How GPAs are Calculated

Only coursework completed and verified by VMCAS at the time of application will be used in calculating GPAs for admissions evaluation. 

Note: An applicant's overall/cumulative GPA is not used in the evaluation process - only the Required Courses GPA and the Last 45 Credit Hour GPA as described below.

A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (“A” = 4.00) in these courses is required for consideration for admission. All prerequisite coursework must be passed with a "C" grade or better. (A "C-" is still considered an acceptable passing grade.) Course requirements are not waived in lieu of work experience and/or earned degrees. Credit earned through advanced standing is acceptable, but is not used in the computation of the grade-point average. Evaluation of the applicant’s record in the pre-professional program is made in accordance with LSU procedures. Credit is not granted for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) general examinations. Granting of credit for CLEP subject examinations may be considered in those subjects recommended by various departments of the University upon receipt of test scores indicating the student meets the minimum acceptable scores required by those departments.