When applicants to UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law submit their college transcripts, their grades are put into a computer and adjusted according to the table at right. The formula assigns each college a "rank number' based on how its students perform on the standardized law board exam, the LSAT, and how common a certain grade point average, say a 3.6 GPA, is at that school. In effect, an A from one school means more than an A from another.
Under the Boalt formula, students from schools ranked 79 and above have points added to their GPAs. Those from schools ranked 72 to 78.9 get no adjustment. Those whose schools ranked 71.9 and below have their GPAs lowered a bit.