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spike_nlstnm said:
Hey every one. I am senior at CUNY (hunter). I am trying to calculate my AMCAS GPA. My college has alpha with +/- system. I am confused about the semester hour column. What does this refer to? The # of hr the course meets or the credits, because in my college some courses the # cr’s and hr’s differ?



http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/advisors/conversionguide.pdf

read the section of amcas that says.....help for 2007 application.....youll find it in that pdf. :sleep:
 

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laurenem said:
if your school is on the semester system, just use the number of credits (usually 4 per class). if it's not a semester system you have to use the conversion chart. Anyway, don't worry about calculating the gpa, they'll do that for you when you get verified.

i just said that in the post above....open your eyes... :sleep:
 
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laurenem said:
if your school is on the semester system, just use the number of credits (usually 4 per class). if it's not a semester system you have to use the conversion chart. Anyway, don't worry about calculating the gpa, they'll do that for you when you get verified.
Yes my school runs on a semester system, fall, spring, summer. Ok for e.g. General Chemistry I 4hr and 3cr. and General Chemistry Lab I 5 hr 1.5 cr. I should put the 3cr and 1.5, in the column marked semester Hours.

As for why I want to know this, is because depending on which method they use (hoping for hr) my GPA will increases greatly.

http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/conversionguide.pdf
http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2007amcasgradeconversionguide2.pdf
 

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spike_nlstnm said:
Yes my school runs on a semester system, fall, spring, summer. Ok for e.g. General Chemistry I 4hr and 3cr. and General Chemistry Lab I 5 hr 1.5 cr. I should put the 3cr and 1.5, in the column marked semester Hours.

As for why I want to know this, is because depending on which method they use (hoping for hr) my GPA will increases greatly.

http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/conversionguide.pdf
http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2007amcasgradeconversionguide2.pdf

and if they dont .....you can do anything about it..... :sleep:
 
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laurenem said:
hmm... I'd say give amcas a call on monday and ask them. It's not as straight forward as mine was. They're pretty helpful with questions like this.


yeah, that's what am going to do man. :thumbup: :cool: :D :oops: :)
 

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But what does it matter what the gpa is? Your AMCAS GPA shouldn't be so different from your school's calculated GPA that you would choose different schools to apply too? Just call and ask or wait until you are verified and see what GPA they give you.
 

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spike_nlstnm said:
Yes my school runs on a semester system, fall, spring, summer. Ok for e.g. General Chemistry I 4hr and 3cr. and General Chemistry Lab I 5 hr 1.5 cr. I should put the 3cr and 1.5, in the column marked semester Hours.

As for why I want to know this, is because depending on which method they use (hoping for hr) my GPA will increases greatly.

http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/conversionguide.pdf
http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2007amcasgradeconversionguide2.pdf

When you say your Gen Chem course is 4 hr and 3cr, do you mean that you're in class for 4 hours/week but you only get 3 semester hrs worth of credit? If so, then you have to put 3 on your AMCAS. I'm assuming this is the case since your lab is 5 hours and 1.5 cr. Most labs are time consuming but end up giving little overall semester credit hours.

So basically you need to enter 3 and 1.5 in the column marked 'Credit Hours' for the two examples you listed...