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Griffith Dentistry General Discussion

Jnhjns

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Could this be because you didn’t have 1FTE of study from either course individually, so they combined your results to make you eligible? Or if not, how do you know Griffith didn’t just use the results from the second course to assess your eligibility?
Yeah, I guess it's possible that it was only due to them being <1FTE each, or perhaps they only combine where it will benefit the applicant.
 

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hello9898

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hey fellow dentistry students at Griffith, do we only enrol in 4 units this trimester. Also do we have trimester 3 or just 2?
 

Davido123

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Hey guys I am going to attempt to get a GPA of 7 this year in a new degree, I will be applying for advanced standing in this new degree but will Griffith accept my GPA if say I only do say 6 subjects instead of 8 for the year-does this count as 1FTE. Thank you.
 

Cal

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Hey guys I am going to attempt to get a GPA of 7 this year in a new degree, I will be applying for advanced standing in this new degree but will Griffith accept my GPA if say I only do say 6 subjects instead of 8 for the year-does this count as 1FTE. Thank you.
You have to do 8 subjects to get 1FTE as long as those subjects are all worth 2 units. It doesn't matter how long it takes you to do them, but 6 isn't enough for 1FTE.
 

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Davido123

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You have to do 8 subjects to get 1FTE as long as those subjects are all worth 2 units. It doesn't matter how long it takes you to do them, but 6 isn't enough for 1FTE.
Thank you for the quick reply. Just to clarify, if you get credit for 2 subjects and do 6 subjects, it still doesnt count as 1FTE?
 

Crow

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Thank you for the quick reply. Just to clarify, if you get credit for 2 subjects and do 6 subjects, it still doesnt count as 1FTE?
I think that’s a bit unclear but they could possibly use the results from your previous degree to make up the 1FTE necessary (which I’m guessing would drag down your GPA). Probably best to get confirmation from Griffith directly.
 

Davido123

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I think that’s a bit unclear but they could possibly use the results from your previous degree to make up the 1FTE necessary (which I’m guessing would drag down your GPA). Probably best to get confirmation from Griffith directly.
I apologise for the confusion, I think I dont know how credit transfer works exactly. Do the subjects you got credit for show up on your transcript for that year?
 

Crow

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I apologise for the confusion, I think I dont know how credit transfer works exactly. Do the subjects you got credit for show up on your transcript for that year?
They show up on the transcript, yes, but I don’t think they show up for a specific year - at least they didn’t for me at my uni when I had a credit transfer.
 

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queque

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hey fellow dentistry students at Griffith, do we only enrol in 4 units this trimester. Also do we have trimester 3 or just 2?
Only up to 4, if you have prior credit you can enrol few or take some second year courses in advance. We don't do tri 3
 

ahmeja

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Just wondering if anyone is in the same position as me- About a week ago I got credit for 3 topics for trimester 1 and enrolled into 2 second yr tri 1 topics- social sciences 1 and biochemistry.

On Thursday, I received an email saying that I’m not allowed to do 2nd year topics as “students must successfully complete all level 1 courses before enrolling into level 2 courses” and have to drop the 2nd yr topics.

I think they should’ve made this point clear much earlier or is it just a recommendation that it’s better to do all 1st yr topics in 1st yr?

Thanks in advance
 

Jnhjns

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Just wondering if anyone is in the same position as me- About a week ago I got credit for 3 topics for trimester 1 and enrolled into 2 second yr tri 1 topics- social sciences 1 and biochemistry.

On Thursday, I received an email saying that I’m not allowed to do 2nd year topics as “students must successfully complete all level 1 courses before enrolling into level 2 courses” and have to drop the 2nd yr topics.

I think they should’ve made this point clear much earlier or is it just a recommendation that it’s better to do all 1st yr topics in 1st yr?

Thanks in advance
You can't do social sciences 1, they make it pretty clear when they state in the course outline 'Students must have successfully completed all preceding year courses to progress to year 2'.

Historically, they have allowed first years to enrol in biochem and microbio, but they've changed the course website this year and it pretty clearly states under course structure that 'Students must successfully complete all Level 1 courses before enrolling in Level 2 courses.'
 
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ahmeja

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You can't do social sciences 1, they make it pretty clear when they state in the course outline 'Students must have successfully completed all preceding year courses to progress to year 2'.

Historically, they have allowed first years to enrol in biochem and microbio, but they've changed the course website this year and it pretty clearly states under course structure that 'Students must successfully complete all Level 1 courses before enrolling in Level 2 courses.'
Okay, so I would either have to do 1 topic in tri 1 or do the original 4 topics. I have to stay full time to be eligible for youth allowance but also I’ll have the accredited topics put on HECS. I’ll call them up to discuss this as the rule seems a bit unfair. Thanks
 

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Jnhjns

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Okay, so I would either have to do 1 topic in tri 1 or do the original 4 topics. I have to stay full time to be eligible for youth allowance but also I’ll have the accredited topics put on HECS. I’ll call them up to discuss this as the rule seems a bit unfair. Thanks
You'll have better luck enrolling in microbio and biochem as they're not school of dentistry subjects.
 

Sentinel

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can someone clarify this for non standard applicant -
I have a bachelor degree and one incomplete degree (done 1st year) -
The incomplete degree I have high GPA (6.78) and a bachelor degree which is not competitive.
Will Griffith look at my highest GPA (ie. incomplete degree) for selection?
 

Crow

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can someone clarify this for non standard applicant -
I have a bachelor degree and one incomplete degree (done 1st year) -
The incomplete degree I have high GPA (6.78) and a bachelor degree which is not competitive.
Will Griffith look at my highest GPA (ie. incomplete degree) for selection?
I believe they’ll look at the results from your most recent degree - so if the incomplete one is your most recent one, then that’s good news for you.
 

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Sentinel

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I believe they’ll look at the results from your most recent degree - so if the incomplete one is your most recent one, then that’s good news for you.
thank you for your reply. No my incomplete degree is not the recent one...

My situation is somewhat complicated. Hoping to find out if there's anyone who's in similar situation as me (and got in)
As above I have 1x incompleted degree but 1 year equivalent (GPA 6.75) - >10 years ago + I have a completed degree (GPA not competitive) + Masters degree (research)

Will Griffith look at all three degrees? And hopefully rank me with incomplete degree. Then i'm not sure what the second discriminator would be when comparing to other candidates
 

Crow

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My situation is somewhat complicated. Hoping to find out if there's anyone who's in similar situation as me (and got in)
As above I have 1x incompleted degree but 1 year equivalent (GPA 6.75) - >10 years ago + I have a completed degree (GPA not competitive) + Masters degree (research)

Will Griffith look at all three degrees? And hopefully rank me with incomplete degree. Then i'm not sure what the second discriminator would be when comparing to other candidates
I can’t speak for dentistry but the medical school considers each year of a completed masters by research degree as a 7.0 GPA - it would be worth contacting the dental admissions team and asking whether they do the same. I know that they consider completed PhDs as automatic 7.0 GPA.
 

Crow

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Hi, will griffit add UCAT as part of thier selection either this year or next year. Thanks
It’s never been part of their selection criteria before, so there’s no reason for us to think it would be added, but it’s not impossible. I’d think it won’t be added this year but we can’t make predictions beyond then.
 

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