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Med Folks!!Low GPA score+high Gamsat? Or ... still no-can-do



 
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potpot
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Med Folks!!Low GPA score+high Gamsat? Or ... still no-can-do Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I just need to know, my current GPA is around 5 and I've got on more year of uni left. Based on some serious calculation, pretty much the highest my GPA is ever going to get is 5.4.

Say if I have a GAMSAT score of 69, does that mean I still can't make it into med interviews because my GPA is not above the 5.5 threshold.

=( ?
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cat2devnull
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on the university. Take a look at the admissions guide for the details for the universities that you are interested in. (Keep in mind that they may change the admission process between 2011 and 2012.)

gamsat.acer.edu.au/images/documents/gmac_guide2012.pdf

Plenty of Universities don't actually have a strict cutoff but the rule of thumb is a Credit average is required to be competitive.

Also make sure you are calculating your GPA correctly. Most use this formula. "A GPA will be calculated for each of the last three full-time-equivalent years of their most recent undergraduate degree, including an Honours year if applicable.The three GPAs are weighted x1, x2 and x3 so that the most recent results contribute most to the weighted GPA used in ranking."

Hope this helps...
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potpot
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh thank you cat2devnull.

what if you do part time uni for 2 years? does the 2 years count towards one full year to make up as one of years they'll count into the gpa?

Hmm....what if I repeat a year? Obviously if I repeat a year, I'll get better marks for the subjects I've done already
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cat2devnull
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that 2 years part time would be considered 1 year. It is based on the courses definition of a 'year' not the calendar. As for repeating, that might be a bit tricky. I remember reading somewhere that they only consider your first attempt at a subject not any subsequent attempts. But don't quote me on that, you might need to talk to ACER for clarification.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Please excuse me if this is a dumb question, but I'm just a bit confused where it states that the most recent results will have greater weighting.

I've done a three year degree, but during that time I've completed some second and first year units in my final year of study. Will they still be weighted as first and second year units, or are they now worth more because I've completed them most recently?

(Once again, sorry if this is an obvious question)

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rubyslippers99 wrote:
where it states that the most recent results will have greater weighting.


Page 14 and 15 of the Admission Guide goes into detail about how to calculate your GPA. On page 15 is specifically mentions the formula;
GPA = [(Final-minus-2 GPA x1) + (Final-minus-1 GPA x2) + (Final GPA x3)] / 6
gamsat.acer.edu.au/images/documents/gmac_guide2012.pdf

rubyslippers99 wrote:
I've done a three year degree, but during that time I've completed some second and first year units in my final year of study. Will they still be weighted as first and second year units, or are they now worth more because I've completed them most recently?


Good question, it isn't very clear so I would ring ACER to check for sure but the Admin Guide says;
"If you completed a 3 year BSc over 6 years of part time study, you should still divide all the subjects or units into 3 roughly equal groups, based on the order you completed them.These groups constitute your Final-minus-2, Final-minus-1 and Final years."
I read that as allowing you to count a first year subject in your final year if you actually did it in your final year. Just my 2c...
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