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    ruth-gehrig is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    AUC vs. Ross Grading Scale

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    So to pass every class at AUC a student must achieve a score of 70% or higher correct?? Over at Ross (on average) it only takes 55-60% to pass every class. Yet the failure rate at Ross is MUCH higher than at AUC right? Is it because Ross takes students that AUC may not? Does the class size differences matter? Just curious after I heard it took 70% to pass at AUC.

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    Ross class sizes are huge, two to three time that of AUC. That might have something to do with there failure rate. Yea you need a 70% to pass. That is not that bad. Many people use many different criteria to choose which school is best for them but trying to pick the one that you can just barely scrape by with D's or less might make someone think about a profession change.

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    You also have to take into account the test stucture. All subjects are on one test, with only around sometimes ~25 questions per subject leaving very little room for error.

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    I think with the new Devry aquisition you will shortly see LARGE size classes at AUC, similar to ROSS U

    Quote Originally Posted by willingMD View Post
    You also have to take into account the test stucture. All subjects are on one test, with only around sometimes ~25 questions per subject leaving very little room for error.

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    Would take several years. Not enough physical space although there is land nearby and they finally are knocking down most of the golf course buildings so there is even more.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cms View Post
    Would take several years. Not enough physical space although there is land nearby and they finally are knocking down most of the golf course buildings so there is even more.....
    now when has physical ability to accommodate a larger class been a factor in actually having a larger class?
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    Look at Ross and CA certification. It does matter. The problem is that there are not two halls that can take more than about 225 (LH2 with extra seats). And the others are basically only able to take a little more in off classes. Only alt would be to schedule classes throughout the day and that would go over like a ton of **** for study location purposes. My bet is they own the land next to CIA (they should have bought it before closing on the school) and should be pursuing the golf course (for housing) and the building next to BBs. The other buildings are owned by the casino and there is a plan for a redo of that (but likely to never happen given the economy). Who knows, who cares, 3 months from today is Kaplan day

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruth-gehrig View Post
    So to pass every class at AUC a student must achieve a score of 70% or higher correct?? Over at Ross (on average) it only takes 55-60% to pass every class. Yet the failure rate at Ross is MUCH higher than at AUC right? Is it because Ross takes students that AUC may not? Does the class size differences matter? Just curious after I heard it took 70% to pass at AUC.
    It's beyond absurd to even compare the two grading systems. You have to look at the difficulty of the exams - how many questions are fact recall, how many are knowledge application, how many use USMLE-style clinical vignettes, how many are 2nd or 3rd order questions, etc. The idea behind a passing grade is demonstrating a minimum level of knowledge, and that minimum is determined by the difficulty of the exam, not just an arbitrary score - 50%, 60%, 70% or whatever. Since AUC has a discipline-based curriculum and Ross has a systems/organ-based curriculum there's no way Ross students could even take AUC exam, and AUC students couldn't take Ross exams.

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