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Posted Accepted GPA Question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by mrqwerty14, May 13, 2007.

  1. mrqwerty14

    Oct 6, 2006
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    Medical Student
    I have a few questions, since I'm a little confused about posted accepted student average GPAs on schools websites and other databases (US News & Report, etc).

    1.) Are these GPAs the ones given by AAMCOMAS or AMCAS? So Osteopathic schools could have an average accepted student GPA of 3.4, but it is actually a 3.2 when calculated through AMCAS, since it doesn't include repeats?

    2.) Accepted students GPA - Does this just include grades at the time of application, or all the classes taken until matriculation into med school?

    Thanks and hopefully that all makes sense.
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  3. clc8503

    clc8503 Senior Member

    Mar 31, 2005
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    1)First question: The grades are given by both the AAMCOMAS and the AMCAS .
    Second question: Yes if repetas were involved the AMCAS gpa would be lower.

    2) Quite frankly I don't even see why it matters. Just do the best you can in your classes and apply. This is a pointless question.

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