Hi everyone, Excuse me for what initially might seem as kind of a ridiculous question, but I go to Northwestern, which is on a quarter system, meaning that I will not get my Spring grades back until about June 18. The problem is that, of course I would like to just submit the AMCAS application on June 1 as soon as it opens, but actually I am taking three BCPM classes in Spring, all of which I am completely certain I will get a 4.0 in. After all of the math is done, the difference will between a 3.88 (not including spring) or 3.90 (including spring). I realize that this is only a .02 difference (which realistically is not significant), but in this case it is also the difference between a 3.8 or a 3.9 (the latter of which would seem to stand out quite a bit more, despite the tiny difference). I realize that my science GPA is fine already, but I am shooting for schools like U of Chicago and Baylor, so I feel like every little bit helps given how arbitrary the selection process can be sometimes. What would be the relative importance of submitting it 2 weeks earlier vs. having the extra .02 points on the GPA? For those of you that speak highly to the importance of submitting it immediately, how do you even know that this truly makes a difference? Thirdly, would it be possible/helpful to fill in the grades earlier (as soon as I get confirmations of the grades from the professors) before sending my transcript? Another thing to consider is that 2 of the 3 classes are genchem III and orgo III, meaning that their respective grades may be more important to med schools than other higher-level, extraneous science classes. Sorry for the specific question, I did read some other posts regarding this issue, but they involved a much larger gradient in GPA (2.6 vs 3.0) and time of submission (June vs. August); hopefully this information will apply to multiple people coming from quarter-schools. Thanks in advance for all of your help!