Science GPA

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Do upper level courses count towards the science GPA? I have a 4.0 in all of them except for orgo, in which I got a B and B- +pity+ . My overall is around 3.8 but my science plummeted to 3.65 due to those grades. Will my upper level Bio major courses count in this?



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Yes, for the most part. If your class was taught in the "Biology Department," then it definitely counts. For example, I am taking "Forensic Molecular Biology" next year -- the call number is BIOL 438, so it will count toward BCPM. If you have questions about any specific courses, look at the AMCAS help file and go to the section about BCPM grade calculation - they have a table with classifications of different courses.
 

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Do upper level courses count towards the science GPA? I have a 4.0 in all of them except for orgo, in which I got a B and B- +pity+ . My overall is around 3.8 but my science plummeted to 3.65 due to those grades. Will my upper level Bio major courses count in this?

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I wouldn't sweat that GPA, but certainly if you are planning to take additional sciences and do well, that would help with the trend (you'd rather it go up in later years). All undergrad level bio, chem, physics and math dept courses go toward the BCPM.
 
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It sounds like you have plenty of science classes left to bring your BCPM up. I wouldn't worry about it.

AMCAS will ultimately compute your numbers for you, but as a general rule, they will use the department as a guide for what constitutes a BCPM class.
 
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