bad grades

  1. B

    Advice on whether to continue pre med track

    I failed Ochem last quarter (just barely) and retook it this quarter. Everything was going super well until the coronavirus pandemic happened (for more context finals were put online and to deter cheating they made the final longer and harder). I'm pretty sure I failed the final and thus the...
  2. D

    Will my story work for me or against me?

    Looking for opinions on my situation and if they will combine well to make an application unique. Not sure where to begin so I’m gonna lay it all out. I originally attended community college for three semesters many years ago and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. My grades were horrible and so I...
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    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...
  4. A

    Where do I go from a bad semester?

    Hi, I'm a Sophomore. This semester I started off taking Calc 1, Chem 1, and Bio 2 with labs. I ended up withdrawing from Calc. Over half the class failed the first exam and it was just a mess. I thought could manage through Chem 1 without hs / intro to Chem. This was a big mistake, and I'm going...
  5. A

    Worried about bad semester and GPA conversion from Canada to US

    I'm an american studying in canada and I'm worried about the conversion of my GPA reeally dropping it... In fact my GPA situation is really confusing because I'll be coming from the US where I took 3 years of art school, dropped out for 4 years, and then now I'm in Canada taking my math/science...
  6. D

    Can I get into dental school with this grade breakdown

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to if I have a chance at dental school despite some slip ups. I am currently a senior at the University of Virginia studying Biopsychology. SCIENCE GRADE BREAKDOWN: Gen Chem 1: C+ Bio 1: B+ Bio 2: A- Bio lab: A- Orgo 1: A-...
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    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...
  8. 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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    Did I Ruin My Chances?

    Hi, I have a question with multiple parts. When I entered college 3 years ago everything went to plan and by the end of my freshman year I established good study habits and earned a 3.8 GPA. Between my freshman and sophomore year I ended up getting a job in a hotel and my career in hospitality...
  11. itsJazz

    I'm doing horrible this semester... Should I still apply?

    Current GPA sits at a good 3.28, SGPA 3.25. I did an internship at a dental office for a semester and currently hold an officer position in 2 organizations. I also work. Have over the minimum 100 hours for both shadowing & volunteering hours. I honestly don't think I'll get an A in any of my...
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    How badly did I screw up my transcripts? (Personal issues, health issues) Need advice

    Hello, fellow SDN'ers! Just joined the forums, but I've been a lurker for quite a while. I'm sure you guys must get this kind of question often, but I would like some insight on my specific situation. Beware, this is a long post. I will summarize red flags on my transcripts at the end, but...
  13. futuredent6

    Struggling in Undergrad

    Hey everyone. I am new on here and I am currently struggling in my school and in the process of transferring to a new one. I graduated from high school in 2014 and attended a private university as a freshman. I ended up becoming severily depressed and took a medical withdrawal. I returned in...
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    General Admissions & OTCAS Got accepted and then got kicked... advice?

    I got accepted to OT school under the provision I'd pass a pre-req class with a "B". Long story short, I got a C, and got kicked. I was struggling with the class because a loved one had gotten critically ill, then passed away shortly after. Should I submit the same Personal Statement? Should I...
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    Feeling Very Lost About My Career

    Hello, I'm a student from Asia. I finished high school two years ago and had to do a gap year in order to retake Mathematics, Physics and Advanced Mathematics to qualify myself for acceptance into science based fields. Ever since I was a child, I was given a headstart in English by my parents as...
  16. J

    Rough Semester

    So this semester I took a heavier load than I had in my first 2 semesters. My classes include Evolutionary Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Organic Chem, and Zoology. My cGPA currently sits at a 3.4, but this semester isn't looking pretty. As of right now I have an B+ in Evolution, a C in...
  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. noruen

    One Bad Semester...Topic for Interviews?

