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Is computer science counted in the sGPA?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by mwsapphire, May 15, 2018.

  1. mwsapphire

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    Hi,

    I'm a rising senior. I just took Computing I with lab this past spring and did not do great in it. I've looked at the course classification guide for DO schools, and I don't see computing in either science or non science, so I'm very confused. Does it count in the sGPA or not? I'm hoping someone with experience applying to DO schools with computing courses on their transcript can help me.


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  3. Chris07

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    Computer science classes counts as a non-science course. If it's a real computer science class (ie. a class taken by CS Majors or offered by your CS department) it will actually fall under Mathematics. If it's a "Here's how you use a computer...now make an excel spreadsheet" type class, then it will fall under some other category.

    In fact here is the subject guide for AACOMAS. You'll be needing that when you put your application together:

    AACOMAS Course Subjects
     
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    Edit: Repeated content. Go with what @Chris07 said.
     
  5. mwsapphire

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    It was a "real" computing class offered through the CS department, I was taking the class along actual Computer science majors. The course was COMP.1010.

    So , it's math, and therefore not in the science GPA, perfect. I hate to sound dense but the way my anxiety is I need to be a 100 percent sure. I also would have to tell my pre health advisor that it's not in the sci GPA and he would want me to be a 1000 percent sure....
     
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    As a former computer science major i can assure you that on my application none of my math or Comp Science courses counted towards my science GPA....and I thank God for that every day.

    That list also places those subject under the "non-science" category so I think that's strong evidence.

    Another thing to note is that this only pertains to AACOMAS. AMCAS (the MD application system) may count it differently.
     
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    ( just for the future readers of this thread)
    MD does not count engineering or CS, but it does count Math. It just counts engineering classes and CS classes as non-science. The funny thing is, DO schools count engineering courses. Strange.

    I mean, for MD schools, they don't count the CS and engineering classes because that would screw up the GPA for CS and engineering majors , and those classes aren't even relevant to med school.
    DO schools are more random.Engineering counts as science but CS counts as math so it's not included. Like what the hecks. Engineering classes are GPA ruiners.

    But for Bioinformatics majors, we take mostly bio classes and a few CS classes, and CS isn't your thing, then it's helpful.
     

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