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Disputing PharmCAS GPA Calculations

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Disputing Your GPA Calculations

During Verification, PharmCAS uses the information you entered in the Transcript Entry page to calculate several GPAs. Incorrect GPA calculations — which rarely occur — are most often a result of an error in your entered coursework. 

If you believe a GPA was calculated incorrectly, you should first:

  1. Note that:
    • PharmCAS GPAs are not the same as the GPAs found on your transcripts. 
    • A common mistake applicants make is to add GPAs from each academic year of undergraduate study and then divide by 4 to obtain an overall undergraduate GPA. This calculation represents an average GPA, which is different from an overall GPA. 
  2. Review Calculating Your GPAs.
  3. Identify the area you believe is causing the incorrect calculation (i.e. Post-Bac Science GPA) and calculate the GPA yourself. 

If, after calculating the GPA, you still believe there is an error, email customer service with the subject line Verification: GPA inquiry and:

  • Indicate the problematic area. 
  • Provide your calculations. 
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