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A1

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If after I graduate from a bachelor's degree, I start another degree, will I still be able to use the GPA from my completed degree
Adding to LMG!'s reply, you should read through the Gemsas guide. Several grad-entry schools use your most recent 3 years of tertiary studies for the GPA i.e. if you complete one year of a new degree it'll be this plus the final two years of the completed degree.

Since you mentioned "applying again as an undergrad student" did you mean to the undergrad med schools for non-standards? (since undergrad students can't apply to grad schools until final year). In this case WSU will use the new GPA alone if it's 1 semester or more, JMP 1 year or more, UNSW apparently combines old & new together.
 

hk092000

Member
Adding to LMG!'s reply, you should read through the Gemsas guide. Several grad-entry schools use your most recent 3 years of tertiary studies for the GPA i.e. if you complete one year of a new degree it'll be this plus the final two years of the completed degree.

Since you mentioned "applying again as an undergrad student" did you mean to the undergrad med schools for non-standards? (since undergrad students can't apply to grad schools until final year). In this case WSU will use the new GPA alone if it's 1 semester or more, JMP 1 year or more, UNSW apparently combines old & new together.
What I meant with "applying again as an undergrad student", was that will the GPA from my completed degree not count for anything once I start another degree? And will I have to apply again as an undergrad with my new degree?
 

A1

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will I have to apply again as an undergrad with my new degree?
If apply again with your new degree you would have to wait until its final year since Gemsas won't calculate a new GPA with just one year. But you can apply during 1st/2nd year using (solely or partly) your completed degree's GPA.

will the GPA from my completed degree not count for anything once I start another degree?
Have a read on page 42 > http://gemsas.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2021-Medicine-GEMSAS-Admissions-Guide-v1.7.pdf

For ANU for example : The GPA calculation is based on three years of full-time equivalent study (3.0 FTE) in your most recent degree. This means the 1st/2nd year of your new degree won't count, it's your most recent study not most recent degree.

Otoh page 79 for UWA : The GPA is calculated on the most recent three years (FTE) of study. Applicants who have undertaken additional study (whether postgraduate or additional undergraduate study) should indicate this on the GEMSAS application. So it's partly your completed degree plus the new study. I think the two Notre Dame schools are like this too.
 

sunnyrain

Member
Hello! Hope you're having a good day thus far.

GPA is what's important, not your WAM right? For instance, if you had a 86 WAM for something, that would count as a High Distinction (which is equal to a 7) and a 96 WAM would be equal to a 7 so technically, both those marks are the same GPA wise right?

If so, is there any advantage of having a higher WAM like in the case above, when they are both the same GPA in the end anyway?
 

Sherlock

Emeritus Staff
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Hello! Hope you're having a good day thus far.

GPA is what's important, not your WAM right? For instance, if you had a 86 WAM for something, that would count as a High Distinction (which is equal to a 7) and a 96 WAM would be equal to a 7 so technically, both those marks are the same GPA wise right?

If so, is there any advantage of having a higher WAM like in the case above, when they are both the same GPA in the end anyway?
GEMSAS will use your WAM for each unit to calculate your GPA. This is because of discrepancies at each universities with regards to what WAM score is considered a high distinction or a distinction, i.e. some unis have 80+ as their HD cut-off, while some have 85+.
 

sunnyrain

Member
Yeah. So what I'm saying is: for e.g let's say GEMSAS count an 80+ as a HD and if someone got an 86 or a 96, in the end they're both counted as a HD and thus a 7 by GEMSAS. So it doesn't matter that 96 is higher than 86 as they're both counted as 7 anyway in the end? Like, after a certain point your mark doesn't matter.

Hope that made sense!
 

Sherlock

Emeritus Staff
Emeritus Staff
Yeah. So what I'm saying is: for e.g let's say GEMSAS count an 80+ as a HD and if someone got an 86 or a 96, in the end they're both counted as a HD and thus a 7 by GEMSAS. So it doesn't matter that 96 is higher than 86 as they're both counted as 7 anyway in the end? Like, after a certain point your mark doesn't matter.

Hope that made sense!
Correct.
 

nourz

Member
Hi guys need helpppp regarding CASPER test for gemsas application for Uni of Wollongong- I can only find information regarding admissions cycle 2020-2021, for example when I am browsing test dates the only one availble as stated on their website is Jun 05 2020.... where are the 2021 dates?! Have I missed something?
 

2xq

Allied Health Member
Hi guys need helpppp regarding CASPER test for gemsas application for Uni of Wollongong- I can only find information regarding admissions cycle 2020-2021, for example when I am browsing test dates the only one availble as stated on their website is Jun 05 2020.... where are the 2021 dates?! Have I missed something?
Definitely the wrong thread to be asking this in [Edit: Post got moved to the correct thread]. I don't know much about the process for postgraduate entry but there is another forum known as PagingDr. Probably a lot more useful to go check stuff out there.
 
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nourz

Member
Definitely the wrong thread to be asking this in. I don't know much about the process for postgraduate entry but there is another forum known as PagingDr. Probably a lot more useful to go check stuff out there.
Thank you
 
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