gpa advice

  1. 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...
  2. Boomer7200

    3.3 GPA Freshman year

    Hey guys, so most likely I'm going to end up with a 3.3-3.4 GPA for freshman year. I started off really bad with not really studying, and the second semester I stepped it up. I've taken Bio 1 and currently taking molecular genetics and have taken both gen chem 1 and 2. Calculus 1 and 2 I've...
  3. G

    High cum GPA but very low science GPA

    I am a junior who is finishing up a technology degree who also has an interest in pursuing medicine. My health impacted my academics drastically to the point of having a combination of over 10 D’s and F’s in Math courses. I couldn’t move forward in my program without those math courses hence so...
  4. aspiring-dentist101

    Importance of GPA/Acceptance chances?)

    I've been wanting to post about this for a very long time. I have been busy with family, interviews, work, etc. So I haven’t been able to post on sdn. I have decided to post it now for the sake of future applicants. This is intended for future applicants and most importantly for those that did...
  5. doglova

    V shaped GPA trends

    Hey guys, Wondering if anyone else here had a V shaped gpa trend and if so how it was looked upon and how you explained it.
  6. S

    REALLY NEED ADVICE ASAP please for DPT

    So I applied for DPT programs and I got an interview with CSI and Mercy (didn’t get into CSI - was a horrible interview experience). But idk if I should re-take some classes to increase my GPA. Here are my stats: cGPA - 3.27 BS in psych (graduating this May) pGPA - 3.36 Classes - Bio 1 C+...
  7. candylover218

    Chances?

    Hi! Seeking advice from anybody kind / generous enough to help a girl out. I intend to apply to med school this fall, but my science GPA is low, like a 3.19, and I've a 3.48 cumulative (from a pretty good school though,Berkeley). I did a Masters in an ethics program at HarvardMed (3.9). My...
  8. S

    D Junior Year. Can I still apply to med school straight out of college without gap year?

    Everyone knows medical school admissions is very difficult and so I'm in a sticky situation here with my grades. I know people who've gotten into top tier medical schools with Cs or even Ds on transcripts but they were all from freshman year. However, I just got a D in my junior year orgo class...
  9. M

    Applying/MCAT before Physics 2

    I am applying to medical school in the upcoming cycle. The only pre-req I am missing is Physics 2. My GPA has been on an upward trend, and I really do not want to mess it up right before I apply. I am very bad at math, and very bad at physics exams (I have trouble performing in a huge lecture...
  10. N

    terrible freshman GPA

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  11. T

    Low GPA first semester, need advice

    I feel like this comes up a lot on these sorts of forums but I'm a MD-PhD hopeful at a university ranked 100-125 and I bombed my first semester, making only a 3.44. I only took STEM classes and I'm very involved in a research lab, and hoping to get an REU for the summer. From what I've heard you...
  12. L

    1st semester freshman gpa? Did I lose my chance????

    Hi everyone. Right now I'm projected to end my 1st semester of freshman year with a 3.5 gpa. I was struggling to find good study habits and it impacted my grades (any tips?). I know I still have 2nd semester to improve my overrall freshman gpa (striving to maintain all A's to bounce back) but...
  13. T

    Apply this cycle or SMP?

    Hey guys, so I’m in a dilemma with wasting a ton of money and time applying and maybe not getting in or go ahead and start an SMP. Here is a little background: 3.35 gpa (upward trend of 2.7-> 3.35 over 2 years) 3.4 sgpa Practice mcat scores have been around 512 consistently. Decent amount...
  14. I

    Worried about my GPA

    I am currently a junior getting ready to apply after next semester. My current GPA is a 3.63 and my science GPA is a 3.7. I just took the DAT this past summer and scored a 23. I am worried about this semester as I think I might get a B in one or two of my classes and I am concerned that will...
  15. F

    Retaking a Chemisty Class

    How does the AAMC calculate gpa if I retake a class. I couldnt find a lot of info online. I wanted to retake gen chem (I got a B-) but I want to graduate and retake it in another college. My college has horrible chemistry teachers and people fail or do really poorly. Does it make a difference if...
  16. E

