Taking undergrad classes with grad classes... how do schools see GPA??

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Ok so here is the situation. Im in the 'grad classes' portion of the pharmacy curriculum and plan to apply to med school this summer. However since pharmacy school does not cover the second semester of physics back in sophomore year I am taking physics II right now with all of my other grad classes. My question is how will the schools/AMCAS view this in terms of gpa. Will the grade from that class just be added to my undergrad gpa and not count for this semester? Im assuming this is the case, but it just seems slightly unfair because im taking the classes at the same time and the time im using to study for physics could be used for my other classes.
 

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Couldn't that be said for... anyone? taking... any class?
 
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Ok so here is the situation. Im in the 'grad classes' portion of the pharmacy curriculum and plan to apply to med school this summer. However since pharmacy school does not cover the second semester of physics back in sophomore year I am taking physics II right now with all of my other grad classes. My question is how will the schools/AMCAS view this in terms of gpa. Will the grade from that class just be added to my undergrad gpa and not count for this semester? Im assuming this is the case, but it just seems slightly unfair because im taking the classes at the same time and the time im using to study for physics could be used for my other classes.

If you are taking an undergrad class that is not required for the advanced degree it should be included in your undergrad GPA calculation.
 
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Couldn't that be said for... anyone? taking... any class?

No because in my situation if amcas seperates the gpas then the grades that medical schools see wont account for the fact that i was taking another class. So for example they might see a 3.5 instead of the 3.7 im actually receiving. But the 3.5 would probably be higher if physics wasnt there.

But i guess even if the gpas are seperated the schools will still see when the class was taken so it doesnt matter.
 

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Are you a Pharm.D student right now or still an undergrad? If you are still an undergrad, then your current classes will still be in your undergrad GPA on your AMCAS, it won't be separated out.
 

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Are you a Pharm.D student right now or still an undergrad? If you are still an undergrad, then your current classes will still be in your undergrad GPA on your AMCAS, it won't be separated out.

Im in the fifth year of a six year program so i am considered a graduate student by the university
 

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Have you read the AMCAS instruction manual, which gives a number of different scenarios and the correct answer for each one?
 
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