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Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by wwxx, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. wwxx


    Aug 17, 2014

    Since SOPHAS sometimes calculates a different GPA from the one on transcript, does anyone know what factors could affect the calculation to be lower or higher? I'm from UC, so I'm at quarter system, and I know SOPHAS transfer it to semester credits, could that possibly make my GPA lower or higher? I'm a little worried because I've heard of people getting 0.2-0.4 lower/higher, and that could make a big difference if it happens to me.
    Anyone had experience in this?

    Thanks in advance!!
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  3. IntriguedStudent

    IntriguedStudent Oops 2+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    Chicago, IL
    I don't think it should change your GPA much. I'm not very familiar with the quarter system, but I would guess that when they transfer them over to semester credits, it would mean that each class is weighted less heavily. Depending on how your grades line up, I couldn't really tell you which way that is going to sway you (if at all) though. That's just my guess.
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  4. wwxx


    Aug 17, 2014
    Thanks for your input. I thought it wouldn't change much, if at all, until I saw some people say their GPA is changed by 0.3-0.4ish...and that is a lot! Then I started to kind of worry. But if each class is weighted less after transferring, then mine might go up a bit as I have a very bad GPA...Thanks again

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