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Advisor Information System Definitions and Descriptions

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This list outlines definitions for abbreviations that appear in the Advisor Information System (AIS).

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Abbreviation/Field Name Definition/Description
AO All Other. Encompasses all courses not included in the BCPM grouping.
BCPM Encompasses courses from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics.
CUM Cumulative
CUM UG Cumulative Undergraduate GPA, includes both BCPM and AO coursework.
CUM UG AO Cumulative Undergraduate GPA, includes only AO coursework.
CUM UG BCPM Cumulative Undergraduate GPA, includes only BCPM coursework.
GPA Grade Point Average
NR Not Released. This applicant/examinee did not release his/her data to AIS.
Letter ID Unique 7 digit number assigned to each letter entry on the AMCAS application.
Letter Request Form Applicant-generated PDF with information for the letter author, including the AMCAS mailing address, applicant's AAMC ID, and the Letter ID associated with that letter entry.

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