Another GPA question--Help!

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  1. Tweetie_bird

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    so..let's say that you've figured out your BCPM classes..and you wanna do non-sci classes. Is non-sci GPA = your cumulative GPA after graduation???? Or is your non-sci GPA = the actual GPA once BCPM classes are taken out of the mix??

    So does this mean, that we're going to have THREE GPA's to our names??
    BCPM GPA
    Non-Sci GPA (which is not inclusive of BCPM classes)
    CUMULATIVE GPA after graduation.
     
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    UCMonkey Senior Member

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    You're right on...

    In fact, the AMCAS app lists 3 GPA's:

    Cumulative,
    BCPM, and
    "All others"

    So yes, you have 3, count 'em 3 different GPA's.

    BTW, once you put your grades into the online AMCAS, it does all the math for you, which is pretty nice (you may or may not have known that).
     
  4. Tweetie_bird

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    oh cool!!! You're awesome!
    I am so happy to hear this. I like my non-sci GPA....and i hate my BCPM. :( ick....anyway, thanks for the good news!

    PS: the anal person that i am, I am doing my own separate calculations just to make sure AMCAS is right on track.
     
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    marleybfour Senior Member

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    What does BCPM stand for? I have a dismal GPA from 20 years ago. Then I have a Master's degree in Psychology (3.86 GPA) and then about 120 credits in undergrad classes, including a nursing degree and sciences (3.88 GPA) Do you know how this will be added/ broken down for me? ( I don't look forward to listing these 280 credits. If I start the application today I might finish by Christmas!! :) )
     
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    BCPM = Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math.

    I have no idea how your GPA is going to be broken down. The best thing to do is ask an advisor at your state school posing the question as a "potential candidate."Good luck!
     
  7. SMW

    SMW Grand Member

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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 marleybfour:
    <strong>What does BCPM stand for? I have a dismal GPA from 20 years ago. Then I have a Master's degree in Psychology (3.86 GPA) and then about 120 credits in undergrad classes, including a nursing degree and sciences (3.88 GPA) Do you know how this will be added/ broken down for me? ( I don't look forward to listing these 280 credits. If I start the application today I might finish by Christmas!! :) )</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think you're going to have to list every single class, and the science, non-science and cum GPA's will be calculated by classifying every class and just doing the math. AMCAS does not calculate separate GPA's for different institutions (I'm less certain about what they do about undergraduate/graduate GPA's -- anybody know that for sure?).

    Yep, I'd start now getting all those classes listed. I hope you have transcripts from all your schools to work from! :)
     
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    marleybfour Senior Member

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    Do you guys also know if my nursing classes are considered science? I am not talking about the nursing "theory" type stuff, but the classes that actually targeted the different "systems."

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    I think I already know the answer to this question: Does amcas use + and - grades or just basic letters?
     
  10. racergirl

    racergirl Senior Member

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    AMCAS includes + and - grades.
     
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    sandflea Senior Member

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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 SMW:
    I'm less certain about what they do about undergraduate/graduate GPA's -- anybody know that for sure?).
    </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">undergrad and grad GPAs are kept separate on the AMCAS app--there are separate boxes with the BCPM/AO break-down for each one individually. what this means is that your grad GPA isn't averaged in with your undergrad GPA, and it's your undergrad GPA that adcoms use to make decisions.

    if i remember correctly, nursing courses are NOT considered science courses--they're considered 'health' courses, which don't factor into your BCPM GPA.
     

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