Student Doctor Network Forums > Veterinary Forums [ DVM ] > Pre-Veterinary > what's your lowest grade (in college)? PDA View Full Version : what's your lowest grade (in college)? poopfriends12-11-2007, 09:42 PMand how did you explain it??? Mine is a C- in biochem - blahhahhhhhhhhh!!! philomycus12-12-2007, 05:36 AMMine was a C. Did you check your schools to make sure they will accept the C-?? I'm just guessing here, but there may be schools out there that will only take a C, not a C-. Can't hurt to check into it. JerseyisCutest12-12-2007, 06:05 AMB but I haven't taken Biochem yet!:eek::scared: polo vet12-12-2007, 08:01 AMone C in intermediate spanish freshman year ElvisMarie612-12-2007, 08:03 AMB- in Biochem. I had the oldest and most cranky professor in the department... it was torture. david59412-12-2007, 08:32 AMI am going to need to live down a D in Models of Computation and Programming Languages.... Being a computer science major wasn't fun. :mad: dyachei12-12-2007, 10:25 AMC - in organic chem 1st semester. It sucked, but I pulled my grade up the second semester. My schools didn't ask me about it, so I didn't explain it. I think it may have helped that the lab portion was separate and I got an A in that. pressmom12-12-2007, 11:10 AMC+ in genetics.... lailanni12-12-2007, 11:18 AMHow are the +/- determined? I've never been clear on how the numerical GPA (2.5, 2.7, 3.0, etc) compares to a letter grade. Is there an official system? dyachei12-12-2007, 11:24 AMHow are the +/- determined? I've never been clear on how the numerical GPA (2.5, 2.7, 3.0, etc) compares to a letter grade. Is there an official system? At my school a A was a 4.0, A- was a 3.7, B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0, B - = 2.7, C+ = 2.3, C = 2, C- = 1.7, D+ = 1.3, D = 1, D- = 0.7 Hope that helps shuvball112-12-2007, 11:26 AMI'm not sure about "official" but at my school it goes like this: A = 4.0 A- = 3.67 B+ = 3.33 B = 3.0 B- = 2.67 C+ = 2.33 etc. It has always bothered me that there is no A+ at my school. I don't think it's fair that somebody with a 93% gets the same gpa as some with a 100%+ (for example in some of my psychology classes where above a 100% is actually feasible). If there is an A-, I think there should be an A+. But that's just my opinion...:) ri2312-12-2007, 12:12 PMIn my opinion, if someone is getting over a 100% in a college class, something is wrong. shuvball112-12-2007, 12:25 PMI wholeheartedly agree, but as I said, in my experience, they've been psych classes (or intro classes) where extra credit is offered on all tests and so forth. The sad part is that I study 1/8th of what I study for my bio/chem classes for my psych classes and people are still failing them (class averages are usually about an 80). It makes no sense to me, but I'm not complaining, certainly helps my gpa. I think because I'm a bio major, I know how to study well, it seems most psych majors, at my school at least, either don't care or don't know how to study well. Once again, no offense to any psych majors/minors out there... I'm a psych minor and love my classes! I find them very interesting, especially my abnormal psych class! =) rexosaurus12-12-2007, 01:12 PMC+ is Physics II; prof knew there was cheating going on and chose to turn a blind eye, so the grades were (35 being the highest on a test): 35,34,35... then the natural break was a 19. :eek: but you know there are no excuses, so Physics just isn't my strong point ;) ShelterGirl12-12-2007, 02:02 PMC- in chemical engineering control systems bleccccch imagine2112-12-2007, 02:07 PMC+ is Physics II; prof knew there was cheating going on and chose to turn a blind eye, so the grades were (35 being the highest on a test): 35,34,35... then the natural break was a 19. :eek: but you know there are no excuses, so Physics just isn't my strong point ;) I got my C+ in physics I but then I got an A or A-(really don't remember which) in physics II WhtsThFrequency12-12-2007, 04:49 PMD- in second semester Physical Chemistry. Woo! Honk if you passed P-Chem! I actually wrote a note to the admission committee about it, I was so worried....I had been working two part time jobs as well as having a full credit load, and was on-and-mostly-off various medications for my ADD due to some physical reactions I was having to them. They understood, thank goodness. david59412-12-2007, 05:02 PMIt has always bothered me that there is no A+ at my school. I don't