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AMCAS GPAs for Reapplicant

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by tzekel, May 15, 2014.

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  1. tzekel

    tzekel 2+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I will be applying to medical school for the 2014-2015 cycle due to begin this June. I previously applied in the 2012-2013 cycle (the cycle before last) and I have a sort of stupid/paranoid question regarding the AMCAS-calculated GPAs:

    If I haven't taken any new courses since my last application, will my AMCAS GPA(s) change from their previous values? Does AMCAS change its algorithms between cycles?

    I know it's a silly question, but I can't help being paranoid that my GPAs will be calculated to be lower this time around, even though I haven't taken any new courses.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. justAstudent

    justAstudent SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    No, it should stay the same.
     
  4. tzekel

    tzekel 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks!
     
  5. gonnif

    gonnif Only 1194 Days Until Next Presidential Election Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    it doesnt change, and even if it did, there isnt anything that you could do. So therefore, it shouldnt be a factor in your stress/paranoia

    Rule 1: Take a Breath
     
  6. PreMedOrDead

    PreMedOrDead I'm sure you'll get in... 2+ Year Member

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    And to this day I always thought Rule 1 was "If it can be stressed about, it will be."
     
  7. Lost Jackal

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    Well...I was a re-applicant with the exact same transcripts and my GPA DID change (but only went down by 0.01-0.02 or something negligible like that). Yes, I complained to AMCAS (twice!), and no, they didn't change it to what it had been the previous year. Even though I explained to them EXACTLY how they calculated it incorrectly the second time round. Not that I'm bitter or anything... :)
     
  8. gonnif

    gonnif Only 1194 Days Until Next Presidential Election Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    No, no, no, that's in the "Premed 10 Commandments" which starts with

    1) Thou shalt be paranoid
     

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