bad gpa

  1. P

    Just Give Me Some Hope (But don't hold back) - Horrendously Low cGPA and sGPA, Med-school possible?

    Hi everyone, It is the first time I ever post on a forum website, much less a forum site dedicated to aspiring professionals. Let me just start my story, and say that I will be overwhelmingly honest. I started community college back in 2015, I stayed for a few semesters in college but quickly...
  2. jtom

    What are my chances?

    Hey guys I was wondering if you could give me any advice on how to improve my application for this cycle. I am a non traditional student and had to take a few pre-reqs to be considered last year. I applied last year and got interviewed and waitlisted at tennessee and also waitlisted at UF...
  3. C

    Did I screw myself?

    Okay, so I've recently started undergrad at a well-known university, but I'm a non-traditional student that's 24 years old. So far, I've only taken 8 courses, but have made A's in every one - some higher, some lower. I've started volunteering, will soon be switching jobs to something more...
  4. R

    DIY post bacc or SMP?

    Attached is a screenshot of my undergrad grades. I still have to get through virology, anatomy, organic 1&2, and physics 1&2. I have a ton of bad bio grades because my first two years of college I was lazy and didn't take it as seriously as I should have. Other experience includes ~2000 hours...
  5. R

    PCOM biomedical sciences? what are my chances?

    I attached a screenshot of my current transcript with the grades I've earned so far. Obviously I'm not getting into medical school with these, although that is my ultimate goal. My cGPA is 2.88 and I know my sGPA is lower but I still have organic 1&2, physics 1&2, anatomy, virology, and calculus...
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    Should I take a gap year or is it still possible to get in as a traditional student?

    Sorry for the long post but I really just need advice! I'm going to be a Junior at Tulane in Fall 2018. I am a neuroscience major. I had a very rough past semester (second semester sophomore year) because of extenuating circumstances (had to work extra hours because mom lost her job). My GPA...
  7. T

    trends and overcoming bad gpa

    Hello! I just finished my 2nd year of undergraduate as a Cell Biology and Neuroscience major. Came to college ready to go to medical school and once I got here I couldn't really do well in school no matter how much work I put in. Got a C my first semester, then I decided to work even harder but...
  8. D

    I Need Pre-Med Advice

    Hey everyone! I am an upcoming college sophomore. My freshman year went horribly--academically. My first semester, I took 12 hours and dropped introductory chem. I ended up with a 3.2 and 9 completed hours. My second semester I took 16 hours, dropped introductory chem again, and ended up with...
  9. J

    Getting in to pharmacy school with low GPA

    I was enrolled at a university for 4.5 years and accumulated a 2.33 gpa. My last semester at the university, I had many personal problems the affected my grades and ended up failing 12 of the 16 credits I attempted. I decided then that I needed time away from school to mature as a student before...
  10. McDanielG12

    GPA, Nursing, Heartbreak...

    Hey guys. Sorry if this has been asked 100 times, I just didn't see any posts really similar to my situation. I want med school and I want it bad. Currently, I am in nursing school. This just isn't what I want. I think I would be content with my life if I stayed a nurse, but it's not what I...
  11. P

    MD & DO Chances...any advice appreciated.

    Hi All, This is my first time posting so here it goes. I'll try to keep it concise. Undergrad: 2.7c, 2.7s 1 year Postbacc (at a 4 year uni): 3.82 -Full load science courses MCAT: 520 Underrepresented minority, research in plant sciences/wildlife bio, 3 years EMT experience, 2 years teaching...
  12. Z

    4th year Pharmacy student wants become a physician

    Hello everyone, I had to make my own thread because I couldn't really find anyone in the same boat as me. So I'll be writing a lot. Please bear with me since I am in such a difficult situation and need to decide ASAP. I am currently a 4th year student at a well-known Pharmacy School (6 year...
  13. whatisit350

    Tricky situation. Reapplying after 7 years. Good DAT, poor GPA.