think it's fair that somebody with a 93% gets the same gpa as some with a 100%+ (for example in some of my psychology classes where above a 100% is actually feasible). If there is an A-, I think there should be an A+. But that's just my opinion...:) Ones perspective on this will vary highly on where they went to college but there are 2 big issues with the idea of an A+. First off it will completely break the GPA system that is currently in place. You can see this in high schools where they have >4.0 values for honors courses or A+'s. The other issue is it just fosters more competitiveness and in many places to a unhealthy level. Its very doable for those individuals who strive to be the top of their class to obtain a 93, but to be shooting for a 98 is on a whole other level. For a lot of freshman getting their first B in college is a devastating thing. A+'s would be nothing more than telling them they didn't work hard enough earning just A's. shuvball112-12-2007, 05:46 PMGood point and I do agree with you. I think I'm just bitter about the A-. You got an A, but not good enough for a 4.0 :) david59412-12-2007, 05:53 PMMy undergrad had no grade modifiers. So A=4, B=3, C=2, and D=1. Your A- would be an A but at the same time your B+ would be a B. fargeese12-12-2007, 06:09 PMOne and only C was in Calculus II. I took the class at 8:30am, my very first trimester as a freshman. What a moron I was. Ironically, the professor who gave me the C wrote one of my recommendations for vet school. I spent most of the semester in his office crying over functions, so we got to know one another well! Oh, and I didn't bother explaining it, no one's perfect and I doubt they expect total perfection! lailanni12-12-2007, 06:11 PMThe other issue is it just fosters more competitiveness and in many places to a unhealthy level. Its very doable for those individuals who strive to be the top of their class to obtain a 93, but to be shooting for a 98 is on a whole other level. IMHO, the competitiveness is already at an unhealthy level. As a student in the largest and most competitive university in my state -- it's a little scary to see how intense people get here. For example, in my chemistry, biology and biochem classes, people are just plain mean. Ask someone for help, they'll barely answer you, tell you to look it up yourself -- or sometimes they'll tell you the wrong answer on purpose. Not everyone is like that, but I've seen it several times. Very few people help eachother out, though there are some study groups here and there. But even in study groups, I've heard of people withholding resources from their study buddies. I find it really depressing - we end up hoping that others do poorly so we can excel - instead of learning together. I know it selects for the academic best of the best, but I have my doubts that it makes for happy, healthy, and well rounded people. Kara3119112-12-2007, 07:17 PMI'm not sure about "official" but at my school it goes like this: A = 4.0 A- = 3.67 B+ = 3.33 B = 3.0 B- = 2.67 C+ = 2.33 etc. It has always bothered me that there is no A+ at my school. I don't think it's fair that somebody with a 93% gets the same gpa as some with a 100%+ (for example in some of my psychology classes where above a 100% is actually feasible). If there is an A-, I think there should be an A+. But that's just my opinion...:) At my high school, the teachers don't "give" A+'s because "No one is perfect and no work is ever perfect". Apparently, you could always improve. :laugh: Then again... a very HS answer! =P RockStarKDub12-12-2007, 07:26 PMIMHO, the competitiveness is already at an unhealthy level. As a student in the largest and most competitive university in my state -- it's a little scary to see how intense people get here. For example, in my chemistry, biology and biochem classes, people are just plain mean. Ask someone for help, they'll barely answer you, tell you to look it up yourself -- or sometimes they'll tell you the wrong answer on purpose. Not everyone is like that, but I've seen it several times. Very few people help eachother out, though there are some study groups here and there. But even in study groups, I've heard of people withholding resources from their study buddies. I find it really depressing - we end up hoping that others do poorly so we can excel - instead of learning together. I know it selects for the academic best of the best, but I have my doubts