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Just curious what the heck the difference is between these two... Have searched anywhere and can't find it. I read BCP consists of upper and lower level courses, such as Physiology, Biochem, Molecular, etc.

Anyone have a list?
 
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Biology/chemistry/physics/biochemistry vs all science courses such as anatomy, physiology is the difference between BCP and SGPA
 

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Biology/chemistry/physics/biochemistry vs all science courses such as anatomy, physiology is the difference between BCP and SGPA
I read that phys and anatomy fall under "biology"..?
 

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BCP GPA: All undergraduate, graduate, and cumulative courses identified on your transcript as Biology, Chemistry and Physics are used in computing this GPA.

Science GPA: All undergraduate, graduate, and cumulative courses identified on your transcript as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math and Other Science is used in computing this GPA.

Source: http://www.adea.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=24512
I read that. Unsure what is classified as an "other science".
 

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The simplest explanation: the difference is just math courses. Science GPA include math, BCP does not. Everything else between the two is the same.
 

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The simplest explanation: the difference is just math courses. Science GPA include math, BCP does not. Everything else between the two is the same.
That's what I thought!
The simplest explanation: the difference is just math courses. Science GPA include math, BCP does not. Everything else between the two is the same.
thank you!!!
 

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There are a few more than just math courses that are a part of your science GPA. I had the same question and called AADSAS and they have a large list of what is considered science. For example, computer science courses I took in undergrad were counted as science.
 

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There are a few more than just math courses that are a part of your science GPA. I had the same question and called AADSAS and they have a large list of what is considered science. For example, computer science courses I took in undergrad were counted as science.

You're right about that - the "Other Science" list is actually pretty substantial. It looks like there's a new category (Behavioral Science) that also is considered to be Science.

http://www.adea.org/uploadedFiles/G..._ADEA_AADSAS/ADEAAADSASCourseSubjects2018.pdf
 
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Is that statement school dependent or definitely an overall trend?

I'm assuming an overall trend applicable to most schools - the courses that get the most focus are your core pre-reqs and upper level sciences, which all fall under BCP. The other courses still get looked at, but Science and Non-Science can include courses that are less relevant to predicting your success in dental school (e.g. how you did in computer science classes or in a philosophy class).
 

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The simplest explanation: the difference is just math courses. Science GPA include math, BCP does not. Everything else between the two is the same.

Do you know which is more critical? BCP or sGPA? Because I have a substantial difference in my BCP (~3.45) and sGPA (~3.21). Which would schools look at more?
 
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