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How do you calculate GPA for pod school? Is it based on the same BCPM as pre-med? I took a lot of mathematics in my first undergrad. That would be great.
AACPMAS will calculate numerous GPAs. The GPAs and hours will be summarized by academic year within undergraduate (freshman through senior year), post-baccalaureate and graduate work. There will be a running total GPA for each academic year that will add all coursework together for an overall total GPA. For example, if you have taken several courses after your bachelor's degree but not for a graduate degree, these courses would be listed as post-baccalaureate courses and would be added to your overall GPA, but would still have a separate post-baccalaureate GPA. This would also be true for graduate work. In addition, courses will be divided into a Science and Non-Science category for each year and will have a running total through the post-baccalaureate and graduate work.
In addition to your Total GPA, AACPMAS calculates Science and Non-Science GPAs.
Your Science GPA is calculated based on these courses:
Math and Statistics
Your Non-Science GPA is calculated based on these courses:
Hope that helps.
I think it's ridiculous that kinesiology is counted as 'other science'...
That's not what I meant at all, there are MANY sciences that matter. For the sake of medical school/other health profession schools, the sGPA gives them the sense of rigor in the sciences, how can one handle the intensive classes, and overall that is why they separate it in the first place. In my personal opinion, kine and psych are amazing subjects and sciences, but for the purposes of school applications, they are not in the same category in rigor' and labwork.
by the way, premed87 why are you gunning for pod school with those stats? It's one thing to be genuinely set on podiatry, like me, but that is not the case with you given your many med posts (and name...) right?