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AMCAS seminar today--any Q's?

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  1. Tweetie_bird

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    Hi guys,
    I am going to an AMCAS seminar today offered through my undergrad (at 5:00 p.m. pacific time). Do you guys have any specific q's you want me to ask for you???

    Write ASAP.
    Tweetie
     
  2. driven

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    Thanks Tweetie,

    Can you ask what Course Classification would be for research credit?
     
  3. Tweetie_bird

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    by research you mean 499 (undergrad 499)??? I believe those go under BCPM if you received a grade for it. I'll ask anyway.
    Tweets
     
  4. Yogi Bear

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    I think this has been answered before on previous posts but it'd be nice to get some "official" answers:

    1. If I took courses in high school at community colleges that were equivalent to courses I took when I entered my university, how do those apply to gpa? (i.e. I took a Physics for Engineers course in HS through a cc, and got a B. When I took physics at my university, I got an A. How would you calculate gpa? Average the two, take the better grade, etc?

    2. If I do bad in a course at my undergrad school, and plan to retake the course, how would gpa be calculated? I.e select "no credit" for the first effort, select "grade" for the second effort? Or, is gpa also averaged between the two attempts?

    thanks.
     
  5. Street Philosopher

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    For course title, do I put something like:

    Chemistry 14A
    Chem14A (the way it shows up on the transcript)
    or Structures and Equilibria (the title of the course)
     
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    Are you in California (Northern or Southern?)?

    Q: Do they recommend that you try to fill up the entire 1/4 page for each experience (post-secondary experiences), if possible?
     
  7. Tweetie_bird

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Post Count +1:
    <strong>For course title, do I put something like:

    Chemistry 14A
    Chem14A (the way it shows up on the transcript)
    or Structures and Equilibria (the title of the course)</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">both. page 37 of the AMCAS instruction booklet says that you put in "course number/course title." I would put both.

    Tweetie
     
  8. Tweetie_bird

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by nswimr:
    <strong>Are you in California (Northern or Southern?)?

    Q: Do they recommend that you try to fill up the entire 1/4 page for each experience (post-secondary experiences), if possible?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Just as FYI: there's a whole thread on this, so you may want to read other's opinions. Search for: "AMCAS - Experience Description-Briefly describe this experience in 510 characters ... "
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Can you ask what Course Classification would be for research credit?
    </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I called AMCAS today about this. They said that graded research / indpdt. study credits should be classified as "other" for the course classification, even if it was in a science area (example: Biology research). According to the specialist I spoke with, research credits do not count towards BCPM and that they will change the classification post-submission if research is indicated as a science.
     
  10. Tweetie_bird

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    alright folks. I am leaving soon so I assume all of you got your Q's in?

    Tweets
     
  11. JZZZZZZZs

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    Tweetie,
    Did you ever get answers to these questions? Thanks! :)
     

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