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  • The American Medical College Applicant Service (AMCAS) is the organization that processes most applications to United States allopathic medical schools.
  • The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) processes applications to osteopathic medical schools.
  • The American Association of Dental Schools Applicant Services (AADSAS) processes most applications to dental schools.

When you apply, the organization's computers will calculate your science, non-science, and overall cumulative averages. At this time, AMCAS foreign coursework is verified and included only in your cumulative averages if a US university (e.g., Boston College) offers a grade credit and calculates it into the university's GPA.

Otherwise, grades from courses taken abroad become pass/fail on the AMCAS application. AADSAS requires a transcript for the "non-convertible courses" and, in some instances, will still not list the courses on your application. Rules do change, so we encourage you to contact the appropriate application services.