Please note that if an applicant retakes a course, both grades will be used in calculating their cumulative and prerequisite GPA.
All undergraduate coursework is included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA. Any course that was retaken, but not reflected as dropped or withdrawn on the official transcript, must also be included in the computation of the overall GPA. Courses taken and withdrawn failing, yet not retaken are counted as an "F". Pass/fail courses are not included in the calculation. Prerequisite courses taken at the graduate level are not counted in the cumulative GPA. Pluses and minuses are not counted (ie. B+ does not = 3.5). In recent years, applicants selected to attend this program have had a mean cumulative GPA of 3.67 on a four point scale.
There are eleven required prerequisite courses. ALL prerequisite courses must have been completed within ten years of the initial semester of the program (Semester 1). All Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology courses will be factored into their prerequisite GPA. Non-credit military training will not be counted as a prerequisite course. CLEP exams or Advanced Placement exams are acceptable to fulfill prerequisites. Please note that applicants cannot CLEP out of laboratory courses and all laboratory courses must be taken in person, not as an online course. Quarter hours and class hours that denote single units (i.e. 1.25 or 1.0) must be converted to semester hours. In general, applicants must have three quarter hours of a course to be equivalent to two semester hours. For example, CHEM I/II/III on a quarter system would be equivalent to CHEM I/II on a semester system. In recent years, applicants selected to attend this program have had an average prerequisite GPA of 3.67 on a 4.0 scale.
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