    Hey whats up guys, so I'm in a bit of a pickle, and would appreciate any advice. Short background. I took the DAT 7 years ago, did good in sciences, but had 17's in QR and RC. Also had a 3.04 GPA-o and 2.77 GPA-s from undergrad. Needless to say, didn't get it. Moved on with life. Then did 11...
  14. M

    MCAT DOs and DONTS

    Hello everyone, this is my first forum, and after years of looking at everyone else's post that weren't exactly answering my question,... I decided to ask my own finally. 1.) I am a Junior in Biology minor Nutrition Pre- professional. I am currently taking the MCAT in June on the 29th and have...
  15. S

    Recovering from bad first semester (3.1 GPA)

    Hello, I am new to these forums so please bear with me as I write my first post on my situation. Before my spring semester, I wanted to determine my problem areas that plagued me my first semester and recover properly. Here's my situation: I took 14 credits my first semester and received a 3.1...
  16. D

    The "Worst Premed Advice" thread

    I am currently a PGY-3 radiology resident. I wanted to start a thread to collect the worst pieces of advice people have personally received with regards to applying to medical school. This could be anything from where to apply, specific experiences, bad test advice...the more ridiculous the...
  17. strivingpanda

    I can't get in now. But what should I do?

    Im am currently am a junior in college and I have had MANY bad grades in my science classes. I recently transferred to a different school and thought I would be better since I have learned from my mistakes of studying in the past. However, I just looked at my microbiology grade and got another...
  18. C

    Did horrible in my pre-calc class?

    So, being stupid and a freshman in college with a weak math background I decided to take pre-calc in the summer as a 6 week course and ended up getting a D- in the class. I am obviously going to retake it, and my school has a policy on replacing your grade with whatever new grade you receive...
  19. K

    PT school? Other fields to consider?

    Pre-PT from CSU, graduating this fall cum. GPA 2.5 pre-req GPA 2.8 last 60 unknown, but lets say around 3.2 Clinic hours: 150 outpatient & counting/currently trying to obtain inpatient hrs Considering taking the GRE in the upcoming months So not going to give a whole history, but my prior...
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    Should I take post-bacc classes? Or should I get a second B.S. or try to get into a MS program?

    Hey all, I'd like to consider myself a non-traditional student. I recently graduated from a top 50 University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Unfortunately, I didn't do too well, which can be attributed to the severe depression I was dealing with, in addition to not wanting to do...
  21. T

    Undergrad science courses grades

    Hello everyone, I'm currently an undergrad (going into 3rd year) at Temple University, PA. I don't know if this matter has been discussed or not but I have a HUGE concern on my undergrad science grades and GPA (see attachment). I know it doesn't look really good but should I retake Biology 1 and...
  22. M

    Am I on the right track?

    Hello friends! It is the summer before my senior year of undergrad, and I just wanted to make sure I'm doing everything I can so as to stay on the path to getting into DO school (it's so easy to forget big things when you don't ask for second opinions :cat:) My background/future game plan: -I...
  23. K

    Failed Same Pre-Reqs Twice? Should I give up?

    Not sure where to begin, as this year has thrown me through a loop. I started off this last year a sophomore at a smaller state school in my home state, I was a member of the Honor’s Society and my GPA was 3.75. This year I had some health issues that greatly impacted my school, I went back...
  24. V

    Starting over??

    Hello I used to attend one of the UC school (Bioengineering) but dropped out after a major depression strike. While i was attending i was able to manage 2.9 gpa in both science and pre-pharm prereq. Recently I applied to a community college to start over and retake classes after taking a year...
  25. The Dude....

    Current AD Officer - cgpa 3.3 sgpa 3.6 MCAT ##

    cgpa 3.3 sgpa 3.6 MCAT- Haven't taken yet, but projecting a 32 to 34 after practice tests Age: 30 Non-Traditional- Family, three kids Bachelors: HIM (Texas State University) Initial bad grades and withdrawals during freshman and sophomore year with strong upward trend, culminating with Deans...
  26. J

    Gap year after bad freshman year advice

    Hey SDN... I'm finishing up my freshman year and will end up in a pretty bad spot (around a 2.5 gpa). Came in as a business major, ended up becoming very ill at the end of the semester and ended that with a 2.3. Started Bio major second semester, will probably end up with a 2.5-3.0. I know...
  27. D

    Non-Trad Looking for Advice!

    I posted this on the premed subreddit with little (no) response, so I thought I would look for advice here. I appreciate any feedback you could give me. This is going to be a little long, though I'll try to keep it as brief as possible and give you what I know up front. MCAT 2/3: 515...
  28. O

    Other OT-Related Information low GPA, GRE- I GOT ACCEPTED! And I want to help YOU!

    I'm typing this on my phone, so I apologize if it is written poorly: It wasn't until after I graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from a state school in 2011 that I realized my real dream was to become an OT. So, I had what I would call a slow start to my path to becoming an OT: MY...