that it makes for happy, healthy, and well rounded people. That is so unfortunate! Sometimes I hate the fact that I attend a not-terribly-competitive state university (due to commute/finances) but when I see stories like that, I feel much better. I may not go to the best school, but the professors are phenomenal and my fellow classmates and I are like one big happy science family! Everybody knows everybody, and everybody helps everybody. :love: ShelterGirl12-12-2007, 07:26 PMD- in second semester Physical Chemistry. Woo! Honk if you passed P-Chem! Got a C in that one :) BobDog12-12-2007, 07:46 PMD in calc I first semester freshman year. Oops! Woke me up quick. Got an A the next semester! 16813512-12-2007, 08:17 PMIMHO, the competitiveness is already at an unhealthy level. As a student in the largest and most competitive university in my state -- it's a little scary to see how intense people get here. For example, in my chemistry, biology and biochem classes, people are just plain mean. Ask someone for help, they'll barely answer you, tell you to look it up yourself -- or sometimes they'll tell you the wrong answer on purpose. Not everyone is like that, but I've seen it several times. Very few people help eachother out, though there are some study groups here and there. But even in study groups, I've heard of people withholding resources from their study buddies. I find it really depressing - we end up hoping that others do poorly so we can excel - instead of learning together. I know it selects for the academic best of the best, but I have my doubts that it makes for happy, healthy, and well rounded people. I'm currently attending a small university. We have roughly 3000 students. Most of my classes are smaller than my classes in high school, and everbody is friendly and is willing to give everyone a hand. A few times in lab, I'd have someone hand me their assignment and be like "Here are the answers" :P I'm just like, "Uh, thanks", do my questions and then check to see if we got the same answers. But I love it here! I knew of two people back in highschool who were pretty intense. They were both IB diploma students and were battling each other for highest average in the school. One girl was a sweetheart... she was always willing to help... her mom put a lot of pressure on her to get good marks. The other girl... well, she went online and posted a blog that said that me and four other people deserve to be kicked out of IB and that we were all going to fail at life. And guess who was valdictorian :( I don't have to put up with crap like that here. It is amazing. Kylana12-12-2007, 08:40 PMMy school marks a bit weird and grants A+ to any grade over 90%. Pretty awesome deal. Oh, and I'm in Canada if that makes any difference. My lowest grade is an A- in first year English, but maybe our A- is lower than everyone else since we have A+'s...I'm not sure, I always get confused over grading. And I also haven't taken biochem either (2nd year student) freyamaxine12-12-2007, 09:48 PMWow American uni's sound so competitive. I go to Melbourne uni which is one of the best universities in the country, but more importantly people are very concerned with marks here to be able to transfer to various degrees (most other uni's most people get in straight out of high school). I have only ever come across helpful people here. Some people might be mean (just because some people are!) but I have never heard of people lying to each other. The marking scheme is also very different here. We don't have GPA's and just go off percentages. Also it is extremely good to get over 80% here, so that is sort of like our A. We have H1 = 80-100%, H2A = 75-79%, H2B = 70-74%, H3 = 65-69% , P = 50-64% I think most people average around 70% thereservoirdog12-13-2007, 10:42 PMWU (withdrawal unauthorized) in Differential Equations, which is an F. That class, along with electric circuit analysis and computer programming, made me realize I don't want to be an engineer so I just stopped going and the next semester I switched to biology. Since then my lowest grade has been a B+ in gen chem II. rosemma12-13-2007, 11:17 PMB- for Gen Chem lab. My professor told us not to worry that everyone would get an A so of course I didn't put much work into it. I figured even if I did poorly I would at least get a B+. At least it was only worth 1 credit! I like this thread - it gives everyone hope that you can do poorly and