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GPA on OLSAS

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Hello! 

This might be a silly question, but should there be a cause for concern if your GPA shown on OLSAS is lower than what it says on your transcript? They have a disclaimer saying this on the bottom, but I'm worried that schools will only look at what is posted on OLSAS rather than looking at my physical transcript and calculating the GPA themselves. Anyone else in this position?

 

Thanks in advance!

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The reason you probably see a discrepancy is because of the unique way OLSAS calculates it. They take each individual course mark, convert them each to a GPA according to their conversion table, add all the conversions together, and divide the sum by the number of courses/credits. This usually has the effect of lowering people's GPAs from what they might expect. Schools use the OLSAS GPA because it's a way to standardize marks across all the schools they get applications from.

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