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

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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!


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.


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