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Discussion in 'General Dentistry Discussion' started by jiaxing, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. jiaxing

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    Hey everyone!

    So, I've completed 1 year full time of Masters (by coursework) and have a GPA of 7/7. I'm looking at applying for the B Dental Health Science at Griffith and B Dental Surgery at JCU. I know they don't look at UMAT, GAMSAT or have any interviews. What do you guys think are my chances?
     
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    Thanks Sherlock!

    Those data are for UQ, I'm looking at applying at JCU and at Griffith. Do you think the conversions would be the same across UQ, JCU and Griffith?
     
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    Hi there, yes, I would imagine the conversion would be the same or very much close to it.
     
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    I was having a read through that thread and I also thought Griffith Dent goes by GPA directly. I'm so confused about this whole rank system - if the max rank I can get from my Masters is 97 even with a GPA of 7/7, then that's a bit unfair isn't it?

    Can some smart soul shed some light on this?
     
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    The Masters 97 max is described as an Alternate rank to the one by GPA. I guess it's used when the degree has no grade points.

    Two other tables in that UQ pdf show 6.5+ is given rank 99. What we don't know is whether the Masters 7 will be your GPA by itself, or counts only as one year then combines with two Bach years for overall GPA. Need to check with GU or QTAC.
     
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    A1, I agree with you that the Masters 97 is an alternate rank in case there is no graded GPA. Also, the Masters was a 2 years course.

    I had emailed GU and QTAC earlier this week about this. I just got an email back from them. GU said QTAC will assign a rank depending on the GPA of my most recent course (Masters in my case). A GPA of 6.5 is a rank of 99, like you said. However, since Dentistry is highly competitive at GU, the university assigns a further discriminating rank for those with GPA above 6.5. For example, a GPA of 6.5 is a rank of 99 and a GPA of 6.6 is a rank of 99(point something). Thus, they discriminate the competition as such.

    What's your view on this?
     
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    The footnote under the 6.5=99 says there is a finer table available. GU being in Qld states its criteria by the OP system (OP1/Rank99) but its cutoff is higher so shown as ATAR equivalent 99.5-99.6

    People have got in with GPA 6.75 it looks safe to assume 6.75=~99.5 and 7.0 would be close to 99.9

    (Note Rank 99 = Atar 99.0+, when it needs to be 99.x there isn't any rank higher than 99 so an Atar equivalent is used instead)
     

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