plarsonoddball

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How do I figure out my overall GPA, combining undergrad and postbacc work?

I'm taking upper level science courses and redoing some undergrad courses.

The AMCAS will take this as one GPA, correct? They combine the two for one GPA on the application?

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they combine every college and postbac course into two GPA's: an overall GPA, and a science GPA. There are no +/-, so it's either 4.0 for an A+/A/A-, 3.0 for any B, 2.0 C, etc. It's hard to know exactly what they will count for science GPA though...they factored some of my Psych courses into a science GPA, but left many out as well. But you can get a good estimation if you work it out yourself...chances our your actual GPA will be very close to AMCAS's
 
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they combine every college and postbac course into two GPA's: an overall GPA, and a science GPA. There are no +/-, so it's either 4.0 for an A+/A/A-, 3.0 for any B, 2.0 C, etc. It's hard to know exactly what they will count for science GPA though...they factored some of my Psych courses into a science GPA, but left many out as well. But you can get a good estimation if you work it out yourself...chances our your actual GPA will be very close to AMCAS's


Er...I'm pretty sure that if your school gives +/- grades, AMCAS also will calculate your gpa with +/-, with the only exception that an A+ = A = 4.0. AMCAS's official grade conversion info is here: http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2007amcasgradeconversionguide2.pdf

AMCAS calculates a gpa for every separate degree/program, and then also calculates a "total" undergrad (and total masters, if applicable) gpa. So with a psotbacc, schools see 1. your undergrad BA gpa, 2. your postbacc gpa, and 3. the combined gpa of both the BA and postbacc. It's the last one that really matters most to med schools, but you should know that the other gpa's are calculated and given to med schools. (I know this because I had to *explain* which gpa was which to an interviewer once...)
 

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I have an AMCAS grade calculator on my computer at home. If you PM me I will send it to you.


plarsonoddball - I got your PM but your inbox is full so I'm not able to send you the link. I'll just put the link here, I guess. If anyone else needs it you're more than welcome to use it. I got it from someone on here (can't remember exactly who it was, though, so I can't credit them - sorry!)

http://download.yousendit.com/F2DA3871593B91BE
 

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plarsonoddball - I got your PM but your inbox is full so I'm not able to send you the link. I'll just put the link here, I guess. If anyone else needs it you're more than welcome to use it. I got it from someone on here (can't remember exactly who it was, though, so I can't credit them - sorry!)

http://download.yousendit.com/F2DA3871593B91BE

I made the spreadsheet! :D
 
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