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GPA rank in AMCAS??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Monkeymaniac, May 9, 2007.

  1. Monkeymaniac

    Monkeymaniac Member 7+ Year Member

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    I just have a one quick question. On the AMCAS application,
    do we have to indicate our GPA rank? or do we only have to
    record our GPA there? Thanks!
     
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  3. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Neither. They calculate your GPA for you (its often different than your schools) and a lot of schools don't have GPA ranks so you definitely don't need to put that.
     
  4. bwonger06

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    i dont want to go thread stealing

    does that AMCAS calculate A+ as 4.0 or 4.3?
     
  5. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    4.0
     
  6. bwonger06

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    bastards...

    so my AMCAS and college transcripts will have two different GPAs? (our A+ count as 4.3 but cumalative GPA capped at 4.0)
     
  7. kelvin81

    kelvin81 Member 5+ Year Member

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    med schools will only consider your AMCAS-calculated GPA. It's good to have a couple A+'s on the transcript though.
     
  8. ADeadLois

    ADeadLois Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    An A+ doesn't exist in AMCAS land. It's a 4.0. Your GPA rank is not a part of your application.
     
  9. soeagerun2or

    soeagerun2or Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    Lol do you guys have nap time and get extra credit for playing nicely too?
     
  10. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    That would have been AWESOME.
     
  11. Bacchus

    Bacchus Administrator Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

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    This is why I respect my university's grading scale. Its exactly the same as AMCAS. I won't be slapped in the face come application day.
     
  12. Monkeymaniac

    Monkeymaniac Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  13. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Yup. AMCAS will calculate their own GPA with A+=4.0 Which makes perfect sense since a lot of schools don't even give out A+
     
  14. DoctorPLASTIC

    DoctorPLASTIC Banned Banned

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    FALSE. Every school gives out A+. Just because you havent earned them doesnt mean they arent there. Study harder and maybe you will get one someday. But the best bet for you would be to just change a B+ and write over it with a marker to an A.
     
  15. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

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    Haha, you can't be serious.
     
  16. DoctorPLASTIC

    DoctorPLASTIC Banned Banned

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    Every School does. I guarantee it!:thumbup:
     
  17. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Its a troll. Put it on you ignore list. Its not worth responding to.

    Its the same old loser that always has a new name around here but hes been more subtle this time (not by much though) and hasn't gotten banned yet.
     
  18. flaahless

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    No they don't. It depends on the school's system. I've gotten 98% or more in plenty of classes and have been the high in many more. However, my school only gives solid grades A-B-C-D-F. No A+ for me.
     
  19. DoctorPLASTIC

    DoctorPLASTIC Banned Banned

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    Have you gotten a 100%? I am guessing not! :sleep:
     
  20. FrickenhugeMD

    FrickenhugeMD 5+ Year Member

    There is no A+ at my school. I have gotten over 100% in a class before, and guess what? it's still a 4.0. Maybe your school does it to make you feel that much better about yourself when you do well.
     
  21. pennybridge

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    that's a funny sentiment coming from a student who has classes where you can get over 100%
     
  22. DoctorPLASTIC

    DoctorPLASTIC Banned Banned

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    BURN!:laugh:
     
  23. Institute

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    It depends on the classes and professors mr. smarty pantz0r. quit while you're ahead cause you really are showcasing the 'university of spoiled children' part.
     
  24. tredici

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    in one of my classes i got an A+++ but alas it only counted as a 4.0

    but my teacher put a nice smiley face next to my final grade so it all worked out in the end.
     
  25. DoctorPLASTIC

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    I never said it didnt! I merely said every SCHOOL has A+. Did I say that every professor gives A+ (please show me where i did). Quit before you say something that shows your intelligence (or lack of).....oops too late for that!:sleep:
     
  26. spanamit

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    So it is safe to assume you have attended every school in the country?

    Way to go around demoralizing other SDNers. I bet you are the kind of person who sits in front of the class for every 8:00am Ochem lecture and tries to suck up to the professor after class, trying to bump your C- to a C+. Get a life.
     
  27. LifetimeDoc

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    If you want to calculate your AMCAS GPA, try this spreadsheet...
     
  28. Bengalswillwin

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    Yes, he is definitely worst than me :smuggrin:
    At least I don't insult others directly - although I do make some ourtageous claims and clearly speak my closed-minded opinions :D
     
  29. alwaysaangel

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    Don't feed the troll.
     
  30. flaahless

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    I actually did. A few times. Transcript still reads A. Not A+.
     
  31. DoctorPLASTIC

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    Actually I am the one who doesnt go to class and sets the curve (high score)...you know the one who you are jealous of!! OH and When you get accepted to med school...then come talk to me. (the more I think about it you should probably substitute in "IF")

    :sleep:
    So you are in a class that the prof may not give them out. But at least one class at your school gives A+. Just because "you" havent gotten one doesnt mean they dont exist. Thats like you saying girls dont exist either huh?
     
  32. spanamit

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    I suppose it was that stellar B+ that you equate with setting the curve. You must have really low competition at school, if people like you are setting the curve.


    As far as that goes, I promise I will let you know when I receive my first acceptance. And if I apply to USC, I sure hope I don't receive a jerk like you as my student interviewer.
     
  33. alwaysaangel

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    Spanamit - stop responding to it. Its a troll. If you ignore it - it will go away.
     
  34. spanamit

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    You are right. Sorry. I guess I am still learning my way around SDN.
     
  35. DoctorPLASTIC

    DoctorPLASTIC Banned Banned

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    Well since I said it was my first B+, and not in the class we were talking about........hmmn I am guessing you just sounded like a total tool, yeah thats sounds about right!

    Dont worry about me interviewing you it wont happen...You first have to be invited!

    Stop being bitter towards me......Thank god you didnt get into a CA school, youll be far far away!:D
     
  36. pennybridge

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    this thread sucks. you all disappoint me.
     
  37. gotmeds?

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    Well, it looks like this was the post that did it. I hate to say it, but thank God I don't have to look at that stupid baby-falling-down-the-stairs avatar anymore.
     
  38. kelvin81

    kelvin81 Member 5+ Year Member

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    second this. He should be banned on SDN a long time ago.
     
  39. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Its the same old troll. I'm not sure why they let him stick around so long - I originally reported him ages ago. Its the same guy and he had a very distinctive writing style - its pretty hard to miss him when he's made a new acccount.

    But I realize the mods around here have other stuff to worry about and lives of their own so they can't always catch it.
     
  40. gotmeds?

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    I have to admit it was kinda funny when he went by alwaysanangel, stole your avatar, and pretended to be you. Although I can definitely understand why that would tick you off.
     
  41. LteAprlIntervew

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    Yeah I rember when he did that. Quite the character that Dr eugenic.
     
  42. gotmeds?

    gotmeds? 5+ Year Member

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    He's baaaaaaaack! I gotta admit, though, I like this avatar a lot more than the last one.
     
  43. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

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    Nah I have to admit even I giggled at that one. I loved the noobs who got very confused in a few threads where both of us were posting. But seriously - he's got the same style every troll and he always seeks me out and makes a point to call me 'he.' Haven't figured out why he latched on so hard but don't really care.
     

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