What to do when your over all GPA is lower then 3.0

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Re: What to do when your over all GPA is lower then 3.0

Postby adaeze02 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:02 am

MDgoals7 wrote:What University did you go to?
When do you plan on taking the MCAT?
What is your science gpa?

These are important factors in determining what route you should take.



University of Pittsburgh
Science GPA: 2.20
MCAT Schedule: July 27 or August 3
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Re: What to do when your over all GPA is lower then 3.0

Postby adaeze02 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:46 am

@MDgoals7

Correction, Science GPA: 2.35
MCAT Schedule: July 28
University: University of Pittsburgh
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Re: What to do when your over all GPA is lower then 3.0

Postby CaribMD » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:54 pm

FSUchess99 wrote:
CaribMD wrote:
No more then 3 withdraws
No more then 3 repeats
No more then 3 MCATs

see the pattern?


Not trying to be insulting to you here, just finding the most effective route for myself, but:

-I just called NSU again, they said it makes no difference to them how many times a course is repeated.
-I called PCOM and they said they don't even get the transcripts, they just accept the GPA that is sent to them by AACOMAS.
-CCOM said it is a minor concern, the cGPA 3.1 would be a larger concern.
-MSU COM also said repeats aren't a concern as long as the science GPA is very high.

Ive sent out emails to other admissions departments, waiting on reply.


No Insult but lets be logical here ( I know this is old but I think it should be addressed)

Repeating courses lowers the GPA since the retake will be averaged with the course
Of course if you retake all the science it will be looked at
AACOMAS does do a different average than the school
Lower GPA will be a problem agreed
You mentioned a few schools there and "Phone conversations" in writing is better and even then what they say and write may be different then what they really do

Look my advice is general, its to put forth the best not what might work but what does work.
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Re: What to do when your over all GPA is lower then 3.0

Postby CaribMD » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:57 pm

adaeze02 wrote:
MDgoals7 wrote:What University did you go to?
When do you plan on taking the MCAT?
What is your science gpa?

These are important factors in determining what route you should take.



University of Pittsburgh
Science GPA: 2.20
MCAT Schedule: July 27 or August 3

Where you went.......little impact, although thats a good school
GPA is too low for US schools even most Caribbean schools
Taking the MCAT, I wouldn't unless
You are going to a Caribbean school or can get a Post Bac to accept you.

The Caribbean schools who will accept you do not require an MCAT

OK rehab

You need to go for a MS degree or Post Bac in Science and prove yourself with 3.5 GPA
that may get you into a US DO school

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Re: What to do when your over all GPA is lower then 3.0

Postby adaeze02 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:41 am

Good Advice. I was planning on doing my Masters in Immunology/Microbiology. I believe this is the best route for me to take.
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