For those going through the Health Professions Committee process and medical/dental school applications, calculating your BCPM is as follows:
Courses that are included in our computation of the “Science GPA” are as follows:
- all Biology courses
- all Chemistry courses
- all Physics courses
- all Math courses
- all Statistics courses
- all Neuroscience courses (Neuroscience may be regarded as Biology when completing medical school applications.)
**No Computer Science or Geology Courses are used in the BCPM GPA determination. The only Psychology courses factored into the BCPM GPA are those cross listed with Neuroscience.
I HAVE taken four or more courses outside of Middlebury
- We refer you to the outstanding page of New York University’s Robert & Ellen Salant Prehealth Program for an explanation of how BCPM is calculated by AMCAS, AACOMAS, and AADSAS. You can view the page here. You will see that,
- For AMCAS, the BCPM GPA includes all courses taken within the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math; including both grades from repeated courses.
- For AACOMAS, the Science GPA includes courses taken within the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; only the last instance of a repeated course is included.
- For AADSAS, the Science GPA includes all courses taken within the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; including both grades from repeated courses. Math courses should be classified as “Other Science.”
- AMCAS has an Application Grade Conversion Guide that you can access online. Use that as your guide as you combine your multiple transcripts into one GPA.