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# Question Concerning GPA Calculation

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25 Jan 2010, 09:15
Prior to my current undergraduate university I attended a different university for two years. My credits all transferred and show up on my transcript although grades do not. My diploma will only show my earned GPA from university B.

My question is when admissions committees are calculating my GPA do they do it LSAC style where they calculate all undergraduate coursework from all schools or do they take the GPA from my diploma/graduating university?

The reason I ask is because there is a .4 point difference between the grades with a rising trend.

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25 Jan 2010, 11:40
Lifesgood wrote:
Prior to my current undergraduate university I attended a different university for two years. My credits all transferred and show up on my transcript although grades do not. My diploma will only show my earned GPA from university B.

My question is when admissions committees are calculating my GPA do they do it LSAC style where they calculate all undergraduate coursework from all schools or do they take the GPA from my diploma/graduating university?

The reason I ask is because there is a .4 point difference between the grades with a rising trend.

Much thanks mates

You well need to list both university attended
and both GPA's.

Usually the give you a location to put all schools attended. So You will say University A 3.xx attend 1/05-2/07 University B 3.xx attended 1/04-12/04.

Also you will need the transcipt for both universities even if the credits transfer. This is just a general rule, some might not request it. But most (if not all) applications I've seen ask for transcripts for ALL colleges attended.
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26 Feb 2010, 10:09
interested as well. I have an older transcript that effects my cum gpa by about .4 as well.
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26 Feb 2010, 10:29
Yeah, all schools will generally be listed separately but all adcoms will be diving into your transcript. They're not going to settle for your overall number. They're going to see what courses you were taking and what your trend was and they're going to evaluate it without your framing input (unless you address something specifically in your essays).

Also, schools calculate GPA differently (even when they are still on the 4.0 scale). When calculating, I defaulted to my alma mater's default calculation -- not the school to which I applied. I figured it would be less that the adcom would have to scrutinize later.

(Ex: Duke graduate admissions suggests weighting "-" grades with a .8 whereas my alma mater weights them with a .7 [and curiously, so does Duke undergrad, I believe]; even though changing the calculations would have boosted me .1 in cumulative GPA, I went with the transcript-quoted GPA.)
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