    2 DIY Post-Bacc Options - Ideal One?

    Hello, everyone. I'm graduating this December with a STEM degree, and I'm looking to go into a DIY post-bacc to career change into a pre-med path. I have not taken any of the prereq classes while in school except Math, so I'd need to start on everything from scratch. I'm graduating with a low...
  17. E

    Graduating in 2 months in Applied Math, Low GPA - Need Guidance

    Hello everyone, I'm a graduating senior at UC Berkeley with a degree in Applied Math. I pursued a career in Software Engineering, buying into the Silicon Valley hype, but I have hated every second of my coursework here. I actually wanted to switch to a premed track after my first semester, but...
  18. J

    Individual grades VS. GPA?

    When regarding grades, what is more important GPA or individual grades? During my first few semesters of college I racked up two F's (Math and history) and one D (math) with one C in a lab course (Life science) however, ever since my break, I've received about 10 A's in my courses (including...
  19. E

    Published Research but low GPA

    I am currently a junior studying Biochemistry at a relatively competitive university. Since high school I have been working on developing technology for a startup as a basis for a company I founded (which unfortunately since had to be dissolved due to a equity disagreements). Going into my...
  20. C

    One Interview...Should I retake the DAT?

    I was wondering if you think I should retake my DAT and try to score higher? I took my test the first week of July and started submitting my apps immediately. Almost all my schools were sent out by the first week of August. I have one interview so far, so naturally I am getting antsy and...
  21. StudentX

    New York Phd. in Hearing Sciences Applicant

    Hello, So I'm currently an undergraduate senior at a City University of New York preparing my graduate school portfolio for some PhD. Programs both instate and out fo state: - SUNY Buffalo - CUNY Graduate Center - Syracuse University - Northwestern - Vanderbilt There are some...
  22. M

    Couples Questions about GPA and W's(withdraws)

    Hey guys, I just a few quick questions! 1. I'm currently sitting at a 3.43 cGPA right now, and another year of good grades would take me to about 3.54. Would 0.1 grade point make a big difference given that I'm at the lower end of the GPA spectrum? 2. I am eligible to graduate after this...
  23. E

    I got a C in General Chemistry. At a Community College. Now What?

    Now, before the recommendations flow in to either throw myself off a building, or apply to DO school (which is hardly comparable), I would like some real life advice on how the hell I make up for my C in General Chemistry, at a *gasp* Community College. I got a 78.7% in a course with no curve...
  24. G

    Pretty Terrible GPA Situation and Life Situation

    Hey everyone! I'm about to be a junior in college, I'm planning on getting a double major (Computer Science and Biology) and I'm pretty stressed that I won't be able to get into medical school anymore after the last two years of college. As of now, I've failed three classes (one class twice...
  25. fauxrealist

    What type of numbers should I be shooting for during my Post-Bacc

    Hi everyone, I'm currently enrolled in a post-bacc program and I'm trying to figure out the minimum numbers I'll need to get into an allopathic school. (Not that I'm against DO). I finished my first year of post-bacc with a 3.72 cGPA/BCPM GPA. I'm in the process of finishing up Chem II and...
  26. B

    Post Bacc - Yes or No, Suggestions

    Hi, Pre-med here preparing to apply to medical school during the next cycle. I'm looking for some advice regarding completing a post-bacc program, taking a few courses throughout the next year from local colleges, or doing neither of those. My undergraduate GPA is low due to extenuating family...
  27. G

    MD & DO What are my chances? GPA-specific question

    Hi, My question is do to the fact that I am an undergraduate student who will be graduating from Georgia Gwinnett College in the next year and a half. I have spent all but one semester at this school. My institutional GPA ia currently 3.2. Based on projected calculations with a high degree of...
  28. A

    Fixing a GPA - Need advice on next moves (DIY or SMP)

    Hi all. I am a recent undergraduate who graduated from a top ~20 school and needed some advice on my next steps in the med school process. I am aiming mainly for MD but would be open to a few DO options as well. Here are my stats: ORM 515 MCAT, I crammed for only a month, so I feel like I can...
  29. P

    GPA

    Hey!. I am an undergrad student and my overall gpa is 3.40 and my science gpa is 3.20 and I want to apply for Nova Southeastern for the Pharm D prgram and they ask for a specific gpa of 2.0 science and math . I was wondering if its' math and biology together or they want 2.0 in math and 2.0 in...
  30. P

    How many C's in sciences is too many?

