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Pre Med Prerequisites in Graduate School

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by dsdmurray, May 12, 2014.

  1. dsdmurray

    dsdmurray 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2014
    I am just finishing my first year of a MS in microbiology and am taking a few extraneous premed classes I failed to take in my undergrad (Physics I and II). The big question I have concerns my GPA and BCPM of these classes.

    I know that the graduate level classes factor into their own part on the AMCAS application, but how do undergraduate classes taken as a graduate student work? They do not count for my degree (they wont even be listed on my application to graduate).

    Thank you in advance for any help, the entire graduate undergraduate distinction is very undefined.
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  3. DrMidlife

    DrMidlife has an opinion 10+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    We had a nontrad post about this a few years back. The gist, as I recall, is that undergrad courses that count toward your grad work are problematic, otherwise they are normal undergrad work and are listed as such on AMCAS.

    You'll want to look this up in the official AMCAS instructions, which are quite thorough and useful.

    Best of luck to you.
  4. gonnif

    gonnif Only 1021 Days Until Next Presidential Election Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2009
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    If they are NOT used towards your graduate degree, then they are listed as PB and will be combined with other UG GPAs
    BTW, any grad work not used to a degree is also PB and is combined with UG GPA

    The instructions from AMCAS on this read as follows:

    *Assign Post Baccalaureate (PB) status to any undergraduate level coursework you
    enrolled in:
    ---After receipt of your initial BA/BS degree.
    ---While enrolled in a graduate program, if coursework is not applied to a
    graduate degree.

    *Assign Graduate (GR) status to any professional or graduate-level coursework that
    is not applied to an undergraduate degree.
  5. dsdmurray

    dsdmurray 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2014
    Very cool, thank you very much. This will be very good for my GPA and BCPM.

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