GPA from ALL schools counted?

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IamGonzo

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Hi guys, I have a quick question regarding undergrad GPA.

I have attended 3 colleges total, the first one I attended I quit second semester due to family and exgf medical problems. I have 4 Fs that semester because I quit. This however was a catalyst for me deciding to pursue medicine.

I started over at a new CC to get the pre-reqs to attend a state university. After 2 semester at CC I transferred my credits to my current and final under-grad uni.

Will my F's (which were not transferred) at my first college be counted in my GPA for Med School admissions?
I am currently sitting on a 4.0 for this semester and cGPA from last school is 3.8, but if I have to factor in my first school I am screwed.

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Yes, unfortunately all coursework taken since high school (as well as college coursework taken during high school) will be lumped into a cumulative GPA.
 
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Yes, unfortunately all coursework taken since high school (as well as college coursework taken during high school) will be lumped into a cumulative GPA.

That's ONLY AP courses, correct? I don't see the reason for Medical schools to see the results of high school courses ..
 

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If you retook any classes, AACOMAS DO schools will only count the last attempt, provided the credits were the same or greater. This is a good way to get rid of the negative effect of those Fs. It is only the MD med schools that calculate in every grade.

What if these classes were not "transferable" but the same course?
Ex/ PSY-101 <--> Psych100
 

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That's ONLY AP courses, correct? I don't see the reason for Medical schools to see the results of high school courses ..
Some people, like myself, took community college courses while in High School. These courses are the ones that will count. AP or college prep courses don't count.
 

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That's ONLY AP courses, correct? I don't see the reason for Medical schools to see the results of high school courses ..

Sorry, my phrasing was confusing. I meant all courses taken after high school graduation (4 year university, vocational school, online coursework, etc). AP courses might be accepted for waiver credit at your university, at which point they'll land on your transcript.
 
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What if these classes were not "transferable" but the same course?
Ex/ PSY-101 <--> Psych100
Courses needn't be retaken at the same school. And the course title need not be identical to invoke grade replacement, but they do need to be demonstrably similar per the two course catalogs. You probably will be able to consider the second of those Psych classes a retake for the first for DO med schools outside Texas. All official college transcripts need to be submitted to the application service, whether another school accepted a course in transfer or not. You do not need to send an AP transcript, as you only get course credit for it if a college awards it, and then it will appear on that institutions record.
 

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this is a personal opinion,
but I think that even though you got four F's and it probably makes your gpa look horrible, play them up to your strengths. The job of the admissions bored is to admit students that will succeed in med school and become great physicians.
at some point or another things happen in our lives, its a question of how you deal with them. if you are able to go from f's in a crisis, get so motivated to be a doctor and get a 4.0, that says louder than anything else that you can overcome failure.


they will look at everything. but they will also consider everything else, granted you don't leave it up to their imagination, and explain it. :) that's what personal statements and recommendations are for.

i am in a very similar situation.
 
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this is a personal opinion,
but I think that even though you got four F's and it probably makes your gpa look horrible, play them up to your strengths. The job of the admissions bored is to admit students that will succeed in med school and become great physicians.
at some point or another things happen in our lives, its a question of how you deal with them. if you are able to go from f's in a crisis, get so motivated to be a doctor and get a 4.0, that says louder than anything else that you can overcome failure.


they will look at everything. but they will also consider everything else, granted you don't leave it up to their imagination, and explain it. :) that's what personal statements and recommendations are for.

i am in a very similar situation.

This is inherently true, but your cGPA has to be high enough to get someone to look at it. If you have two years at 4.0 but a cGPA of 2.5, you still are going to get rejected everywhere.
 
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