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Retaking courses that aren't pre-reqs?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Professor Deej, 04.13.12.

  1. Professor Deej

    Professor Deej Member

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    I got a D in financial accounting and a C+ in Health Care in the U.S. my freshman year. This was before I was pre-med. My schedule is already full and I would have to stay an extra semester to fit it in.

    Are they worth retaking? Or should I just let it go since they aren't pre-reqs?

    How important are non-prereqs to adcoms?
  2. tantacles

    tantacles Moderator Lifetime Donor

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    They're important. Your total GPA will be reported, and these classes will have a negative impact on it. Getting a D in a course also tends to be somewhat of a red flag to admissions committees. If these two flubs happened in the same semester, it's even worse.
  3. Professor Deej

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    So I should retake them?
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    I definitely wouldn't retake a C+ and also wouldn't retake a D if you don't need the class since it's not a prereq. If you're planning on applying DO as well as MD then it is a different story (I'd retake the D but keep the C+ probably but I'd first calculate out the GPA difference)
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    Yea thats probably the wisest thing to do. Mucho gracias!

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