still get in. Or the very least, you don't have to have a 4.0 or close to it to get into vet school. DrKsomeday12-14-2007, 08:16 AMOn a different note I have 7 W's on one of my transcripts. When I attended a service academy I changed my major after freshman year and took a semester off returning home and going to the local state school that semester. I almost didn't go back to the academy. This “time off” is actually more common than I realized at the time. The academy can be very competitive and high pressure situation and just plan mean. I had never been in a situation where my gender was such a big deal. I attended during some major changes in the military and at the school. Things are better now but the women in my class had their work cut out for them. Anyway, at the academy they select your classes. Well, some how me taking leave of absence never caught up with the registers office so I was enrolled in a full load of courses. When the error was caught (by me 1100 miles away) they were switched to W's instead of just removed b/c it "wasn't their fault." I tried to fight it and to this day it still ticks me off to see them on my transcript. To take a leave of absence you have to get cleared through the Dean and the Commandant of the School. Everything is documented but still the registrar didn't care and claims the W’s don’t look bad (?!?). Guess I should be glad they didn't just give me grades for all those classes. cyrille10412-14-2007, 01:36 PMD- in second semester Physical Chemistry. Woo! Honk if you passed P-Chem!. Got a C in that one :) /honk I also got a C in my second trimester of p.chem. They really didn't care...no one in vet school ever needs to know quantum. Emio12-14-2007, 01:41 PMi got a C in freshman english. as long as clients don't ask for a 5-7 page paper on my findings and diagnoses i should be ok :) cyrille10412-14-2007, 02:10 PMi got a C in freshman english. as long as clients don't ask for a 5-7 page paper on my findings and diagnoses i should be ok :) I think someone needs to write a 5-7 page paper on the intimate serosal tissue of the ruminant cecum. So that it exists. thesonofdarwin12-17-2007, 05:55 PMI thought my B- in BioChem would be my lowest until the C+ in Organometallic Chemistry... I didn't even need the damn class, I just needed A 400+ Chem class and that's the only one that fit into my schedule. I am still angry that I didn't think ahead regarding scheduling one in a semester or two earlier. banditalfi12-17-2007, 06:00 PMI thought my B- in BioChem would be my lowest until the C+ in Organometallic Chemistry... I didn't even need the damn class, I just needed A 400+ Chem class and that's the only one that fit into my schedule. I am still angry that I didn't think ahead regarding scheduling one in a semester or two earlier. I would just like to respond by saying... whhhyyy? The advanced chem electives at my school are "synthetic organic chemistry" or "spectroscopy" or "proteins in 3d", all of which I would happily take before organometallic chemistry! thesonofdarwin12-17-2007, 06:10 PMI would just like to respond by saying... whhhyyy? The advanced chem electives at my school are "synthetic organic chemistry" or "spectroscopy" or "proteins in 3d", all of which I would happily take before organometallic chemistry! I have a knack for punishing myself with difficult courses, I was just overwhelmed my last semester with other time intensive courses to keep my grade up. Our school rotates the upper level courses in an A,B,C,D sort of fashion. Year 1: Semester 1 (A), Semester 2 (B) Year 2: Semester 1 (C), Semester 2 (D) -repeat- for Years 3 and 4 We had more courses than just 4, of course, but my required classes took up all the time slots that were available for every other upper level Chem except Organometallic. I absolutely LOVED lab, but it was O.Chem on crack^2 when it came to memorizing reactions. I should mention that I did fine on the two (2) exams we had as well as lab, but the final just obliterated my A- because of how heavily it was weighted. Nexx12-19-2007, 09:20 AMI was kicked from the Univ of FL early on in my academic career with a cum GPA of 0.87. Without getting into the nitty gritty of it, financial issues played a large role in those grades. Anyhow I explained it by taking off school for a year and then returning part-time while working full-time. Then I went to school full-time and work full-time (with two