kbarsness Posted February 24, 2012 Share Posted February 24, 2012 I apologize if any of these questions have been answered. I don't typically spend my time on this board. I was just combing through the CASPA website and had a few questions. For the nonscience GPA, the website says it does not include professional coursework. What does that mean? For example, I am a nutrition major, does my nonscience GPA not include a course such as life cycle nutrition or food science? It says that your science GPA is calculated based off of specific classes (ie. biology, chemistry) and then goes on to include "other science" would that include food science? Or a course such as food toxicity? Does CASPA omit +/- when grading? So if I earned a B- in a class, it would be considered a B? I am a little confused with the table it has on its FAQs page: 90-100 A, 80-89 B... etc. For many of my classes, the grades are curved, so a 78 percent may be B, does that mean by CASPA's standards it is a C? I was told that in most cases, CASPA helps your GPA "look better." Is this true for most people? I withdrew from Organic Chemistry to re-take it knowing that CASPA would average out the two grades if I had ended up with a C in the course, earning an A would still only average out to a B. Was that a better choice than taking the C? It says a "Withdraw Failing" is considered an F. I took a W for the class. Does that mean it will be calculated as an F? Any feedback or advice is welcome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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