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I've been wondering this because I have a 3.65. I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be considered a 3.7, but what about a 3.68?

Or is a 3.7 anything above 3.7 (ie 3.7-3.79)?
 

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I would say 3.7 (assuming you are talking about the GPA for a competitive applicant to med school) should be looked at as 3.70. Anything above 3.70 is a competitive GPA. Anything below does not meet the cut just because there are so many applicants. However, it is still good enough for many schools.

Otherwise, I have no idea what you are asking.
 
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I would say 3.7 (assuming you are talking about the GPA for a competitive applicant to med school) should be looked at as 3.70. Anything above 3.70 is a competitive GPA. Anything below does not meet the cut just because there are so many applicants. However, it is still good enough for many schools.

Otherwise, I have no idea what you are asking.
3.70 is good enough for any school.

And for the OP, if someone says "You should have at least a 3.7 to apply to Y SOM", obviously it means "approximately" 3.7+. If it's 3.9, great. If it's 3.7, great. If it's 3.68, well, you're close enough that it doesn't matter, it might as well be a 3.7.

(This doesn't stand for schools which prescreen, I assume. If the computer program screens at 3.7 precisely -though no medical school would screen for such a high GPA in this country- then you're out of luck with your 3.68.)
 
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OP is wondering how GPAs are rounded when only looking at one decimal place
 

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If you don't know how to round numbers, you have no business going to medical school. Sorry.

Treat it the same as any other number when rounding, really.
 
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Three and seven tenths. 3 7/10. 37/10 (in improper fraction).

2/10 post :).
 
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I would say 3.7 (assuming you are talking about the GPA for a competitive applicant to med school) should be looked at as 3.70. Anything above 3.70 is a competitive GPA. Anything below does not meet the cut just because there are so many applicants. However, it is still good enough for many schools.

Otherwise, I have no idea what you are asking.
Now THIS is a hilarious post!
 
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