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Managing Customized GPAs

This page applies to: WebAdMIT for AMCAS

Creating GPAs

WebAdMIT for AMCAS allows you to analyze applicants using two types of GPAs:

  • Local GPAs: Create a customized GPA from classes in one or more subject areas. On an individual basis, you can also review an applicant’s Electronic Transcript and remove classes that factor into that GPA.
  • Prerequisite GPAs: Create, describe, and track prerequisite coursework required for admission. On an individual basis, you can also review an applicant’s Electronic Transcript and mark courses as fulfilling a prerequisite GPA.

Creating Local GPAs

  1. Using the Menu Bar, open the Management panel, then click Local GPAs.

  1. Click the New Local GPA button.
  2. Enter a name and select whether the status is active.
  3. Select the classifications included in the calculation. By default, every applicant’s Local GPA will be calculated using these classifications.
  4. Select the course types included in the calculation. By default, every applicant’s Local GPA will be calculated using these course types. Note that most completed courses fall into the “N/A” category. This is the default category used when a course does not fall into one of the other categories (i.e. Advanced Placement, Audit, Military Credit, etc.). If building a Local GPA, consider selecting “N/A” in this section.
  5. Select the academic status(es) included in the calculation. By default, every applicant’s Local GPA will be calculated using these statuses.
  6. Select the calendar year(s) included in the calculation.
  7. Select whether you are including or ignoring +/- grades.
  8. Select the course inclusion type included in the calculation. For example, you can create a “last 45 credits” GPA calculation, where WebAdMIT for AMCAS starts with the last course an applicant has received a grade and credit for and works backward until it meets the entered numeric value (in this example 45 credits).

  1. Select the programs associated with this Local GPA, then click Submit.
  2. Once this has been configured, each applicable applicant will have a Local GPA calculated. The Local GPAs are visible in the GPA Overview panel on the Applicant Details Pages.

Creating Prerequisite GPAs

  1. Using the Menu Bar, open the Management panel, then click Prerequisite GPAs.  

  1. Click New Prerequisite GPA.
  2. Begin by creating a Prerequisite GPA category. Enter a name, select whether you are including or ignoring +/- grades, select the programs associated with this Prerequisite GPA, and click Submit.

  1. Click the add criterion link to add criterion to the GPA.

  1. Enter a description for the new criterion, then click Submit. If applicable, enter values for Minimum GPA and Minimum Credits.  

  1. Once Prerequisite GPAs are created, they can be viewed and worked with from each Applicant Details Page.
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