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BluMist

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started collecting materials for future cycle, and just received an unofficial transcript from community college

I took a BCPM course at this community college during my freshman year of high school; the transcript specifically says "HS-Course taken for High School Credit Only"

attempted credit: 5.00
earned credit: 0.00
grade: C
GPA: 0.00

do I really have to add a 0.0/5.0 to my sGPA because of this?
 

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If you made a C why did you receive no credit?

You do have to enter it but you would enter it as a 5-credit course with a grade of C, which will go down as a 2.0 not 0.0
 

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You did not get credit for it so it does not get factored into GPA.
??? Failing a class and getting no credit for it doesn't stop it from going into your GPA. It's the credits attempted that matters
 

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??? Failing a class and getting no credit for it doesn't stop it from going into your GPA. It's the credits attempted that matters
Couple issues with this...
1) The OP didn't fail the class. A C should be passing for community college. He would have earned a 2 in the normal case, but he didn't.
2) The reason he didn't earn any credit is the following >>> "HS-Course taken for High School Credit Only" If it says high school credit only, that indicates that no credit was earned in the CC.

Another way to go about this is to try and calculate the GPA omitting the course and see if it matches with the transcript's GPA calculation. I don't think any legitimate CC would omit failed classes from GPA calculation, and this is one way to confirm it.
 
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OP, email AMCAS for specifics. It's a special case.
 

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Sent a quick email, will see what they say about this. Exempt does seem to fit.

This was the only class I took at this CC, so cannot figure out whether this factored into the cumulative GPA.
 

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I missed the high school credits only, if you weren't awarded a CC transcript showing college credits then you shouldn't have to mention this at all
 
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well, it IS on the CC transcript but no college credit (as far as I can tell). I'll let AMCAS confirm, and I'm not trying to omit this intentionally.
 

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I'm guessing this is why it shows 0 credits awarded despite a passing grade, because it doesn't count as a college class
 

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You earned no college credit so the grade did not provide any points toward the GPA. If it has been for credit it would have been 5 credits at 2 points per credit.
 
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You earned no college credit so the grade did not provide any points toward the GPA. If it has been for credit it would have been 5 credits at 2 points per credit.

I cant find the specific regulation on this, but a high school class taken for high school credit even at a college is one of the rare exceptions where it simply would not be counted. It is not a college level course.
 
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