and incomplete (I), course credits are included in the calculation of GPA if the school indicates
credits attempted and considers the grade to be punitive. All grades and credits earned for repeated courses will be included in
the GPA calculation if the course units and grades appear on the transcript. A line drawn through course information or a grade does
not eliminate the course from GPA calculation. NC grades are also included if the school indicates credit was attempted, but not earned,
regardless of whether the school considers the grade to be punitive.

Nonpunitive Course Credit Hours: The total number of credits assigned to the following grades will appear here: grade symbols that have
multiple meanings at the issuing school and the issuing school’s registrar is unable to confirm whether course credit was attempted (such as
NC = either No Credit Attempted or No Credit Awarded, etc.); withdrawal grades that signify failure (such as WF = Withdrawal/Fail, WU
= Withdrew Unsatisfactory, WNP = Withdrew Not Passing, etc.) if the issuing school considers the grade nonpunitive (not included in the
GPA); and the original grade for a repeated course when the transcript does not show both the grade and units for the original attempt.


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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2004, 07:06:31 AM »
well, i think that pookie already answered this.  but, i had a W and there is no way that that counted as an F, either.  i know at tulane, for example, if you withdraw after a certain date, you fail. 

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2004, 08:27:33 AM »
:D Maybe Swifty should just call LSAC and let us know what they say

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2004, 09:00:02 AM »
3.44 -> 3.42 not so bad as i thought...

Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2004, 09:10:57 PM »
Swifty,
Well a note of confidence for you. You DON'T have the lowest GPA of anyone applying to an ABA school. I too have a 2.06. I would have had you beat but they figured in a few juco classes I took and it pulled it UP yes UP to a 2.06 from a 2.04 degree granting GPA. Anyway that was a long time ago so screw it. Some school WILL let me in oh yes they WILL. AND YOU TOO!

Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2004, 09:30:07 PM »
how does it work though. My school gives 4.0 for A, 3.0 for B, 2.0 for C, 1.0 for D and O for F...would my gpa be affected by the LSDAS?

Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2004, 09:44:24 PM »
Also, if you transferred IB/AP credits to college, but no grades from the AP/IB courses are available, does the LSDAS calculate those in their assesment of your GPA?