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# cGPA Conversion to /30 Point System

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Does anyone have a rough idea as to how cGPA is converted to a score out of 30?

Or does anyone have their feedback scores and cGPA from previous years to help give an idea?

I know it's not a direct X/4.0 = X/30 because that would make things a little easy.

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I've seen what the feedback report looks like before, they only report your GPA out of 4.0 like on the app website, they don't tell you what it is out of 30

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I've seen what the feedback report looks like before, they only report your GPA out of 4.0 like on the app website, they don't tell you what it is out of 30

This conversion of cGPA (when pre-req GPA was separately scored) has been speculated in the previous threads (see below). But no one really knows how it works.

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3.3 - 0

4.0 - 30

Difference is 0.7 and the GPA then becomes linearly coorelated...

That's what me thinks...

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Formula: [(Your GPA - 3.3)/ 0.7]*30

3.3 - 0

4.0 - 30

Difference is 0.7 and the GPA then becomes linearly coorelated...

Know of any difference for 2/3rd years?

I sincerely hope its not the same but with 3.7

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I'm guessing the fomrula would be similar except a different minimum cutt off (3.7) and a different range (0.3); similar formula for OOP. This is why the OOP GPAs are soo high (along with the massive pool) and the 2/3 year...

A general fomrula would be: [(Your GPA - Minimum GPA)/ Range]*30

Range= minimum GPA - 4.0
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That's a really stupid scale.

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3.3 - 0

4.0 - 30

Difference is 0.7 and the GPA then becomes linearly coorelated...

That's what me thinks...

If you use that formula, the difference between the GPAs of 4.0 and 3.8 would be 8.6 points (30 vs. 21.4), which is a lot... 8.6 points is about a third of what the interview is worth. Students with small differences in GPA would be penalized to a large extent.

To me, using the difference in GPA from 3.3 for the calculation doesn't seem right

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i agree with your point that the difference is huge. But I'm basing the formula on someone's post: the person asked the admission and admin said that 3.3 = 0 and then the GPAs are linearly correlated (also if you look at the accepted/rejected...thread... people get in with low or 30s MCAT, but most GPAs are quite high with a few around 3.6 range). They must have a fomrula in place. If you look at the powerpoints that came with the interview offer and read between the lines, UofA tends to think that GPA is a better indicator of performance in medical school than interview. This is why interview is worth 25% and 50% is given to academics (GPA + MCAT + Writing sample).

At the end, its speculation on my part... I wish UofA was more transparent than UofC in terms of the fomrula for academic... the distribution of applicants who recieved interview offers... as well as acceptance. It's the secrecy which I hate about UofA.

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You guys think a 39Q on the MCAT would balance out being .15 GPA below the average acceptance GPA?

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At the end, its speculation on my part... I wish UofA was more transparent than UofC in terms of the fomrula for academic... the distribution of applicants who recieved interview offers... as well as acceptance. It's the secrecy which I hate about UofA.

How is UofC all that transparent? They do a subjective review of your transcript... with a 3.95 cGPA I scored the same as someone who had a 3.70 cGPA at UofC when I applied. Doesn't make much sense....and I did not take filler bird courses.

They do show averages of students who gain acceptance as well as rejected, albeit not as detailed as UofC. Bring it up with the admissions office or even better maybe speak to our first or second year admission reps about possibly changing the process and making it better for future applicants.

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When you guys say "cGPA", are you taking out your lowest year or keeping that in?

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cGPA = culmulative GPA. All grades and years are taken into consideration (they do this @ Mac and NOSM).

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When you guys say "cGPA", are you taking out your lowest year or keeping that in?

I think they meant U of A cGPA on the application which drops your lowest year if you have completed 3 years of undergrad already and isn't your only year of 5 and 5 courses.

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