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How does AMCAS calc. your transcripts??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by spyyder31, Jun 20, 2000.

  1. spyyder31

    spyyder31 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 27, 2000
    Reno, NV
    How is the way that AMCAS calcualates your transcripts different from the way that your school calculates them?
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  3. DocGibby

    DocGibby Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 1999
    The biggest difference is that AMCAS will average all the times you retook any class into one grade (my undergrad university, for example, drops the lowest score when figuring gpa). Also note that AMCAS (the MD application service) and AACOMAS (the DO application service) differ on this. AACOMAS will drop the lowest score for retakes. In addition, any classes you took at another college or university are all compilied into an overall cumulative grade point average. Furthermore, they calculate a separate science GPA along with the cumulative GPA. Check the AMCAS handbook for their definition of "Science" classes (note AACOMAS and AMCAS differ on this definition).

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