Transferred during undergrad...relevance of old GPA?

fuzzywuz

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Hey all,

I spent one year at my first undergrad and took Gen Chem (A-, A-) and Bio (B-, B). Top tier university.

The following year, I transferred to an Ivy league university and finished my undergrad career there. Aside from the first year hiccup (crappy orgo grades C+, and B-), I've maintained a consistent upward trend.

My question is... I know that all grades would count when entering it into AMCAS. However, when med schools look at it, do they count the school where I finished my undergrad career more heavily?

Thanks!!
 

ChubbyChaser

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they probably just look at your gpa and the ug that you graduated from.
 

Raryn

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Everything is weighted by units, no matter where you took the class. I.E. a 3 unit class at your first institution is weighted the same as a 3 unit class at your graduating one.
 
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fuzzywuz

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Yeah I figured... my old school typically weighed their courses with 4 credits. At my current school, a course of the same caliber would yield only 3 credits...

I guess the only thing I have going for me is an upward trend.