09-27-2011, 08:48 AM
Currently have a 3.58 cumGPA and a 3.36 sciGPA. I've already graduated, so is it worth it to take 2 more "easy" science classes at a local college in order to bump up my cumGPA and sciGPA to 3.60 and 3.40, respectively (granted that I get two As) before applying this coming summer? I haven't taken my MCAT yet. Planning on taking it in January.
09-27-2011, 09:15 AM
Wrong forum.. but my opinion is that 3.36 or 3.4 is still both low I don't think it'd make too much of a difference eitherway. Unless you can get those credits cheap and they are easy where you DEF will get A's its prob not worth it and you should focus more your efforts on ECs and rocking the MCAT which IMO is the biggest determinate for admission.. or at least an interview invite.
Jack is Back
09-27-2011, 09:20 AM
Agreed on wrong forum, this is pre-allo.
But, I would not take any extra classes. That bump in GPA does you nothing. Think about adding interesting things to your app instead of a minuscule change in GPA.
Some type of activity or project that makes you unique.
09-27-2011, 12:24 PM
This is a pre-allo topic. Moving to What Are My Chances?
09-27-2011, 12:48 PM
Your GPA is your weakness. Strengthen your weakness. Don't do it at a community college, but (especially if it's science GPA), try to raise your GPA because that will be what hurts you most (assuming the rest of your app is solid). I think getting to 3.4 puts you at a different level than <3.4 as well, so that's a good benchmark.
09-27-2011, 04:08 PM
If you don't already have a steep upward grade trend in the sciences, then establishing one, even if it won't budge your BCPM by much, would help you. Rigorous classes rather than "easy" ones are more likely to prove you are capable.