    My grades this semester will be pretty lackluster compared to what they've normally been. I'll get a W for dropping a philosophy class for my minor (that I'll no longer complete) due to an obtuse professor and material that didn't meet my expectations - I usually love the subject and previously...
  19. Tea Leaf

    Talking about bad grades

    Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a good start to the semester! I was wondering if I could get some advice on how to talk about bad grades to a professor. For a certain class, I don't meet the prerequisite grade of the required class, however, I signed up for this class regardless. I now...
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    highschool vs. college

    I keep reading everywhere that what you do in high school doesnt really matter.... in a sense yes it doesnt because you can start fresh in college... however I cant wrap my head around the fact tht if someone struggled in high school... where easier things are taught how will they succeed in...
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    highschool vs. college

    I keep reading everywhere that what you do in high school doesnt really matter.... in a sense yes it doesnt because you can start fresh in college... however I cant wrap my head around the fact tht if someone struggled in high school... where easier things are taught how will they succeed in...
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    Advice: Aspiring Physicians Assistant|Exercise Science Degree but Low Grades

    Hello Everyone, I have read an incredible amount of threads and posts about people from different backgrounds seeking advice on getting accepted into PA school. Unfortunately, I have not seen any threads in regards to Ex Sci students in particular seeking to get into PA school but with low...
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    I'm pre-vet and I'm stuck

    I've gotten myself into a bit of a sticky situation. I'm going into my final year as an undergrad at my university, however I have pretty bad grades and quite frankly hate my school. My GPA is below a 3.0. I've basically come to associate my school with overwhelming anxiety and depression that...
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    MD & DO terrible numbers, do I have any chance?

    cGPA 3.14, MCAT 502 - bummer, I know. I've logged over 3,000 hours as a scribe in the ED and believe I'll have really great LOR from 3 MDs and a DO I work with. I have good quality volunteer hours and extracurricular activities. I think my personal statement shows that I have a mature...
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    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...
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    Advice from Older Students to First Years

    Hello all, As I finish my second year of Veterinary school and can't help but think back to this time last year when life was awful and I thought I would fail out of Vet School and now am getting grades that I never thought I would get. What's different about this year? I think a lot of it has...
  27. 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...
  28. A

    Is it too late for me? Currently a Sophmore with 3.5 GPA.

    I go to a quarter-based school, so I have one more quarter this year. Currently have a 3.5 GPA, and I don't have any research experience. My biggest concerns: 1. Like I said, I have no research experience. I am starting an internship position thing at a hospital next quarter, and I'm currently...
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    Retake or not?

    Hi all, I'm pretty new here and this is my first post. Anyway, I need some advice, and it's a bit complicated but all advice is appreciated. I'm a freshman pre-med at a T-20 University (I would share the name, but I see people avoid doing that) and I've been struggling a bit. I got a B in my...
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    Post-Acceptance Grades

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    unfortunate pre-reqs: C- class repeat?

    So. I have been working on figuring out this issue asking every person I know and asking all of my pre-prof advisors from college and I just don't know the best answer. I went to a college that not many people have ever heard of, but is (to much surprise) actually quite a challenging school...
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    MD & DO What are my chances?

    So I have not been doing well throughout my college years. I major in Biology and the Bio department at my school sucks. Professors grade harshly and don't curve. The Bio dept. has the lowest gpa out of all the other departments at my school. I have received many Cs and a D in my science...
  33. buckeyes1577

    Officially a pre-med loser

    Here are some fun factoids about me: --- During high school, I completed many of my pre reqs at a community college, all A's, blah blah blah --I'm a sophomore; however, this past summer I figured that since I was doing research over the summer, I could handle a few classes. Wrong. I wound up...
  34. jpaulmakeyafall

    Rough first semester with Chem, looking for opinions/advice

    Hi, I had a scholarship to play lacrosse for the University of Tampa but decided to attend my local community college for the cheaper route and to focus on academics without the distractions of well.... being in Tampa. This college corresponds all of its curriculums with The University of...
  35. petitechouette

    MD & DO Got a D, retook and got an A: Medical school application chance?

    Hi Everybody, I recently graduated from my college with a double major (Biology and French) and a minor. My final cumulative GPA is 3.58. Throughout my undergrad, I received about 40 A's and 20 B's. I received a D from Gen Chem I (sophomore year's first semester) and I received a C in Calculus...
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    Vet School-Bad grades

    So im a junior currently and my grades have been really bad. I've gotten 2 Fs multiple Ds and multiple Cs. But I've had terrible anxiety since high school although I just recently got an official diagnosis. It's gotten so bad I've even had to go to the emergency room for terrible chest pains and...