semesters of full-time school at a community college and a university as well as working full-time) and pulling my GPA up to a 3.55. Also wrote what I considered to be one hell of a letter of intent for my app which discussed in part my academic 'history' lailanni12-20-2007, 12:28 AMhah, now that this quarter is over I can say for sure : ) B- in genetics and biochem. Which is why you should never, ever take biochem, genetics, o-chem, and wildlife bio at the same time. Ever. RazorDoc201012-20-2007, 09:46 AMC- in chemical engineering control systems bleccccch is that like process control??? if so, I loved that class (but we had an awesome teacher for that one). and I found it pretty useful in physiology! ok back to OP, my lowest grade was a C in Organic Chemistry I. I followed that with an A in Organic Chemistry II though and it was never brought up. ShelterGirl12-20-2007, 10:21 AMis that like process control??? if so, I loved that class (but we had an awesome teacher for that one). and I found it pretty useful in physiology! ok back to OP, my lowest grade was a C in Organic Chemistry I. I followed that with an A in Organic Chemistry II though and it was never brought up. Yup, process control - really bad teacher for that one. I aced the lab, but not the lecture. VetMed55512-20-2007, 11:10 AMD- in Introduction to Bible at a Christian College. It took me YEARS to pull up my overall GPA to 3.6 after that freshman year. My science GPA is 3.9 though. I just made it a point to write a statement about all the hard work that went into dealing with consequences of that one bad year at a Christian College. When I saw admissions at VA-MD they told me not to worry about it and even write something about my academic achievements, so don't lose hope.:):luck: HopefulAg12-20-2007, 03:29 PMB. Ya'll that have the + and - system are lucky. My college does A, B, C, D, F. (4.0 - 0.0 respectively). So an 89.4 is the same thing as an 80. I got an 89.3 in Microbiology, which translates into a B. Soooo close to making an A, and it was a five hour class. :( Got a 3.2 for the semester where as I would've had a 3.53 for the semester had I just gotten that extra .2 So be glad that it's not 4.0 or nothing. david59412-20-2007, 07:59 PMB. Ya'll that have the + and - system are lucky. My college does A, B, C, D, F. (4.0 - 0.0 respectively). So an 89.4 is the same thing as an 80. I got an 89.3 in Microbiology, which translates into a B. Soooo close to making an A, and it was a five hour class. :( And every class where you got an 89.5 and they rounded up became and A instead of an A- and the same with your 79.5's being B's instead of B-'s.... Yup, and both the classes I got C's in were 79.4999's that the professors just didn't round up because they were evil evil men. Or maybe they were 69.5's that got rounded up. A lack of grade modifiers can both help or hurt but at the end of the day it pretty much averages it out. Think of it this way, if you got a 91 in all your classes you would have straight A's and a 4.0 GPA. If you had grade modifiers then you would have straight A-'s and a 3.7 GPA. Tsuky200812-26-2007, 09:24 PMMy lowest grade is the B I got in ecology. The ecology class at my school is infamous for being ridiculous because we have a 72 year old crotchety professor and he's the only prof. that teaches it and he just loves giving B's and C's to pre-professional students. Blech!! I'm excited to say this actually because our grades for fall semester were just posted and I made an A in biochem (wOOt!) so I don't have to add that to the B list with ecology hahaha. Anywho, I'm new here! I'm applying this coming application cycle, c/o 2013 hopefully! PAThbrd12-26-2007, 09:40 PMI'm applying this coming application cycle, c/o 2013 hopefully! That makes me feel old! :laugh: We didn't have +/- modifiers at my undergrad either, and we don't have them now at Penn. It worked really well for me in undergrad, I was the one with the 89.5s and the 90s with the 4.0 gpa. It has not been the case for me now though, with a couple 89.4s. Including a 10 credit biochem course 1st year in which I had an 89.49 and only needed a quarter of a point on the final... grr. Tsuky200812-26-2007, 10:40 PMThat makes me feel old! :laugh: Haha me too when I think about how old I'll be when I finally graduate with my DVM!!! I was supposed to graduate this may and be able to enter vet school as c/o 2012 but I took forever in figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, so I didn't end up declaring a major until I was a junior...but in the meantime I took some awesome classes that I'll never use hahaha. pupsforseeing12-27-2007, 08:35 AMAnd every class where you got an 89.5 and they rounded up became and A instead of an A- and the same with your 79.5's being B's instead of B-'s.... Yup, and both the classes I got C's in were 79.4999's that the professors just didn't round up because they were evil evil men. Or maybe they were 69.5's that got rounded up. A lack of grade modifiers can both help or hurt but at the end of the day it pretty much averages it out. Think of it this way, if you got a 91 in all your classes you would have straight A's and a 4.0 GPA. If you had grade modifiers then you would have straight A-'s and a 3.7 GPA. We have grade modifiers at my school. So, I'm one of those that the -'s always hurt me, but so far the +'s have never helped me..I've gotten more -'s than I can count, but not a single +. Go figure. Emio12-27-2007, 09:57 AMWe have grade modifiers at my school and I am one of those people that it has hurt. I have gotten one B (a flat B, not a B+), no B+'s but a ton of A-'s. All that to say that if we didn't have modifiers, my GPA would be about a 3.95 instead of a 3.8. i'm so sorry. :rolleyes: Moonpaw12-27-2007, 06:49 PMMy lowest grade is the B I got in ecology. The ecology class at my school is infamous for being ridiculous because we have a 72 year old crotchety professor and he's the only prof. that teaches it and he just loves giving B's and C's to pre-professional students. Blech!! Wow...I've taken three ecology courses at my school so far (Intro to Environmental Science, Field Lab in Ecology, and Intro to Ecology) and I've had the same professor for each one, and she's the easiest professor ever. Sort of makes up for the ickiness that was my biochem professor last semester. Who, like my first semester orgo professor and genetics professor, gave me a B. I haven't gotten the rest of my fall grades yet, but hopefully, the rest of them will be higher. I do best when I think a class is hard. It doesn't matter if it is or isn't; I have to think it's hard to actually try. Which is sad, because genetics would have been really easy if I had actually studied. Hooray for senioritis! Tsuky200812-27-2007, 10:46 PMWow...I've taken three ecology courses at my school so far (Intro to Environmental Science, Field Lab in Ecology, and Intro to Ecology) and I've had the same professor for each one, and she's the easiest professor ever. That's awesome, I'm jealous!! hehe. Yeah, I had gone into ecology thinking "Oh, I've got this, I want to be a vet!" haha but the way our professor was, he told these very long and verbose stories about things like the fitness of lizards doing pushups (a real story of his, I kid you not) and then his tests were the really obscure facts from the stories he had told us in class. And his tests were crazy. Each question would be 5 sentences long so that when you got to the end, you'd forgotten what the question even was. And on one test he gave us 70 multiple choice questions and he made it so that the answer to 50 of the 70 questions was "E", because, as he told us later "Students never think there should be that many E's on a test, so they'll second guess themselves after 4 questions on my test." As he laughed at us all.... As you can tell, he kinda got under my skin haha. Oh well, one B never hurt anybody! Moonpaw12-28-2007, 08:03 AMI know I'm lucky because her tests were so easy, but even if they were hard, they were still some of the best classes I've ever taken, especially Field Lab in Ecology. Somehow, you wouldn't think that a class that made you get up at 7 AM on a Saturday to go hiking in the freezing cold would be that great, but it really was. karmapple12-28-2007, 07:45 PMThe ecology class at my school is infamous for being ridiculous because we have a 72 year old crotchety professor and he's the only prof. that teaches it and he just loves giving B's and C's to pre-professional students. Blech!! Do you go to University of North Texas? That sounds exactly like our ecology professor. Tsuky200812-28-2007, 10:04 PM. almostglue12-29-2007, 06:06 PMsecond semester Physical Chemistry. Woo! Honk if you passed P-Chem! Ok, so I'm way late on this response, but I love that there are other chem dorks out there!!! Pchem was awful. But just