Depending on which health professional field you wish to enter, your GPA will be calculated in multiple ways and different course subjects may be used to calculate the Science and Non-Science GPAs.

Use the UVA GPA Calculator to calculate the GPA categories relevant to you!

Dentistry: AADSAS

Two science GPA's:
BCP: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Total Science: BCP + math and other natural science

Applicants should use the ADEA AADSAS Subject Course fact sheet to classify all courses into appropriate course subject categories.

Medicine: AACOMAS (DO)

Science GPA: Biochemistry, Biology/Zoology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Other Science

Non-Science GPA: Behavioral Science, English, Math, and Other Non-Science

Applicants should use the AACOMAS Course Subjects to classify all courses into appropriate course subject categories.

Medicine: AMCAS (MD)

BCPM: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math

AO: All Other

Applicants should use the AAMC Course Classification Guide to classify all courses into appropriate course subject categories.

Optometry: OptomCAS 

OptomCAS calculates numerous GPAs in the following categories:

  • Cumulative
  • By Term
  • Academic Year
  • Post Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
  • GPAs by Course Subject

Applicants should refer to OptomCAS course subjects to classify all courses into appropriate course subject categories.

Pharmacy: PharmCAS

PharmCAS calculates multiple GPAs in the following categories:

  • Science
  • Non-Science
  • Math
  • Undergraduate Cumulative
  • Course Subject GPAs
  • Academic Year

Applicants should use the PharmCAS instruction manual Course Subject section to determine the category that best describes the content of your course curriculum.

Physical Therapy: PTCAS

Science GPA: Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Combined Science and Math GPA: all courses in the Science GPA; Math

Other Science: Agriculture, Astronomy, Bioethics, Biological Anthropology, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Metereology, Physical Geography, Physical Anthropology, Teaching Science

Applicants should use the PTCAS Course Subjects to determine the subject that best describes the content of your course curriculum.

Physician Assistant: CASPA

Science: Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Other Science

Non-Science: Behavioral Science, Math, English, Other Non-Science

Applicants should use the CASPA Course Subject List to determine the subject that best describes the content of your course curriculum.

Podiatry: AACPMAS

Science GPA: Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Math and Statistics, Other Science

Non-Science: English, Other Non-Science

Applicants should use the AACPMAS course subjects to determine the subject that best describes the content of your course curriculum.

Veterinary Medicine: VMCAS

Science: Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Other Life Science, Other Science, Physics

Non-Science: Business, Computer Science, English/Literature, General Non-Science, Math, Public Speaking, Social/Behavioral Science

Applicants should use the VMCAS course subjects to determine the subject that best describes the content of your course curriculum.