cGPA Calculation for 2019/2020 Application Cycle
To calculate cGPA, we include all transferable post-secondary coursework to which a grade was assigned while the student was enrolled full-time (by UofA definition) during the academic year (September through April) or full-time during the Spring and Summer terms (May through August).
For undergraduate students, to be considered full-time you must complete 18 transferable units of course weight (ucw) during the academic year (September through April) or 12 ucw during the Spring and Summer terms (May through August).
All coursework completed as part of a thesis-based graduate program to which a grade and course weighting was assigned will be included in the calculation of cGPA.
For applicants presenting 4 or more full-time academic years (September through April) of transferable post-secondary coursework, we may exclude the lowest academic year from calculation, provided that it is not the most recent full-time academic year, nor the only year in which the student earned 30 ucw.
All applicants must complete the MCAT and meet the minimum requirements for each section in a single test sitting to be eligible to apply to the Doctor of Medicine Program.
Meeting the minimum cGPA and MCAT scores for application does not guarantee admission to the Doctor of Medicine Program. We encourage our applicants to have an alternate career path in mind as the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of positions we have available in our program.
MCAT scores must be released and verified within the Secondary Medicine Application by the October 1, 2019 11:59:59PM MST deadline. As such, the last testing date we will accept for the 2019/2020 application cycle is August 31, 2019. You must release your scores to us via the THx system on the AAMC website by this deadline. Please note that we are only accepting scores from the MCAT2015; scores from test dates prior to January 1, 2015 will not be accepted. If there is a discrepancy between the information you provide to us and that available from AAMC we will contact you through your UAlberta email account to correct this prior to the October 1 deadline.
The MCAT2015 is comprised of four sections:
1. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (CPBS)
2. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)
3. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (BBFL)
4. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour (PSBB)
For course recommendations to complete the MCAT, please refer to the AAMC website.