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Science GPA?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Booza, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. Booza

    Booza Lux et veritas 7+ Year Member

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    My friend and I were arguing over admissions criteria <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . So to settle a bet, are ALL science courses factored into the science GPA? Would nutritional science courses count? Also, is an A-counted as a 3.7 (and not a 3.67) on the med application? Furthermore, what semester are grades counted until for medical school? For traditional undergrad. pre-meds, fall of the senior year grades count? And Spring of the Senior year doesn't right?

    Thanks for the info! :)
     
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  3. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

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    Many schools are going to ask for your fall semester grades, so you'll end up sending them a transcript. I don't know if they actually FACTOR those courses into your GPA especially if you've already interviewed...my guess is that they ask for them just to ensure themselves that you are still spitting out decent grades. You're right about the spring grades though...you'll be asked to send in a final transcript once you've accepted and have decided to matriculate at that school.
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    My school's calculated science gpa is slightly higher than amcas, which leads me to believe that amcas uses A- as 3.67, not 3.7. Sorry I'm too lazy to look it up. The difference is only .01.

    Usually all science courses are factored in. I think nutritional science counts.

    Your semester grades thru the end of your junior year will be counted on amcas, and then you will send your fall transcript when it becomes available. When you graduate, you will send your spring transcript to the med school you matriculate at.

    Later Booza! (Mr. 4.0 <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> )
     
  5. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Hmm. I thought it was 3.7.

    Anyway, I thought you had a 4.0?? What happened, buddy?
     
  6. Taty

    Taty Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    What about comp science and information systems classes..where they count? Science?
     
  7. trout

    trout Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I was an engineer and none of my computer science classes or even some of my higher end chemistry classes counted (engineer classes definitely don't!!) Yeah I don't get it myself!!! As much as we all screamed about the amcas online but one advantage of the horrible amcas system that was installed is they specify much more directly what counts as science and what doens't (they actually list them in a pop up window)
     
  8. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    An A- is calcuated as 3.7 for the AMCAS GPA.

    Nutrition courses would probably count in the Health Sciences GPA calculation although you can try to mark them as Biology so that they are calculated in the Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics (BCPM) GPA otherwise known as the Science GPA. This may delay your application if AMCAS needs to re-categorize your GPA.

    Computer Science courses are categorized as Computer Science/Technology GPA and this is not part of the BCPM.
     
  9. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    Don't worry dude. You have a 4.0 which means both your science and non-science GPA is 4.0. :D
     
  10. Ibis

    Ibis Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    #1) To pretty much mirror mpp's statement, an A- is calculated to be a 3.7.

    #2) I'm confident that the nutritional science class is not considered by AMCAS to be a science course. I imagine you can attempt to slip it in, but I don't think it'll fly.

    #3) Your AMCAS GPA consists of the grades you submitted w/in the appl, itself. Subsequent semesters (i.e. Fall & Spring of senior year) is often requested to see that you haven't slacked off and can also be used to strengthen your application.......so I've been told.
     
  11. Booza

    Booza Lux et veritas 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
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    Later Booza! (Mr. 4.0 <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> )</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Thanks for the replies all! As a grad student, I have taken a completely different route (the long way)... Would have been more expeditious to apply to med. school back in undergrad! <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
     
  12. Booza

    Booza Lux et veritas 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by brandonite:
    <strong>Hmm. I thought it was 3.7.

    Anyway, I thought you had a 4.0?? What happened, buddy?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I took a nosedive! Senioritis is the medical term, I believe... :oops:

    <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    Sincerely,
    Mr. &lt; 4.0!
     

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