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ran

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Hi, I've got a quick question about how GPA is calculated by LSDAS. I'm in 3rd year at the University of Toronto and I'm thinking about applying to law school in the US for fall 2008. The thing is, transcripts at U of T show my courses in both percentage and in letter grades. The system used at U of T is pretty different from the one LSDAS uses:

90-100 A+ 4.0
85-89 A 4.0
80-84 A- 3.7
77-79 B+ 3.3
73-76 B 3.0
70-72 B- 2.7
67-69 C+ 2.3
63-66 C 2.0
60-62 C- 1.7
57-59 D+ 1.3
53-56 D 1.0
50-52 D- 0.7
0-49 F 0.0

The percentage-to-letter-to-GPA correspondences are practically 10% off from what the LSDAS uses. (For example, 75% is B, 3.0 at UofT but only C, 2.0 for LSDAS.) When I add everything up, the discrepancy ends up making a 0.75 difference in my GPA.

So my question is: what do they use if both letter grades and percentage scores appear on my transcript? Thanks a bunch.

radar1

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I went to Bishop's and got screwed by LSDAS.

My Transcript only shows the percentage grades, but the Bishop's records office included a "letter grade key" when they sent my transcript. I'm sure LSAC just shredded that. 

If you have a letter grade right on your transcript, you might be better off though.