Say I receive a C in a course. Then I take it again next semester, and receive and A. At my school, the higher grade is kept. Will the fact that I actually retook a course hurt me in the future on admissions? Especially if I keep the higher grade?
Exactly. So while the net effect is "averaging" the grades, it's just like you took two classes. AMCAS counts each and every instance a grade was assigned.BrettBatchelor said:Well if you get a C in Calc I and retake and get an A then AMCAS counts both grades and it nets a B.
AMCAS and medical schools don't care what your undergraduate school thinks your GPA is. So your school's policy doesn't matter at all. The lower grade *will* show in your AMCAS GPA, which is what schools look at.Chris127 said:But at school, its not averaged into your GPA, just the higher grade. So I'm asking as to whether when med schools see that on AMCAS, will they be concerned, even though the lower grade wouldnt show in my GPA?