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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by SloppyJoe, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. SloppyJoe

    SloppyJoe Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I was looking at the AADSAS website for gpa calculation, and it seems that they don't figure in the pluses and the minuses? ie. A- or C+,..........is this the case?
     
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  3. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA Moderator Emeritus Exhibitor 10+ Year Member

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    that sheet in the ADEA.ORG website is wack. They do count +/- grades. However, if you go to a school like mine (university of washington) we use a point scale system. For example, we will not get an A on our transcript, but a number like 3.8, 3.9, 4.0. So we have to use another sheet given to us by our dental club to convert it (e.g. a 3.7 will equal a A- (or 3.667) and a 3.8=A (4.0) or a 3.4 will equal a B- (3.33)) So as you can see it may help us or hurt us, but luckily it helped me. :p

    I hope this helps. Don't focus on that grid that is the most screwed up thing. I was so confused after trying to figure that out.

    Also, I would recommend making an EXCEL spread sheet and keeping upto date with your grades.

    BCP = bio, chem, physics

    Science =BCP +other

    Overall

    Non-science

    This way you will be on top and know how you are doing before getting AADSAS to do it.

    DesiDentist
     
  4. SloppyJoe

    SloppyJoe Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    thanks desi! always helpful........I am not applying for a couple of years, but i am already sweatin' the details. looks like it's gonna hurt me.......keep getting those A-s.. :(
     
  5. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA Moderator Emeritus Exhibitor 10+ Year Member

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    no prob sloppy joe,

    make sure you make that excel sheet, that way you will know what to get next quarter and how that will help you. I did that and honestly I think that is why my gpa went on an exponential curve the last two years.

    I remember I was around 3.4 range and desperately needed to hit 3.5 and I just typed how many 4.0's i needed to hit 3.5. So last summer I took 35 credits to bump my gpa. It could be a lifesaver.

    When you have a ton of credits it gets extremely hard to bump up your gpa.

    Good luck,

    DesiDentist
     
  6. SloppyJoe

    SloppyJoe Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    the way i figure it is that i have to get straight a's for the rest of my academic career to get into dental school..........
     

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