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How AMCAS calculates grades

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by shkaun, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. shkaun

    shkaun 5+ Year Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    I was reading this AMCAS PDF and it said grades with + are n.3 and - are n.7, (so an A- would be 3.7,) but they didn't say anything about a A+ not being a 4.3. Could this be that they count A+ as a 4.3 to factor it in?
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  3. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

    May 28, 2006
    Boston & NYC
    A+ = A = 4.0
  4. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Orange, CA
    Like Robbizzle said. No. A+ is only 4.0
  5. dasacohen

    dasacohen S.D.N=addicting 2+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    Berkeley, CA
    ditto (A+ is also generally not factored into undergrad GPA as 4.3, usually it's 4.0).

    It's important to note that they also calculate your BCPM (Bio, Chem, Phys, Math) GPA and you can look up which of your classes qualify in those categories on the AMCAS website. So you'll have two GPA non-BCPM, and one BCPM
  6. HumbleMD

    HumbleMD hmmmm... 7+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    East Coast
    What kind of schools give out A+s, or much less count them as a 4.3? My goodness, it's like back in high school when some laughable schools graded AP and honors courses on a 5.0 scale and kids start going on about their 4.4 GPA. I always wonder, what the hell does a 4.4 GPA even mean?
  7. Aynsl156

    Aynsl156 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2007

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