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About GPA

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Awuah29, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Awuah29

    Awuah29 Christian predent
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    Heh, guys
    What GPA are the dental schools looking for when it come to admission ? Is it the GPA that ADEA calculate or the GPA from my undergrat school. :confused:
    Thanks
     
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  3. JRogoff

    JRogoff Resident Palatal Phallacy
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    Your AADSAS GPA is what they first look at, and thats what will get you an interview. When making final decisions they will look at your offical transcripts.
     
  4. Awuah29

    Awuah29 Christian predent
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    So they look at my sciences and non-sciences . I guess sciences interest them more. Right?
     
  5. t12kim

    t12kim Senior Member
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    yeah. I heard from most of my friends who got into dental schools that dental schools look at science GPA more. I have 3.43 Science and 3.38 overall GPA, so i was worried because my overall is lower. But my friends told me not to worry too much about my overall. I got 2 Cs on my transcript from last two quarters..i got to make that up by getting better grades from now on and show them during interviews that I have improved.
     
  6. The Musketeer

    The Musketeer Guardian of Justice
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    AADSAS uses your grades to calculate four different GPAs:

    BCP GPA: Which only include courses within Biology, Chemistry and Physics discipline

    Science GPA: Which include BCP plus mathematics and some geology courses

    Non-Science GPA: self-explanatory

    Total GPA: overall GPA for all courses taken

    You can go to this link and you can match your courses to specific AADSAS subject categories and you can calculate roughly all four of your GPAs.

    http://aadsas.adea.org/html-bin/INS_courses.htm
     

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