Great explanation by Hammerstein. My only quibble is that withdrawals do not count as 0.0 if they are "non-punitive" (so not "withdraw-failing"/WF). I can attest to that firsthand, as I had a W and it didn't count as anything. The only difference between my real GPA and my LSAC GPA was that my school counted A- as a 3.7, rather than a 3.66 or whatever. Very marginal changes, assuming your school has a fairly typical grading scale.
No. The only way it really comes into play is if there is a significant difference in the two that can be explained with a valid reason (sickness, switched majors, family problems, etc.). Otherwise you should consider your LSDAS GPA when making your application decisions.
Hi guys,In the same vein, should I send another transcript to LSDAS now that I have graduated? I sent them to the school I where I am accepted, and to my two waitlists, but is there any advantage to LSDAS recalculating my GPA? Will they even recalculate it?I did very well Fall and Spring semester, so it will bump me up a bit.