1. jstkeepswimming

    Reinvention Journey - looking for feedback!

    Hello all, So I'm currently working on reinventing my resume for medical school and am looking for advice on where to go from here. I have an idea of what I want to do but feedback is always appreciated and welcome. Due to my unfortunately bad grades in community college (and early undergrad at...
  2. Potinator

    Osteopathic vs allopathic

    Hello. I am a junior Bio Major planning to apply to medical school next year and taking most courses recommended for the MCAT such as bio, chem, sociology, biochem, Phys, psych...etc. I currently have a cumulative gpa of 3.57 and a science gpa of about 3.23 which I know is not very competitive...
  3. J

    Academic Probation

    Hello All, I am trending towards being on academic probation after my first semester all because of a bad anatomy grade. I’ll have high Bs and an A in my other 4 classes. My school puts that we were on academic probation on our official transcript. How will that affect me once I graduate in...
  4. A

    to take another gap year?

    Here's what I have so far: Undergrad Major: Health Education cGPA: 3.83 sGPA: 3.71 I have not taken the MCAT yet - I plan on taking in March 2020. My story - I went through most of college being pre-PA and switched a few weeks before I graduated. In undergrad, I completed all of the...
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    Kinda worried

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    MD Confused junior with a 3.2 GPA

    Hi! I am a current junior and I realize that my grades during the first 2 years of college (especially sophomore year due to mental health problems) are so bad that I'm not sure what to do/whether they can be made up with mostly As/B+s, etc... so I'm seeking out suggestions/help/advice! I have...
  7. power818

    Does my GPA matter that much after I have my acceptance?

    I got my phone call today that I am accepted to UAB through early decision! I have a 4.0 GPA, and I am wondering how important everyone thinks it is to maintain that. I started a full-time night shift job this summer that I am still working, and I’m wondering if it begins to become a problem if...
  8. A

    Non traditional with low gpa - need advice on post bacc options

    Hey everyone! So I just graduated this May with a B.S in Computer Science from a state school. I've felt the calling towards medical school for as long as I can remember, however my parents pushed me to do CS. Right now I was able to land a job with a huge company as a software engineer with...
  9. Arv39

    How do I calculate my GPA?

    The plan is to finally apply to medical school next year but my gpa is all over the place as I was sick for a while and had drop down to part time. For example: 2015 Fall F A D B- (pre algebra) 2016 Spring A A C- (Algebra 1) A B+ C 2016 Summer Session 1 A A 2016 Summer session 2 A- 2016...
  10. M

    Help with studying habits? Chances for optometry school?

    My GPA keeps dropping! I’m scared to death. My GPA before I took Physics 2 & Organic Chemistry 2 was 3.34. I got C’s in both of those, then it dropped to a 3.31. Once I took Biochemistry, for a C in that, and got more B’s than C’s in my other classes that semester it dropped to a 3.28. I just...
  11. O

    Is my OAT/GPA Competitive/ What are my chances??

    Hi All: My Cumulative GPA is a 3.3, Science GPA is a 3.0. My OAT is a 300TS/310AA. RC: 330 GC: 300 OC: 290 Physics: 260 QR: 280 Bio: 400!!! I have 160+ hours of shadowing an optometrist, shadowed an ophthalmologist in the OR, Thousands of hours of volunteer experience as an EMT, and 120+ Hours...
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    low sGPA alright cGPA

    My sGPA is around a 3.37 but my cGPA is 3.77. I got a 520 on MCAT. What are my chances at MD school?
  15. jg2021

    What more can I do?

    I will be a junior this fall 2019 and i’m looking for ways to improve my application as this is sort of the final year I can do this unless I end up needing to take a gap year. I have a 3.5 gpa, which I know isn’t too good but I am on the track to a 3.6 by the end of semester 1 of junior year...
  16. Kobethegoat24

    Really need help with dental school list?

    My stats: GPA: 3.88 DAT: 21 AA, 21 TS, 18 PAT (unfortunately also 16 QR) URM Volunteering: about 54 hours Shadowing: about 52 hours Virginia resident After giving it a lot of thought I have decided to wait until July to...
  17. R

    URM, 520, downward trend, 3.6c, 3.5s

    Hi Posting for a friend applying 2020- AA male NYC 3.60 cumulative gpa 3.50 science gpa 520 MCAT STRONG research STRONG leadership GOOD letters of rec OK clinical & nonclinical experience Yearly Trend: 3.9 - 3.9 - 3.4 - 3.2 1. Would you recommend an additional semester to raise gpa to show at...
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    Chances/School List

    Hello SDN community! I’m a middle of the road applicant so will being complete in late August/early Sept decrease my chances in a major way? What schools should I look at? Any help is appreciated!
  19. Kobethegoat24

    What do you think of my plan? Which schools should I apply to?

