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Does postbac get included in your undergrad GPA?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Tweetie_bird, May 17, 2002.

  1. Tweetie_bird

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    Hi guys,
    I am so tired of this monkey on my back, I finally wanna get it off.....So DOES IT or does it not??? I called AAMC and I have a feeling they hire lab monkeys to answer the phones....

    I have 8 credits worth of 3.8 in my post bac, but I could not get it on my undergrad transcript b/c it's a "vocation class." I really want it to be counted as part of my undergrad GPA, is there no way I can have it done??? Will AMCAS in the end (upon verification) add class to my undergrad gpa??? it could really use a boost!!! Please help <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    sorrento Senior Member

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    Tweetie, can you clarify? Why are these credits considered vocation classes? Are they BCPM?
     
  5. Tweetie_bird

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    sorry, my "vocation class" was an EMT training that I did. I don't think it would even count as BCPM....I am having a hard time having it count on my UW transcript, let alone BCPM.
    Tweetie
     
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    AMCAS separates the undergradate GPA by freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and postbaccalaureate. They then report an overall, BCPM, and all other GPA for undergraduate courses that takes all those GPA's into account. The final reported GPA and BCPM GPA will count every undergraduate class you've ever taken. The only courses that are not counted in the undergraduate GPA are graduate courses and courses taken as Pass/Fail.
     
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    The EMT training would count under the Health Sciences category and not BCPM.
     
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    TweetiePie Senior Member

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    having completed postbac premed myself, i know that everything counts
     
  9. Tweetie_bird

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    oh, thanks for the precise answers guys.
    I suppose I'll just classify it as a health sciences post bac class. whatever happens after that after the verification.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Why do you need it on your UW transcript? Just submit the transcript from the school where you took it. Was it a community college? Enter that college seperately from your other schools.

    It will count in your undergrad GPA.

    Between undergrad, grad school, and my post-bacc classes, I had five separate transcripts.
     
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    hi spacecadet,
    I wanted to put it on my UW transcript b/c it raises my GPA (by rounding off) to about .1

    But the issue is resolved. Thanks for your feedback. :)
     

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