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Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by rambo45, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. rambo45

    rambo45 New Member

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    Hello,
    I am a student at one of the top 25 universities in the nation. I transferred from a community college, where I had a GPA of 4.0. However, in the school that I'm going to right now, I only have a GPA of 2.98, with GPA in Biology of 2.25 only(my major). I met my advisor(not my pre-med advisor) today, and he tells me that medical schools will only look at my current university GPA and how I am doing in my major. Is that true??? I calculated my GPA for 4 years, which includes classes that I took at the community college, and it comes out to be 3.5. My science GPA is about 3.6. So, my question is, will they include classes that I took at the community college to calculate my final GPA?
    Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Doggy

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    I believe that they will look at BOTH your overall and science GPAs, and theyy will include your community college grades. However, remember that AdComs are not blind to where you took your classes; they will take into account that a large part of your high GPA is from community college. Try to strengthen your GPA at your four year university to show them you can handle more difficult coursework. Also, like everyone says, the MCATs are a great way to level the playing field. Anyways, best of luck to you!
     
  4. Toran

    Toran Senior Member
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    Doesn't look good for now, however you can correct by hiking the 4 year GPA, getting clinical experience, and research.

    2.98 won't cut it.

    Toran
     
  5. rambo45

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    Toran,
    Does that mean that my community college GPA of 4.0 doesn't count, and they'll only look at my current school GPA of 2.98?
    thx
     
  6. DrWBD

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    On the AACOMAS (and AMCAS) application, you fill out all the classes you took at every undergraduate and graduate institution you attended. Thus, your community college classes do indeed count in the AACOMAS GPA calculation.

    However...

    Your lower GPA at your new college won't go unnoticed. As Doggy mentioned, the MCAT is the great equalizer. Do well on it (30 or better, with at least a 10 in each subject area) and I believe you will be a very competitive applicant.
     

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