    My freshmen year started off like anyone who ever has never had freedom as a teenager- wild. Due to that I made a C in biology (when i couldve did a lot better because at the end i made A's but it was too late) and wasnt planning on retaking it because I knew for a fact that I will no longer get...
  31. jj.work

    Chances of Getting in - apply to more schools?

    I would like to know my chances of getting accepted, and if I should apply to more schools this cycle. I applied to 11 schools, but I've been told that because of my stats, I should apply to more schools to increase my chances of getting in. My Stats: Gen. GPA: 3.3 Sci GPA: 3.0 DAT AA: 22 DAT...
  32. H

    MPH Pursuing MPH, but will have ~2.75 upon graduation, need insight on chances

    Hello everyone, I am going into my senior year with a 2.69. My last two semesters are on the lighter side and I should finish with around a 2.75. I have yet to take the GRE. My undergraduate is a BS in Environmental Chemistry, with a minor in Chemistry, and pursuing a Certificate in Public...
  33. R

    What are my chances of getting into med school?

    I know there's so many questions like this out there already, but I've been seriously stressing and I'm hopng this tread will either ease my anxieties or point me in a realistic right direction so that I'm not just worrying aimlessly. Currently have a pretty crappy GPA at a 3.24 and I screwed...
  34. chunkyfilms

    Should I Take Another Semester of Classes?

    So I'll be able to graduate a semester early once I complete the Fall 2018 semester. Assuming I get all A's I'll graduate with ~3.56 cGPA of 129 credits. If I take an extra semester full-time of 12 credits, I can graduate with a 3.6 cGPA of 141credits. The grades that lowered my GPA are a D (3...
  35. V

    Post Bac vs SMP ?

    Hi all, I'm currently debating the best way to go about doing a post-bac to improve my credentials before I think about applying. Stats: 3.13 cgpa 2.96 sgpa major: biology competitive liberal arts college ECs: ~100 hours volunteer experience 1 year as research tech at highly ranked medical...
  36. L

    DO School Applicant Help

    Howdy! (as we say here at Texas A&M) I am currently a second-year college student and will be graduating a year early (in May of 2019) with a degree in health humanities, and minors in English and public health from A&M. I will be finishing up my pre-reqs for DO school post-bacc in the year...
  37. W

    Confused...

    Hi all, I just finished my freshman year and feel very naive in that I don't know if I did as well as I should have. My first semester I had all As and an A- in bio1 and in my second semester I had two A+'s, two A's and unfortunately a B+ in bio2. Right now my science gpa is a 3.7 and my cGPA...
  38. P

    Should I start learning premed courses through MIT ocw/other ocw as a high school student

    Is it feasible to do this if I want a head start in premed and want to get into a top tier med school? Is it a waste of time to attempt this? Are there better resources? Should I spend time trying to get (more) AP credits? I feel like I performed sub optimally in high school and missed my shot...
  39. J

    Post freshman year

    So at the end of freshman year Im really wondering if I have what it takes to be a doctor. I finished my first semester with a 3.23 gpa but i didnt take college that seriously so I came back spring semester and tried really hard. The thing is after trying hard I am going to end up with around a...
  40. Z

    MD & DO Should I apply or wait? What are my chances?

    Hi, all! I would appreciate some advice as there's a void in pre-health advising at my university at the moment. Scripps College, Claremont CA graduating 2019 Major: Human Biology & Cross-Cultural Health; Minor: Spanish Female, white, 21 y.o. Southern CA resident cGPA: 3.71/ sGPA: 3.29 Goal...