singh0113

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Sorry if this question has been asked before, but how is the BCPM gpa calculated in your AMCAS application? Do lab classes get less weight than lecture courses and do combined lecture and lab courses get the most weight when BCPM GPA is calculated?

Also, would research credits (credits received solely for research) get counted as lab credit for your BCPM GPA or should they be entered otherwise?

Also, would a lecture based seminar count as lab credit or lecture credit?

Finally, would a research based seminar count as lab credit or lecture credit?

Thanks for your time.
 

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Bump.....I never did figure that out.....
 

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singh0113 said:
Sorry if this question has been asked before, but how is the BCPM gpa calculated in your AMCAS application? Do lab classes get less weight than lecture courses and do combined lecture and lab courses get the most weight when BCPM GPA is calculated?

Also, would research credits (credits received solely for research) get counted as lab credit for your BCPM GPA or should they be entered otherwise?

Also, would a lecture based seminar count as lab credit or lecture credit?

Finally, would a research based seminar count as lab credit or lecture credit?

Thanks for your time.
Weight is by credit hours. Typically, school weight credits toward lecture hours, which short-changes labs, but that's not an AMCAS thing.

So, a 3-credit lecture counts as 3 credits. A 2-credit lab counts as 2 credits. If you had a lecture/lab combined, that should be reflected in the credit hours for the course.

AMCAS makes no distinction between lab and lecture in filling out the coursework. Most secondaries require you to differentiate them so they can see how you fulfilled their requirements. But they only care about your pre-req classes for this purpose, not your research seminars, etc.