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Grad school gpa calculation question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Chino987, May 25, 2008.

  1. Chino987

    Sep 19, 2007
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    hello my grad school had grades of

    honors/high pass/pass/fail

    how do you calculate gpa based on this system? thanks
  2. njbmd

    njbmd Guest
    Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    May 30, 2001
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    Attending Physician
    You are not going to end up with a GPA for graduate school unless your graduate school calculates one for you. Look at your transcripts and see if this is the case. If not, send a letter to your registrar and see if they will do a grade conversion for you. In many cases: Honors = A; High Pass = B and Pass = C but your school may award more points for Honors and High Pass.

    In any event, pose this question to the AMCAS folks and let them tell you how they handle your graduate grades. You can do this by e-mail.

    The good thing is that graduate school counts about as much as an extracurricular activity. The bad thing is that if your graduate work is not distinguished and your undergrad is below average, graduate school becomes more of a liability than an asset.
  3. Alfred E Newman

    May 16, 2008
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    Hi, I've also attended a significant amount of grad school and am now applying to med school. Will admissions committees primarily judge my strength as an applicant by looking at my undergraduate record and undergraduate GPA's?

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