GPA

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GPA
« on: November 30, 2007, 05:14:16 PM »

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Re: GPA
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 05:23:56 PM »
Many schools have a scale that allows professors to give A+, which counts as 4.33
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Re: GPA
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 05:55:54 PM »
These people cheat.

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Re: GPA
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 06:03:07 PM »
My university allows professors to give A+'s but only credits them as 4.0.

However, when LSAC sees my transcript, the keep the letter grades (in this case, A+) but translate them into a different set of numbers.  In their translation, an A+ is a 4.33.

So at my university (like yours), it's impossible to exceed 4.0. However, students from my school can exceed 4.0 in their eventual LSDAS calculation.

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Re: GPA
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 06:17:56 PM »
My school is weird in that it does not give letter grades, only numbers from the 4.0 scale. Also, it's a bit different in that professors can differentiate between awarding a student a 4.0, 3.9, 3.8, etc. For us, a 98-99%=4.0; 96-97%=3.9; etc. I guess we kind of get screwed when LSAC calculates the GPA because only the scaled number appears on our transcript, not the percentage. This also makes it impossible to get over a 4.0 from LSAC at my school.

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Re: GPA
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007, 07:03:17 PM »
I doubt schools put any emphasis at all on a score of 4.33 compared to 4.00 or similarly high GPAs.  I would assume all that matters is that you're above the school's 75% mark.

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Re: GPA
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 07:48:07 PM »
My university allows professors to give A+'s but only credits them as 4.0.

However, when LSAC sees my transcript, the keep the letter grades (in this case, A+) but translate them into a different set of numbers.  In their translation, an A+ is a 4.33.

So at my university (like yours), it's impossible to exceed 4.0. However, students from my school can exceed 4.0 in their eventual LSDAS calculation.

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Re: GPA
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 07:57:51 PM »
My university allows professors to give A+'s but only credits them as 4.0.

However, when LSAC sees my transcript, the keep the letter grades (in this case, A+) but translate them into a different set of numbers.  In their translation, an A+ is a 4.33.

So at my university (like yours), it's impossible to exceed 4.0. However, students from my school can exceed 4.0 in their eventual LSDAS calculation.

TITCR
It is but it's not:

Having a 4.3 GPA probably is no better than having a 4.0 or a 3.95, BUT... Having the ability to offset your B+'s and A-'s with 4.3 A+s helps tremendously. My LSDAS GPA is a 3.9, but my school did not have A+ grades. If I went to a school with A+ grades, my few non-A grades would have been offset with 4.33 grades, and my final average would have been 4.0+.

It's not a huge competitive difference, but it does help a little bit.

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Re: GPA
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2007, 01:04:48 AM »
I doubt schools put any emphasis at all on a score of 4.33 compared to 4.00 or similarly high GPAs.  I would assume all that matters is that you're above the school's 75% mark.

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