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Retaking a class & AMCAS GPA - NOT the same old question...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by SailCrazy, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. SailCrazy

    SailCrazy I gotta have more cowbell
    10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2004
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    Ok, so I've done a search and read 1001 AMCAS GPA threads. I still haven't found the answer to my question.

    I know that many people have said that when you retake a class AMCAS "averages" your grades.

    Does it really average those two grades, or does AMCAS just tread them each as an individual class in your GPA calculation?

    For example:
    Bio 2, 4 credits, you get a C and an A. (taking the class twice)

    Does AMCAS count this as one four credit class in which you earned a B?

    Or does it count them as 1 in which you earned a C and 1 in which you earned and A? (The equilivant to two four credit classes in which you earned a B.)

    Would it make any difference if you took the classes at different schools?

    Thanks for the help!
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  3. 1 A and 1 C will be counted. Your GPA averages ALL grades by adding all earned GPA credits dived by ALL credit hours attempted.
  4. Luthertaketwo

    Luthertaketwo Membership Revoked

    Mar 14, 2004
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    I'm pretty sure they just include them both into your GPA as 4 credit C and a 4 credit A.
  5. zinjanthropus

    Physician Faculty 15+ Year Member

    May 31, 2003
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    Attending Physician
    both classes count towards your amcas gpa...doesn't matter where you took the classes

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