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How do Medschools look at undergrads who transferred?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by UCdannyLA, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. UCdannyLA

    UCdannyLA Senior Member
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    Need some help! please? :)

    My first two years of undergrad were at Rutgers University...I got a 3.76 GPA there as part of the honors program.

    I transferred to UCLA this year (I'm a third year) b/c my family moved to Southern California. I have a 3.6 through 2 qtrs (but looking to improve a lot more b4 I apply next year; to around 3.75+).

    So my question is...how will med schools look at my academic history? will my GPA be combined..or separate?...will med schools weigh my UCLA GPA more?

    Thanks a ton

    P.S.
    Rutgers counts B+'s as 3.5...but UCLA counts them as 3.3. What do med schools do?
     
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  3. terpgirl

    terpgirl Senior Member
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    I honestly think they won't care if you transfered. Why would it matter? Rutgers and UCLA are both good schools, and you did well at both.

    -Liz
     
  4. martianMIKE

    martianMIKE Junior Member
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that it's factored into your AMCAS GPA.
     
  5. bigbassinbob

    bigbassinbob Senior Member
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    Yeah it is.
     
  6. dlchrist

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    The AMCAS has its own method of weighing As and Bs so your grades from both institutions will be given equal weight. I transferred from U of Rochester to Washington U after one year and took several courses at a state school as well. The grades were all factored equally and when I interviewed the interviewer only asked a few questions regarding why I had transferred.
     
  7. JohnHolmes

    JohnHolmes Large Member
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    For the purposes of the AMCAS app, your BCPM will be combined and your total gpa will be too. I think you are totally cool, and this won't hurt you one bit. It could even help you and give you some cool perspective other students don't have!

    JH
     

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