    So I recently took my DAT in march and now I am doing my shadowing and volunteering. I needed advice on when to apply and also which schools to apply to. My profile: 1.) GPA: 3.88 2.) DAT: AA= 21, Bio 21, General Chemistry 20, Organic Chemistry 23, Perceptual Ability 18, Quantitative Reasoning...
  20. A

    Incoming Freshman - Pre-Med GPA at Duke

    Hi everyone, I am planning on attending Duke in the fall for my undergraduate degree. I have heard that Duke classes are incredibly difficult (but you do learn a ton academically from the rigor of the courses) and that the university is notorious for weeding out pre-meds due to grading on the...
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    Post Bacc GPA

    Hi, I'm choosing between post- bacc master's programs and one program I'm looking at grades courses as Pass/Fail. Do you know the GPA is calculated from this type of grading scale? Thanks!
  23. L

    Advice for a freshman in undergrad?

    Hi everyone! I’m finishing up the second semester of my freshman year of undergraduate as a pre-veterinary major and it seems like it has flown by! Although I have gotten good grades and gotten involved in many extracurriculars this year, I am often left wondering if I am doing enough to stand...
  24. M

    Advice? Low GPA High DAT? #Anxiety

    Hi Everyone, I just wanted to get some insight from those not at my university, because I just wish to see if there are any success stories out there? I struggled heavily with mental illness (I.E. depression and things of this nature) which caused my transition into/through out college rough...
  25. 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...
  26. KeepingUpWithK

    Advice for those with low GPAs

    Hello all! So not trying to make anyone feel bad for me or anything but my years in college have been stressful. I had went from switching my major from Nursing to Biology (which was overwhelming and caused my GPA to drop) and posted questions on here previously to seek help throughout my...
  27. ElysiumHaven

    (2019) - TMDSAS and Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Science GPA

    Hi, Has anyone had abnormal psychology or cognitive psychology successfully listed as counting towards their science GPA with TMDSAS? I just wanted to confirm and update with someone, since the threads on SDN that I found were from 2007 and may not be relevant to the current times as of the...
  28. 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...
  29. B

    GPA for dentists ???

    Which dental schools do not require gpa for international trained dentists ? Or we dont need it at all ?
  30. jg2021

    Lower stats w/ great ECs vs. Higher stats w/ no ECs

    I have a 3.5 GPA, mostly due to messing up my first semester of undergrad (C in gen chem I, which I believe I made up with an A- in gen chem II, an A- in orgo I, and looking like an A in orgo II), but I definitely have a pretty significant upward trend. I also have 45 shadowing hours, 150+...
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    Graduating soon with no EC's, feeling late in the game

    Hi everyone, I was hoping some advice could give me better perspective. I'm about to graduate with my BA in Biochemistry, and I've been having conflicting feelings. I was excited to volunteer at the beginning of this school year, but the training was so lacking and the environment so toxic that...
  32. M

    Dental schools statistics/ private schools

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone have dental schools statistics data that could share with me (for instance school names/ requirements/ gpas/ volunteering.. etc.... and also all private schools in the US (that are easier to get it than other schools) I would greatly appreciate your help
  33. 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...
  34. L

    Freshman year of undergraduate and stressed about grades

    Hi everyone! I'm currently a second semester freshman majoring in pre-veterinary sciences and have a few questions about undergraduate grades. First semester was great and I made a 3.75 GPA, I was a member of pre-vet club and was very optimistic about going to vet school. I've always had very...
  35. WhereMyLiberalsAt

    All Branch Topic (ABT) HPSP GPA

    I hope I’m posting in the correct place (I couldn’t find a premed section.) I have been accepted to medical school and will be starting this fall... I have an extremely low GPA but this was remedied by having strong grades for my last 120 credit hours (~3.7). I’m curious to know what GPA does...
  36. M

    Dental schools that Canada accept

    Hi everyone, I have one question, do you by any chance know what countries (universities) do Canada accept when u finish dentistry without having to do those 4 exams for entrance? Or do you know where I can find this information? I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me.
  37. K

    RDH: How much of an advantage will I have when applying to dental school?

    Hi everyone, I am a registered dental hygienist currently working towards a bachelors in biomedical sciences. If I get almost straight A's for the rest of my curriculum, I can raise my oGPA to a 3.4-3.5, which I know is not the greatest. I am aiming high for the DAT and hoping to get a 25AA and...
  38. P

    Marijuana Institutional Action and Low GPA

    Hello, My friend has an interesting case here. I’m just gonna give you the straight up facts (good,bad, ugly) he would like to share...and we’d like some input from this site on how best to get to medical school. GPA: 2.6 MCAT: Let’s assume he gets 510 to put a number. Race: Hispanic...
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    GPA Trends

    Hello! I was just curious...what would admissions commitees rather see: an exceptionally high gpa, or one that shows a strong upward trend? Thanks in advance!
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    Hi everyone! I am going to apply this upcoming cycle for fall 2020 and I was just wondering what schools would accept a 2.7 GPA. I'm hoping to bring it up to 3.0 by next fall and get a 330+ on my OAT. If anyone that was or is on the same boat as me could reply back with your stats I would...