Graduate or undergraduate level summer courses to boost gpa

May 27, 2010
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I just graduated from Vanderbilt this may, and I applied to medical school this past cycle and am on the waitlist for the school in my home state. The school suggested that I take upper level (graduate) biology courses and I plan to do some in the Fall at the university near my home. However, I would like to take summer classes in order to boost my gpa since I am applying this cycle again and would have to turn in my application before my Fall grades turn in. Should I focus on taking graduate level classes (not many options for that) or undergraduate level upper division bio courses (more options) or a combination of both?
 

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I just graduated from Vanderbilt this may, and I applied to medical school this past cycle and am on the waitlist for the school in my home state. The school suggested that I take upper level (graduate) biology courses and I plan to do some in the Fall at the university near my home. However, I would like to take summer classes in order to boost my gpa since I am applying this cycle again and would have to turn in my application before my Fall grades turn in. Should I focus on taking graduate level classes (not many options for that) or undergraduate level upper division bio courses (more options) or a combination of both?
You could do both. What is your cGPA, sGPA, MCAT, ECs? If you don't feel comfortable sharing it publicly, PM me.