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  1. From what I heard, you are literally taking the 1st 2 years of medical school didactic. I think on their website they say you are in the same class was medical students so basically take out match year and you have Stanford’s PA program.
  2. Hey guys, I'm not planning on applying for a while as I am making sure I have my ducks in order. One question I can't seem to find an answer on CASPA's GPA FAQ is regarding research. At my school (Humboldt State University), all biology majors are required to take at least a semester of research as a letter grade. Throughout my major, I have accumulated 9-semester units as a letter grade [27 units total towards research] of research that being undergraduate research in chemistry and biology as well as a year internship at UCSF. These 9 units are a letter grade and on my transcript as CHEM 495 or BIOL 499 or BIOL 482. So my question is DO THESE COUNT TOWARDS MY CASPA sGPA?
  3. Is the GPA you reported the one on your transcripts or did you calculate your CASPA GPA? If you haven't calculated your CASPA GPA I would highly recommend doing that
  4. Im probably not the best person to take advice from since I am in the same process as you, but more of the responses I have seen on other threads suggest take community college classes in science (12 units/term) . A certificate is good but they are also expensive.
  5. I was pretty shaky starting out (2.2-2.7) and then I significantly improved once I was given testing accommodations (3.6-3.7) but this last semester I took 19 units and was doing 2 separate independent research projects which led to me getting a 2.5 for that semester :-/ . I still have 16 more units left until I am done. I know that I have to take more classes after I graduate to improve my GPA but I am trying to figure out the best plan for that based on how CASPA calculates GPA and how many different ways they allow schools to analyze your GPA.
  6. Hi all! I have read the CASPA GPA guidelines in depth and either there is no details on this or I have simply missed it. When calculating your yearly GPA what does CASPA classify as a freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior? Is it the 1st 2 semester = freshman or 1st 30 units = freshman. Here is the link: https://portal.caspaonline.org/caspaHelpPages/frequently-asked-questions/processing-your-application/grade-point-average-gpa-calculations/ Thanks!
  7. Thank you both for your insight! Definitely helpful! With that being said, does this mean that my prerequisite grades will be averaged too? Example: Organic chemistry: D Retook organic chemistry: B Therefore my average prerequisite grade for organic chemistry is: C Thank you again for all your help!
  8. I am currently about to finish my undergraduate degree (B.S. General Biology). I have 16 more units left and then Im done. I have a 2.969 cGPA and 3.02 sGPA. I recently decided that I want to become a PA and I am realizing that I will need to retake courses to increase my GPA sadly my 0.03 points if I am lucky. I have a lot of research experience, 1 publication pending (second author) and 1 I am currently in the process of writing (1st author). I am 23 years old and have over 5,000 hours of research experience (medical chemistry and regenerative medicine). Sadly, I know that this probably does not account for much when applying to PA school. I still need to work on my healthcare experience and in the mean time I know that I should probably work on the grades 1st. So normally when you retake courses in your undergrad, the letter grade is replaced therefore helping your GPA. However I have been told that once you graduate and decide to retake courses, the letter grade is not replaced and instead added onto your GPA. Is this true? Please help, I really want to get into a PA program and I want to know the truth about my situation.
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