Medical Do post-bacc science courses count towards your undergraduate GPA?

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Hi! I really would like to increase my science GPA. Would Post-bacc undergraduate science courses factor into my undergrad BCPM gpa? Or would they count for something else/go into a separate pile?
The biggest thing with the post-bac (or SMP for that matter) is that you just do well. Look up the BCPM classes online, and take some of those, and ace them.
 

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Hi Goro, but do they still count toward your undergrad cumulative GPA?
No, once you graduate you are no longer an undergraduate. If the only courses you take are the post-bac courses, then the courses you take will affect your CUMULATIVE GPA. Your undergrad GPA stays the same.
 
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I am reading the AMCAS guide right now and it says "Postbaccaleureate coursework is included in the Undergraduate Total GPA, as well as in a separate Postbaaccaleureate GPA." Here is a picture:

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I'm amazed that they do it this way...it makes no sense!!!

I can assure you that AACOMAS doesn't do this.
 

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Why doesn't it make sense? Also, if I take post-bacc undergraduate courses, can you explain how AMCAS would use these to calculate GPAs? (Both BCPM and overall)
To me, post-bac means that you're done with UG, no matter what the course level is. But it seems that you already have your answer, courtesy of AMCAS itself!
 
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