Credits vs GPA

  • 3.3-3.4 (15-18 credits)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3.9 (12-13 credits)

    Votes: 10 100.0%

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Jul 18, 2016
31
10
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Pre-Dental
Is it better to take 15-18 credits and get a 3.3-3.4 or take 12-13 and get a 3.9? How do you think adcoms will take each scenario
 

redhotchiligochu

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Jul 11, 2016
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Is it better to take 15-18 credits and get a 3.3-3.4 or take 12-13 and get a 3.9? How do you think adcoms will take each scenario
I am thinking the latter. Because of my major and prereqs, I did EXACTLY the former and I don't think it's making me look good. We'll see in a few months.
 
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Jul 18, 2016
31
10
Status
Pre-Dental
Thanks guys! I have 38 credits to makes my GPA competitive.. does not help that I decided in my third year to apply to dental school... I hope adcoms don't look down on me for having a lower course load...
 

LuckBloodandSweat

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May 26, 2015
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GPA> CREDITS!!!!! Funny thing was I was doing 14-16 credit semesters and getting sub 3.4s. Then I ramp it up to 16 and 20 and get 3.81 and 3.78... What are the odds of that...
 

LuckBloodandSweat

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May 26, 2015
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In all honesty though 12-13 isn't super low. I'd say under 12 is cause for concern (part time student) and even then if you have a legit reason (working to pay for school) it wouldn't be that bad.
 
Dec 12, 2013
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Pre-Dental, Other Health Professions Student
I didn't know these two were inversely correlated. Why not shoot for a 4.0 in either sense?