last week I saw a car on campus with a bumper sticker saying 'I survived Pchem.' I love it. No one really understands why that would be a worthy statement until they've been through it. I may name my next cat Schrodinger. Unless it causes too much psychological pain to think about the man. pupsforseeing12-29-2007, 06:12 PMI may name my next cat Schrodinger. Unless it causes too much psychological pain to think about the man. No joke...I actually have a physics/chem double major friend who has a cat named Schrodinger. He also has one named Proton. The thing that gets me every time is that he named Schrodinger in high school...apparently I wasn't as up on my science as he was at that age because I had noooo idea who Schrodinger was until the joys of PChem :-) annaig12-30-2007, 08:53 AMMy lowest grade was a D in Ochem 1. I retook the class during the summer and made an A, and the class only lasted 6 weeks! Goes to show you what a difference a change in professors makes. My next lowest grades were a C+ in ochem 2 and physics 2. enchantingme201-20-2008, 10:58 PMMy lowest grade was a C (and I have gotten more than one). My interviewers asked me what I thought was weak in my application and thus I said grades. They both looked at me like I was crazy. My GPA was not that high (3.46 and I was applying for out of state admission so the average is higher), but they definately took into account that I went to a 'most competitive,' school, and highly valued research and experience. I was offered admission right after my interview, so I'm living proof that a few lower grades will not prevent you from being a vet!!! UVA Wahoo01-21-2008, 04:13 AMThat's great to hear! I have heard from various sources that vet schools do not take undergraduate university into consideration at all, and that always made me so nervous! The pre-health crowd at my school was a force to be reckoned with. :0) It was almost impossible to get lots of A's unless you had no other life besides school! VAgirl01-21-2008, 05:14 AMTo add to this conversation, I just had my first interview and the interviewers didn't ask me about grades or about undergrad academics at all. My undergrad GPA was very much less than stellar with a number of crappo grades. However, I have taken courses since undergrad and did a masters, all of which have excellent grades. It's been a bunch of years since undergrad for me and I've done different things since then, so we just talked about that. It left me with the impression that they weren't concerned about my undergrad academic record. Just one more vote out there that it's not necessarily the end all be all. LeahUnderTheSea01-21-2008, 06:53 AMLowest grade: C+ in organic chem. Ewww, I hated that class! Now I'm auditing it (about 4 years after that C+), and find it's really interesting. Amazing what a few years does to a person's brain! Hobiecat164201-21-2008, 07:14 AMC in gen chem II. At the time, I thought it was the end of the world. wivet201101-21-2008, 07:14 AMOk, so I'm way late on this response, but I love that there are other chem dorks out there!!! Oh trust me, there are lots of us! During OChem there was a group of us that always studied together and before every quiz/test one of the guys would "bless" us all, saying "Ethyl, Methyl, Ether....AAAAAmine". Ah, good times... meadow3601-23-2008, 11:42 PMI got a D in Organic II the first time around and a B the second time around. First time around was at an enormous state college with 400 people in the class. Just not a good learning environment for me. I should've dropped it but didn't know any better .... RaptorRehaber01-24-2008, 12:22 PMI've been lurking around the forum for a few days to see if my question has been asked, and I suppose it will do the lease damage in this thread if it has already been addressed but.. Has anyone gotten in with anything lower than a C on pre-reqs (aside from MN who accepts C-)? I'm just curious how tough vet schools are on their grading policies. Tiraka01-24-2008, 01:00 PMMost schools specify that all pre-reqs have to be passed with a C/C- or better. Or are you asking if the ones with that requirement are willing to let it slide (doubtful, given the number of applicants they all receive)? dyachei01-24-2008, 01:05 PMI've been lurking around the forum for a few days to see if my question has been asked, and I suppose it will do the lease damage in this thread if it has already been addressed