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Why does U of A average LSAT scores?

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Just curious. It seems most other schools take your top score (which works for me - I’ve got a train wreck of an LSAT history 🙄). 

I eventually managed a 163 but with the average I end up with 154 😬.  

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3.8 or 3.9 - depending on how they count the 60 credits. I have a grad degree with six classes and then undergrad terms with five courses each - so the 20 courses cuts into the middle of one of my undergrad terms. Not sure if they just grab what shows up in order on the transcript - I have a B- that term as well as an A+ - if the B- is part of the 20 it’s 3.8... if the A+ is part of the 20 it’s 3.9. 

Haha, sorry if that makes no sense. 

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2 minutes ago, justasmalltowngirl said:

3.8 or 3.9 - depending on how they count the 60 credits. I have a grad degree with six classes and then undergrad terms with five courses each - so the 20 courses cuts into the middle of one of my undergrad terms. Not sure if they just grab what shows up in order on the transcript - I have a B- that term as well as an A+ - if the B- is part of the 20 it’s 3.8... if the A+ is part of the 20 it’s 3.9. 

Haha, sorry if that makes no sense. 

They will take the whole term if your most 20 courses reaches the middle of it. 

20 courses are the minimum they would count. 

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Ah! Thank you so much for clarifying! 

Still curious about the reason for averaging 😊

PS - that means I’m at a 3.8 with a 154. Aw gee.

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I’m assuming it’s because only taking the last 60 credits is a pretty forgiving system for most people so maybe the averaging of scores makes up for not considering cGPA

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Alberta used to weight LSAT very heavy (70%) in their admissions.

To be fair the Admissions Committee averages  your LSAT scores, I guess.

That policy remains even after Alberta no longer weights LSAT 70%.

https://www.alphascore.com/resources/guide-to-canadian-law-schools/#Alberta

University of Alberta , Faculty of Law

Admissions Criteria:

Your LSAT carries an admissions weight of 70% with your GPA carrying the remaining 30%.

160 – Average LSAT of admitted students in 2006

3.6 – Average GPA of admitted students in 2006

The Admissions Committee averages scores where the applicant has taken the LSAT on more than one occasion. The Committee may disregard a particular LSAT score where the applicant establishes to the satisfaction of the Committee that the score was adversely affected by exceptional circumstances.However, candidates are cautioned not to sit the LSAT if they are ill, or ill-prepared. (From the U of A Admissions Committee)

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