Grade Point Averages (GPAs)
Frequently Asked Questions
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- How are ADEA AADSAS GPAs calculated?
- Why are my ADEA AADSAS GPAs different from my transcripts?
- How do I convert the numeric grades on my transcript to an ADEA
AADSAS letter grade?
- When are my GPAs available?
- Where can I view my GPAs?
- I repeated a course as an undergraduate. My undergraduate
institution only counts the second grade earned in my GPA. Why are
both grades counted in my ADEA AADSAS GPA?
- What can I do if I disagree with the ADEA AADSAS GPA
Q: How are ADEA AADSAS GPAs calculated?
A: ADEA AADSAS reports a variety of GPA
calculations to the dental schools. The grade conversion table and
rules used to calculate GPAs can be found Here. ADEA AADSAS reports: overall GPA (undergraduate, graduate
and combined); and these undergraduate GPA's:
biology-chemistry-physics GPA (BCP); science GPA (all science
courses including math, natural sciences and BCP; non-science
ADEA AADSAS also calculates GPA's in two different ways: with
and without +'s and """˜s. This is done at the request of the
dental schools. Some prefer to use the +/- system and other prefer
to use grades without +'s and """˜s.
Q: Why are my ADEA AADSAS GPAs different from my
A: ADEA AADSAS applies consistent rules about
GPA calculation to all applicants, regardless of college/university
attended. Refer to those rules in the Instructions portion of the
ADEA AADSAS application. There are a number of reasons why your
ADEA AADSAS GPA is different that the GPA reported on your
transcript. These include: rules about repeated courses, transfer
work from other colleges and universities, varying weights assigned
to grades. Refer to those rules in the Instructions portion of the
ADEA AADSAS application for clarification about ADEA AADSAS GPA
Q: How do I convert the numeric grades on my transcript
to an ADEA AADSAS letter grade?
A: Review the information portion of your
transcript (usually located on the back of your transcript) to
determine if grade equivalencies are provided. Many schools provide
information about grade equivalencies on their Registrar's website.
If you can find no equivalencies, contact ADEA Customer Service at
(617) 612-2045, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When are my GPAs available?
A: ADEA AADSAS-computed GPAs will become
available after transcript verification has occurred and your
application is ready to send to the dental schools.
Q: Where can I view my GPAs?
A: To view ADEA AADSAS-computed GPAs:
- Logon to your ADEA AADSAS application
- Go to the STATUS section and click on "GPA Calculations"
To determine which courses are included in GPA calculations, go
to the "College Courses Completed" section in your application
under "Coursework". You will be able to see the courses included in
your GPA calculation, including any corrections to your course
history based on transcript verification.
Q: I repeated a course as an undergraduate. My
undergraduate institution only counts the second grade earned in my
GPA. Why are both grades counted in my ADEA AADSAS
A: As a standard business rule, when applicants
repeat courses, ADEA AADSAS calculates the grades earned in both
the original and the repeated course, even if the institution does
not. This provides a consistent way of evaluating all applicants
from all colleges and universities.
Q: What can I do if I disagree with the ADEA AADSAS GPA
A: First, review ADEA AADSAS policies for GPA
calculations located in the Instructions section of the
application. If you still believe that ADEA AADSAS has made an
error, contact ADEA Customer Service at (617) 612-2045 or email@example.com.
You will be instructed about next steps to take.
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