Not sure what the baseline GPA was, but I had a 3.72 going into the program. I'm guessing only pre reqs are counted because I graduated with a 3.12 the first time around - there's no way they could've counted anything but pre reqs for me to have the incoming GPA that I did.
As for class numbers, we started with 55 and I believe we are down to 42 from a variety of factors, not just failure of a course. Full acceleration is nuts right now. We have 2 exams and a checkoff Thursday and another exam on Saturday on top of 6-12 hour clinicals 2-4 times a week (depends on where you're at/who your instructor is). I haven't had a free Saturday since the 9th on top of a Saturday class and a Saturday clinical. It's going to slow down a bit after this week, thank God.
It's crazy but I'm not complaining. Can't say I wasn't warned! It's just a ton of work right now with zero free time and very little sleep. I was told this would happen, but I definitely had to experience it to "get it."
Okay, web surfing procrastination over!