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

Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2004, 11:40:27 PM »
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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2004, 11:50:37 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?

Did your school gives pluses or minuses at all, even if they weren't calculated into the GPA?  If they did, then your GPA might be affected, unless you have the exact same number of pluses as minuses.

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?

No, because that's HS work and because you didn't receive a grade for them.  All that counts is postsecondary work (judged by level, not chronology, so college courses you took during HS count).

Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2004, 12:15:17 AM »
TD,

with regards to your question, no pluses or minuses exist in our grades. I really just wanted to thank you for ur reply, I was getting worried. Congrats on your LSAT score and I know you'll fare well in the admissions process.


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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2004, 12:43:56 AM »
I know that UT Austin gives grades on the transcript for AP credit.  I've always wondered if that actually gets counted for the LSAC GPA.  Because my GPA would have been about .07 higher...

Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2004, 12:58:36 AM »
The LSAC averages grades that have been retaken over? Are you sure? I thought it was the final grade that was calculated.  Can anyone clarify?

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2004, 01:02:18 AM »
If the grade shows up on your transcript, it gets averaged in.  That's the general rule.

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2004, 01:47:38 AM »
The LSAC averages grades that have been retaken over? Are you sure? I thought it was the final grade that was calculated.  Can anyone clarify?

Both grades count.  If you take a class, get an F, retake, get an A, it's like getting two C's (because the units count both times).

Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2004, 07:25:08 PM »
Damn...  ??? Now my grades are going to be even worse than they are already.

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2004, 08:52:42 PM »
I just got my GPA processed, if I had gotten just one one-hundredth of a point better I would have been happy.

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Re: Yup, LSDAS has now broken a record 3.67------>3.06
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2004, 08:58:05 PM »
I just got my GPA processed, if I had gotten just one one-hundredth of a point better I would have been happy.

0.01?  Would that have just rounded up better or something that it makes a difference to you?  Maybe you can call LSAC and negotiate for the extra 0.01 points ;)