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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lola, May 10, 2002.

  1. lola

    lola Bovine Member
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    I know this has been answered a million times, but the search engine is disabled and I was having trouble finding the answer. What happens if you get a "W" in a course? Is it included in your AMCAS GPA or is it not counted at all?
    I signed up for a foreign language course for fun this semester and took it "credit" "no credit", not realizing "no credit" = F! I was going to try to get a W now even though it's too late, but if that counts as F too, then there is no point. It wouldn't even matter except that I am thinking of taking an English course there in the fall as a med school requirement so would need to turn in my transcript.
    Thanks!
     
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  3. ginseng

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    You must report on your AMCAS, and it will show up on the report, especially if they will recheck your AMCAS when they receive your official transcripts.
     
  4. lola

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    But I don't know why they would ever receive this transcript if I never listed I went there. I know it's a bit dishonest, but really, I don't think my No Credit in Intermediate Conversational Spanish should factor into my GPA when I've already received an A in Intermediate Spanish from a much more challenging school. I think I will not report it and take English elsewhere.
     
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    1) TRY to change it to a W. Then it will not affect your gpa AT ALL.

    2) If you choose not to report a grade and a med school finds out, you could be kicked out. On the W thread you were looking for, somebody posted that they know of someone who was kicked out of med school (after it started) for witholding grades. A W is no big deal, so I think you should try to change it to that if possible.
     
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    are Audits considered in the AMCAS gpa?

    in high school, I audited courses @ a local comm college for educational purposes. About 15 hours worth...Does that count against me in any way?

    better not.. :confused:
     
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    Those are for no credit but it may be to your advantage to list them, since it could make you look like a student "thirsting for knowledge" :p

    I took this "wonderful" course for no credit hours called "aerobics medley" and I failed, so now I get a nice big Unsatisfactory on my final transcript.
     
  8. racergirl

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    BY ALL MEANS, withdraw from the course and report the W. The W won't hurt the GPA, and if it's an isolated incident (which it sounds like it is) then it'll be no big deal. DO NOT LIE AND OMIT THE GRADE--you'll just be asking for trouble!
     
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    haha..good foxy.

    Thing is...my current school includes the hours of audited classes with my GPA, thus lowering my GPA by several points. That make any sense?

    example:

    60 hours of real classes + 15 hours of audited= 75 hours.

    Points earned from 60 hours= 240= 4.0 GPA.

    Points earned divided by 75 hours= 3.2 GPA.

    It's not that severe, but comparable.

    I'm left asking...wtf? :confused: I hope AMCAS isn't like that.
     
  10. Doctora Foxy

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    Blitzkreig, I think you should read the help window on AMCAS to be sure, but I really doubt that Audited classes count for a grade on amcas, since they are for no credit....but if the letter grades show up, I wouldn't put it if I didn't have to.

    It doesn't matter to AMCAS if your school counts the auditted classes in your gpa, b/c amcas calculates its own gpa. So therefore, if AMCAS doesn't count the classes, then it won't hurt you. Did that make sense?
     
  11. lola

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    i FINALLY found someone helpful at the community college where i was taking the course :) everyone else i talked to before had said it was too late to withdraw. she said i should be able to get a late withdrawal if i explain my circumstances. PHEW! now i won't have to worry about withholding information and can hopefully take the english course there next semester.
     

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