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Calculating Science GPA

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by FormerITGuy, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. FormerITGuy

    FormerITGuy New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm trying to calculate my science GPA. What classes count towards science gpa? Would computer science courses count towards gpa? Also, I took a neuropsychology course which i'm not whether to include. Thanks.
     
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  3. Doctora Foxy

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    biology, chemistry, physics, and math count for the science gpa. If you're applying on amcas right now, it will calculate it for you. :) I don't think computer science classes count, and the neuropsychology will count if it is listed under the Bio department....sometimes people can classify it as part of their science gpa, but it often gets put in the "all other" gpa by the amcas people. :rolleyes:
     
  4. FormerITGuy

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    Thanks Foxy,
    The Neuropsych course is listed under neuro science and psychology at my school. So it is one of the borderline cases. Does this mean I have the option of not including this class, which I did really badly in :) , when calculating my science gpa?
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

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    yep, just classify it as psychology :)
     
  6. The Mysterious Stranger

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    I called AMCAS about this and the lady told me they will classify it according to how the class is listed on the OT, not by the departments it's listed under. I assume you mean that you can take the same neuropsychology course and get either neuro or psy credit--register for the same class as either PSY 301 or NEURO 301, for example. If the course on your OT is listed as PSY 301, AMCAS will generally classify it as a PSY class even if it's accepted as a neuro class. I was told to go by the classification on my transcript. I'm not sure if that's what you're asking. Foxy seems to be extremely knowledgable, so go with what she says. I just thought I'd provide you with extra info...even if it wasn't necessary <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    yeah I agree with mysterious stranger...just go with whatever it says on your transcript. I never took anything other than the basic prereqs as far as science goes, so I was never really in that situation. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> :p I just typed everything into AMCAS the way it was on my transcript.
     

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