AMCAS Question

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.

premed

Senior Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2002
Messages
277
Reaction score
2

Members don't see this ad.
When I applied to medical school for this past year, I put a bunch of my Independant Research 199 classes under non-science GPA. However, I realized that my research is under Neurscience and that I could put them under BCPM. Since I had about 3 quarters of 4 unit A's, I think this would significantly raise my BCPM GPA (which needs raising...only 2.91). Question is...when I reapply, should I list the research classes under BCPM? Would this cause them to red-flag my application because it was previously under non-science GPA? Any input would be great.

Thanks in advance!
 

bewitched1081

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2004
Messages
748
Reaction score
4
if it belongs under BCPM, then put it under there. even if they red flag it, it will still check out.
 

premed

Senior Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2002
Messages
277
Reaction score
2
Thanks for the quick response. It just says "Special Studies 199" on my transcript and since I did my research in Neuroscience, I guess it belongs there.

BTW, your Christian Bible quotes thread is really inspiring. :)
 

docmemi

1K Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2003
Messages
1,494
Reaction score
3
Originally posted by premed
When I applied to medical school for this past year, I put a bunch of my Independant Research 199 classes under non-science GPA. However, I realized that my research is under Neurscience and that I could put them under BCPM. Since I had about 3 quarters of 4 unit A's, I think this would significantly raise my BCPM GPA (which needs raising...only 2.91). Question is...when I reapply, should I list the research classes under BCPM? Would this cause them to red-flag my application because it was previously under non-science GPA? Any input would be great.

Thanks in advance!


if they think it doesnt belong, they will correct it. but schools are not told that you made a mistake. schools just get the final, corrected version.
 

Amy B

I miss my son so much
Moderator Emeritus
Lifetime Donor
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2000
Messages
4,303
Reaction score
3
Originally posted by premed
When I applied to medical school for this past year, I put a bunch of my Independant Research 199 classes under non-science GPA. However, I realized that my research is under Neurscience and that I could put them under BCPM. Since I had about 3 quarters of 4 unit A's, I think this would significantly raise my BCPM GPA (which needs raising...only 2.91). Question is...when I reapply, should I list the research classes under BCPM? Would this cause them to red-flag my application because it was previously under non-science GPA? Any input would be great.

Thanks in advance!

Schools will not know where it was placed before. And yes, by all means put it in the science part. I also took a course with that same name, but mine was a pass/fail. I did however put it in the BCPM section and AMCAS left it there.
 
Top