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Community College Factored In?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by BUmiken12, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. BUmiken12

    BUmiken12 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    Waco, TX
    I was just wondering if the grades from your community college are factored into your AAMCAS GPA. I've taken 20-something hours from my CC, and it'd definitely help. Thanks in advance...
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  3. Kadyra

    Kadyra Will drive for music. 7+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2001
    Glendale, AZ
  4. Sonya

    Sonya Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    I have a lot of courses at a community college. and then i transferred and will have a lot of courses here at WashU. anyway, my community college GPA will pull me DOWN (by maybe 0.05 to 0.1). so, would it hurt? (i didn't really know how to do well in college then)
  5. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    what about cc courses taken in high school?
  6. CoffeeCat

    CoffeeCat SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Yep, the count! Sucks for me and no one said a word in hs...I just knew that it would count for my college GPA. Bummer.
  7. Premed315U

    Premed315U Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    I took a CC class as a sophomore in high school. Now I'm at an ivy league school. I got an A in the CC class, but would it look bad to include it on AMCAS? I have a lot of As in classes as a real college student too, so I don't think it would make much of a difference in GPA anyway. Or, is it wholly required to be put on the AMCAS? Will admissions people know that I took this CC course before entering college?
    Thank you.
  8. Nanon

    Nanon An urban myth. 10+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2000
  9. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Yes, it is completely required to include ALL college coursework. And community colleges are "real colleges." Geeze.
  10. Also, remember med school ad coms most likely
    give less weight to CC grades vs. university grades.
  11. Atlas

    Atlas Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Columbus, OH
    The statment that CC credits will be given less weight by adcoms is not true. That may be the case at a few schools, but by and large, most schools care more about how you did while you were there than where you actually took your pre-reqs. There is truth to this. Email the medical schools you're interested in and ask them what their take is on CC credit. They'll tell you what I'm telling you. Why? Because I just asked them!! :) CC credit is acceptable on the same level of "university classes" as long as the CC is accredited. It makes no difference where you go. I know people as well who have gone on to big time medical schools after completing most if not all of their pre reqs at a CC.

  12. Premed315U

    Premed315U Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    None, I didn't mean CC isn't a real college. I meant I wasn't a real college student as a sophomore in high school.
  13. Mr. 4.0

    Mr. 4.0 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    The summer after I graduated from H.School, I went to this local Comm. College... and took 3 classes... Intro. to Comp., Public Speaking, and Expository writing.. Just to improve myself.. and I had no inclination of transferring my credit... Then, I had some car trouble and got tired of taking classes.. .and I didn't work hard or anything since I was not planning to, I have 9 hrs w/ a 2.0 GPA...

    and it would be a disaster if I need to factor in this is GPA into my already not so stunning GPA, so the question is.. Do I have anyway of avoiding it..?
  14. Medic171

    Medic171 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    No, they factor everything in

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