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Synopsis: I went to community college for 2 years and have 90 credits. I took a broad range of classes, from music to philosophy but no sciences accept astronomy. My gpa is at ~ 2.9 (I didn't know what I wanted at this point)

I am considering going to OIT for pre-med which also turns out to be a biology degree. About 30 credits that I already have from cc apply towards the 180 needed for the degree. Does anyone know if my 2.9 gpa of the 90 credits combine with the final biology degree gpa?

I'm just curious because even with all A's for the remaining 140 credits, my gpa would only be around 3.3 which is a bit low.

If my gpa is only calculated from the required classes then my gpa could be much higher in the end (3.8 at max)

I would appreciate any input. Thank you very much.
 

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Your GPA will include every college-level course you have taken. You will have a separate science (BCMP - biology, chemistry, math, and physics) GPA and an AO (all other) GPA, and a total/combined GPA. A high science GPA will be noticed, but you should aim for as high as you can do, get good extracurriculars that demonstrate your committment to medicine, and score well (30+) on the MCAT.
 

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Synopsis: I went to community college for 2 years and have 90 credits. I took a broad range of classes, from music to philosophy but no sciences accept astronomy. My gpa is at ~ 2.9 (I didn't know what I wanted at this point)

I am considering going to OIT for pre-med which also turns out to be a biology degree. About 30 credits that I already have from cc apply towards the 180 needed for the degree. Does anyone know if my 2.9 gpa of the 90 credits combine with the final biology degree gpa?

I'm just curious because even with all A's for the remaining 140 credits, my gpa would only be around 3.3 which is a bit low.

If my gpa is only calculated from the required classes then my gpa could be much higher in the end (3.8 at max)

I would appreciate any input. Thank you very much.

AMCAS takes all college coursework into account when calculating your GPA, so all 90 credits count. However, they calculate BCPM (science and math) and overall GPA separately.
 

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You haven't taken any science classes? Sounds like a great opportunity to me. Do well in science courses, come out with a great science gpa and a decent overall gpa and you'll be fine.
 
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