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    A friend of mine who just finished 1st semester said she was almost positive the pass rate for incoming Jan 06 students will be 75 %. Is this going to happen?

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    hahahahaha funny. How can she have the pass rate for a class that hasn't started. AUC doesn't grade on a curve, if everybody passes their classes, then 100 percent won't fail. But realistically, some people will fail. That's a given. Passing is not dependent on everybody else, just yourself.


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    If she means whether the pass cut-off mark is going to be 75%, I believe so. I don't know when that takes effect. Though I believe it's a 75% average for your basic sciences courses and not per class? I'm not too sure.
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    That is what i meant, 75 percent as in the score you need to pass a class. I see how I was not clear in the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyJannety
    That is what i meant, 75 percent as in the score you need to pass a class. I see how I was not clear in the original post.
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    So they are moving it up from 70 to 75?

    What is the reasoning behind this?
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    because supposedly if your overall gpa is only 70% you have a low chance of passing step 1---there some correlation with overall gpa and passing step 1--

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    Quote Originally Posted by armymedic2MD
    So they are moving it up from 70 to 75?

    What is the reasoning behind this?
    The school's mad at the latest USMLE pass rates, not to mention the creditation boards as well. So AUC is beginning to implement a lot of changes. The new/current 5th semesters are the last to get away before changes begin. But I think right now, the current semesters only have to now abide by an enforced policy for the shelf exams and comprehensives (now 1.5 SD).

    The new classes get the whole shebang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stateofequilibrium
    The school's mad at the latest USMLE pass rates, not to mention the creditation boards as well. So AUC is beginning to implement a lot of changes. The new/current 5th semesters are the last to get away before changes begin. But I think right now, the current semesters only have to now abide by an enforced policy for the shelf exams and comprehensives (now 1.5 SD).

    The new classes get the whole shebang.
    man the class below mine must have bit it big time then i guess.....i only heard of 3 people from my class that didnt pass
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimguy23
    man the class below mine must have bit it big time then i guess.....i only heard of 3 people from my class that didnt pass
    Maybe you just hang out with all the nerds?
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