Are pre req grades adjusted into your cum GPA?

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I have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and was wondering if the 10 pre req classes I take will be adjusted into that. I sure need it. If they are adjusted in for applications, how do I find out my new GPA? Some of the pre reqs I'm taking are classes I already took before in my undergrad degree but wanted to get a better grade.

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If you apply through PTCAS your cumulative GPA will be every class that you take, including pre-requisite and repeated courses. PTCAS also calculates separate GPA's based on several different categories such as your PT pre-requisites, freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years, upper divisioin courses (300 level and higher), post bacc, and graduate courses if you have taken them. They break down each course and give you a GPA for anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, biology, psychology, movement science, math, and so on.
 
If you apply through PTCAS your cumulative GPA will be every class that you take, including pre-requisite and repeated courses. PTCAS also calculates separate GPA's based on several different categories such as your PT pre-requisites, freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years, upper divisioin courses (300 level and higher), post bacc, and graduate courses if you have taken them. They break down each course and give you a GPA for anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, biology, psychology, movement science, math, and so on.

Cool.. So will it show me what the calculated GPA would come to just so I have a better feel? Also some schools I am applying to don't use the PTCAS so would they likely average them in as well?
 
Yes, they list your overall GPA along with the PT pre-requisite GPA, and other specific GPA's that I had listed. Your overall GPA will include all courses you have taken, including classes you retake (ex. if you get a C in Physics, retake it and get an A, they will count both for you overall GPA). Schools vary in what they do with courses that you retake. Some take the average of the two grades, some count the better grade, and some will count both. Just check with the school that you are applying to. As for schools that don't use PTCAS, they will calculate everything themselves. I applied to one school that didn't use PTCAS, and I just had to fill out a sheet that had all of the PT pre-requisites.
 
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