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GPA Calculation, both overall and Pre-req?


New Member
Nov 11, 2015
  1. Pre-Physical Therapy
    So I'm a bit confused on how to calculate GPA.
    For PT school, do the classes you took at community college get factored into your overall GPA? Like do they add CommCollege GPA stuff along with University GPA? I live in Texas and I'm applying to only Texas schools.


    New Member
    Oct 5, 2015
    1. Pre-Physical Therapy
      Hi there,
      My community college classes taken after my undergrad were counted into my "Post Baccalaureate" GPA which combines with my "UnderGrad Cumulative" thus giving you an overall GPA on PTCAS. So yes, on PTCAS, community college courses do count towards your overall GPA.


      Full Member
      7+ Year Member
      Jul 27, 2011
      1. Physical Therapy Student
        yeah, what starrsgirl said. every single course you took after high school (pretty much) is included in your "cumulative/overall" GPA. Hence, the name!
        and for your pre-req GPA, programs typically calculate it in two ways:
        1) Avg out all of your prerequisite course attempts
        2) Only take the best attempts at each prereq course (so gracious!)

        BUT, some programs only allow you to repeat a course once or allow courses taken within the last 5 years, 7 years, 10 years, etc...
        There are so many unique guidelines to every single program, you will have to do some thorough research on the programs you are most interested in.
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