but.. Has anyone gotten in with anything lower than a C on pre-reqs (aside from MN who accepts C-)? I'm just curious how tough vet schools are on their grading policies. yes, I got in at Tennessee with a C- in organic 2. They never even brought it up, but they did specify C on their admissions page. From what I understand, certain schools can be lenient on grades if you've shown improvement since then or if other parts of your application are strong enough. RaptorRehaber01-24-2008, 02:59 PMMost schools specify that all pre-reqs have to be passed with a C/C- or better. Or are you asking if the ones with that requirement are willing to let it slide (doubtful, given the number of applicants they all receive)? The latter. Sorry if that wasn't clear, I thought by mentioning that Minnesota accepts C-'s it would show I am aware of each school's requirements. RaptorRehaber01-24-2008, 03:04 PMyes, I got in at Tennessee with a C- in organic 2. They never even brought it up, but they did specify C on their admissions page. From what I understand, certain schools can be lenient on grades if you've shown improvement since then or if other parts of your application are strong enough. That's great to know, thanks! Too bad it's in Tennessee, no offense to your preference, but I think the only reason I could imagine living there would be for the body farm. Although, if vet school doesn't work out, medicolegal entomology, here I come. dyachei01-24-2008, 03:28 PMThat's great to know, thanks! Too bad it's in Tennessee, no offense to your preference, but I think the only reason I could imagine living there would be for the body farm. Although, if vet school doesn't work out, medicolegal entomology, here I come. If you like wildlife/exotics, its the place to be. But I understand that not everybody likes the things that I do. RaptorRehaber01-24-2008, 07:28 PMIf you like wildlife/exotics, its the place to be. But I understand that not everybody likes the things that I do. It's more the location than anything. I'm not much of a southern gal, too many anti-Castros and bible belts for my taste, haha. I've heard good things about the school though, the director of admissions here in Minnesota actually recommended the school to me when I visited him last week. PB246402-18-2008, 12:43 AMApprox 8-10 yrs ago: C's in both Org I and Physics II D in Org II Getting ready for round 2 of Org Chem this summer and I can't wait to have a second chance! alliecat4402-18-2008, 06:41 AMOh, lord...F in orgo II. :rolleyes: Baaad memories! 16813502-18-2008, 07:24 AMI got an F in a pre-calculus math course which I don't even need. I was eligible to write a supplementary exam to pass it, but I was told about it later than most of the students and I wasn't about to drop all of my new subjects and run around trying to get someone to teach me the math that the professor was incapable of making me understand. Half of the class ended up failing or dropping out, and the last midterm that they had, my friend had the highest mark which was a 52. That class was a nightmare. I am in stats now and am liking it a whole lot better. turnandburn02-18-2008, 07:51 AMC in O Chem 2 :barf: I seriously hated that class. I wish I would have taken the series at a community college, where there would have been <20 people in the class, instead of 300. Trying to get individual help from the prof was a nightmare. I think I would have done a lot better. Starwrecker02-18-2008, 01:16 PMD- in calc because I slept thru a midterm exam. Oops. Considered retaking it, but did all the math by hand and even an A would have only raised my GPA by about .01 so I decided it was worth it. Less than stellar GPA's for the win!!! carrbear2102-18-2008, 09:07 PMC...in Physics 1... 6 years ago! Strangely enough I'm getting an A in Physics II... I'd take O-chem over physics any day (even with a cheat sheet for physics)! kekemapa0402-18-2008, 09:29 PMI'd take O-chem over physics any day (even with a cheat sheet for physics)! I totally agree!! I have been putting off taking the 3rd quarter of physics because I hate it so much and my IS school doesn't require it...but of course, some of the other schools I am still in the running for require it. BTW, my lowest grade was in Calc II my senior year of high school during running start...the one and only C+ on my transcript! Poke02-19-2008, 10:38 AMI haven't even started taking physics yet, and it already scares me.