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sshashid87

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this is a dumb question, but i wanna know...it looks like i'll graduate with a 3.695 cgpa...for magna cum laude at my school its a 3.7...anybody have an idea if the schools round up? i know a 3.69 won't get it, but 3.695 can go either way (i've had profs. declare an 89.5 not a 90 for me so im paranoid...worse is i got a straigth B, not even B+)...thanks for the info
 

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You will probably not qualify for magna cum laude. At my school, even if you had a 3.699 you wouldn't get it. You have to get a 3.700 or above to qualify.

Honestly, it doesn't make a bit of difference. A 3.695 and a 3.700 are basically synonymous, and med schools couldn't care less about the "cum laude" distinctions - instead they focus on your GPA and grades in the pre-reqs.
 

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Ugh...that made me feel good and bad all at the same time...good that med schools don't care, bad that i would be .005 away from the next distinction...alright, thanks for the quick response and congrats on your acceptances...
 

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Yeah, as far as I know, GPA's don't round up like that. But like others have said, once you're wearing that white coat, does it really matter?
 

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Well, if it makes you feel any better, AMCAS will probably round it up to a 3.70.

I had a 3.692 calculated by my school (on a slightly different scale) but I ended up with a 3.70 calculated by AMCAS.

To explain a little further: at my school an A- was an 11/12 (=3.67); however AMCAS calculates an A- as a 3.70...so I was bumped up just enough to make that 3.70 cutoff.
 
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