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Hi Everyone,

I just finished my second year of undergrad at the University of Guelph and I am planning on applying to law schools this fall. My cumulative average is 92.8%. Does any one know what GPA this would equate to? Just out of curiosity I was looking at top law schools in the states and they only list GPA (Harvard for example had a median undergrad GPA of 3.86) so it is difficult to figure out where I stand.

Thanks. 

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48 minutes ago, greg22 said:

Hi Everyone,

I just finished my second year of undergrad at the University of Guelph and I am planning on applying to law schools this fall. My cumulative average is 92.8%. Does any one know what GPA this would equate to? Just out of curiosity I was looking at top law schools in the states and they only list GPA (Harvard for example had a median undergrad GPA of 3.86) so it is difficult to figure out where I stand.

Thanks. 

Google would have given you this information in less time than it took you to sign up for an account on this forum.

GPA calculation is done on a class by class basis and the University of Guelph provides details on how to do just that. 

https://www.uoguelph.ca/uaic/faq/grades/how-do-i-calculate-gpa-using-my-guelph-grades

 

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Op is likely wondering what their grade conversion on an OLSAS scale would be. Presumably because they are on lawstudents.ca. 
 

In that event OP look at @Ryn’s cGPA tool or conversely the OLSAS chart (https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/olsas-conversion-table/). You’ll have to convert each individual grade to the olsas 4.0 and then average them to get your average that law schools would see. 

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36 minutes ago, LeoandCharlie said:

Op is likely wondering what their grade conversion on an OLSAS scale would be. Presumably because they are on lawstudents.ca. 
 

In that event OP look at @Ryn’s cGPA tool or conversely the OLSAS chart (https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/olsas-conversion-table/). You’ll have to convert each individual grade to the olsas 4.0 and then average them to get your average that law schools would see. 

Given that he is looking at "top law schools in the states" I doubt that he was looking for the OLSAS table, or even knew what that was as it doesn't appear he looked up how to do the basic individual grade conversion before posting this question.

It's good of you to give them the benefit of the doubt though. :)
 

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Note that the LSAC scale used in the states is different than the OLSAS scale used in Ontario. My 3.72 OLSAS is 3.84 on LSAC 

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I just graduated from Guelph and am heading to UofT in the fall. Feel free to shoot me any particular questions you have through PM. For what its worth, with an average that high, I'd guess your OLSAS GPA will probably be somewhere in the 3.95+ range. It's impossible to say exactly without knowing each of your individual course marks, but it's clear you're in really good shape. 

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