1. K

    Is a "O" symbol on academic record a red flag?

    My primary was just verified yesterday but I had a quick question. I had a class that was listed as Incomplete on my transcript but the professor later gave me an A+. (PI forgot to submit grades). I put it in my AMCAS shown below but AAMC put a “O” mark on it. Should I just leave it like this...
  2. Esmolol

    Grades conversion school to school

    Silly question - a have seen a lot of schools operate on the Honors/High Pass/Pass scale. Our school does the good old ABCs. A is a 90% B is 80%, C is 70%. So is a B "equivalent" to a high pass?
  3. E

    Pass/Fail Question

    Hi there, I am currently a 3rd year in undergrad on the pre-dental track. I just finished up my fall semester and Orgo II went extremely poorly. I ended with a D+ so will have to retake the class at another university (if I don't pass/fail). My other pre-reqs have gone decent (Orgo I being my...
  4. N

    Summer session courses: count in GPA during application year?

    Basically, since I'm applying for this upcoming cycle, would the courses I take over the summer (summer '22) also be counted in the GPA calculations even though I'd be (ideally) submitting my app by early June (prior to summer courses finishing)? Would I send an update about the grades after the...
  5. K

    Rant time (grades)

    I got a B+ in biochem this semester and will probably get a B+ or A- in physics 1. This semester has been the absolute worst considering I got A's in ochem 1 and 2 and only got a B+ in a science course from freshman year. At the start of this semester I had a 3.91 gpa now it's going to drop. How...
  6. Perchperkins

    I got a 3.0 this semester with an overall GPA of 3.63, what are my chances?

    Hey guys, I posted a few days ago about how my grades went down. My first semester was a 3.77, my second a 3.89 and now my third was a 3.0. It was a huge drop - thanks calculus. I had a lot going on with work, COVID and online classes. The good news is that I got an A is orgo, the bad news is...
  7. O

    Will my acceptance be rescinded for Bs?

    I've been struggling with personal life and I currently have 5 acceptances but they're to MD schools and they all say I need to maintain academic standard. My stats are uGPA: 3.0 with strong upward trend (~3.8 last two years) Neuro masters: 4.0 If I get two Bs it will be my first semester and...
  8. Perchperkins

    Had a terrible semester as a 2nd year premed student - I feel kinda discouraged :/

    I doubt anyone's really going to want to read a sappy pre-med student talk about their grades, but feel free to stick around if you'd like. My first and second semesters of college I did quite well. I had A's, I was on campus and I was doing extracurriculars and what not. Since COVID hit and...
  9. M

    My upward trend

    Hello, I am currently a pre-med student, and I wanted to gain some perspective on my situation. During my freshman year, I lost motivation and unfortunately ended my first semester with a 1.6 GPA... I know. My second semester was 3.91. Ever since then, I have had a 4.0 throughout my sophomore...
  10. L

    COVID19 pass/fail vs. letter grades

    Thank you!
  11. M

    Advice for Acing Organic Chemistry

    Hello! I'm a premed student and in Fall 2020 I'll be taking organic chemistry 1. And yes, I know I have some time before the Fall. However, at my university General chem 1 and 2 is combined into 1 course done in one semester, making it more rigorous. I got a C in it, and yes I'm aware I can use...
  12. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  13. jwarren10101

    Do schools care about foreign masters grades?

    Hi all, I am currently doing a masters. I know that AMCAS does not have an option to upload foreign transcripts - but do you think schools would want to see my grades during this program?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Waldrons1

    Got a C+ of a Neuroanatomy exam... its 30% of my grade

    I just got a 78 on my first Neuro exam of the semester and I am devastated. I studied weeks in advance and ended up actually switching answers from right ones to wrong ones on my exam (which would have made my grade SIGNIFICANTLY higher). I feel like now I'm behind the class because I just can't...
  19. stardocscream

    Anatomy vs Physiology vs Anatomy & Physiology class? - How does the AAMC view all these courses?

    Hello! I have a perplexing question: In looking at classes I could take, there is an Anatomy course, Physiology course and a combined Anatomy & Physiology class. These are all Bio courses, but they're all considered different courses with different classification numbers. How would the AAMC...
  20. stardocscream

    Turning primary app in June - How bad is it?

    Hello. Since this is an anonymous forum, I'll reveal some things about my application in regards to what's going on. My science grade is quite borderline (this is my second time applying for med school), but I found a way to make it at least 3.0 before the summer time - something that allows...
  21. D

    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!
  22. M

    In need of some input? Pre-pharm chem grades

    Mid-semester blues happening right about now. Worries for daysssssss. My overall cumulative GPA is 1 3.65 and my science grades are... Gen chem 1: B+ Gen chem 2: B+ Bio 1: A Bio 2: A Orgo 1: B- Heart breaking I know :( I would get A's on several exams in all my chems but somehow get screwed...
  23. D

    Would these be considered "good" or "okay" clinical grades?

    Hi all, Here are my clinical grades: Surgery - HP Ob/Gyn - H Family Medicine - HP Outpatient Internal Medicine - P Psychiatry - HP Neurology - H Internal Medicine - H Pediatrics - H As the name of this thread says, would these be considered "good" or "okay" clinical grades? i.e. when...
  24. S


    Hi! Happy holidays to you all! Sorry to bother with a typical pre-med question, but I would reallllly appreciate some wisdom from people who know a lot more than I do. Right now, I just finished semester 1 of sophomore year and I have mainly good grades except 2 blemishes on my record. Over...
  25. B

    Is one 'C' on my transcript bad for med school?

    I am a pre med college student (Biology major) and so far I only have 1 C on my college transcript from an environmental science class. The class was really hard; I had about a 79.69 in the class but my professor refused to round my grade up to a 'B'. All my other grades have been A's and B's...
  26. N

    MD Bottom in my class rank and starting to think med school is not for me

    I'm a fifth year medical student in a six year European-style program. We don't have Board exams and essentially matching is done based on your overall class rank, which is 50% the combined average of your annual class rank for the six years and 50% your rank in a final comprehensive board-style...
  27. O

    URGENT ADVICE!! Discouraged high school me please

    hi, i made a thread earlier i dont know what the heck happened to it lol. But im in dual enrollment and im trying to get my masticates and i have 5 classes left, which is alot. i have never taken that many before and i need advice on how to handle it being still a senior and balancing school and...
  28. R

    Dropping classes this semester and next

    So I've been accepted to ICO, NECO, and PCO. I'm kind of worried because I dropped 3 classes, I was originally in 5 classes and so I'm only going to get a grade in two classes this semester and end up with 3 W's this semester since I screwed around a lot (Ik im an idiot) and missed classes...
  29. G

    Medical leave?

    Hi All, I've had a pretty miserable semester. I've missed most of my classes for the last ten weeks, because I developed pneumonia, among other health issues and complexities, followed by back to back viral infections. I was in the ER six or seven times. I've been running a low grade fever for...
  30. C

    MSW Can a 2.9 GPA get into grad school?

    Hello, I am currently a senior with a 3.0 with a 3.1 in my major. I plan on applying to MSW programs and one counseling program but I'm a worried that my GPA will drop this semester. Not too low but i expect at least a 2.9. In the event it does, will I still have a chance at grad school? Most...
  31. Piglet2020

    Trying my best as MS1 at Graded Med School - How to improve?

    Hello everyone, I’m an MS1 and just finished my first med school block (anatomy) with a B. Average was a 85 but I’m slightly below the average. I dont know if I’m doing well enough for the specialty I may be interested in (internal med, radiology, anesthesiology, opthamology). I know not...
  32. J

    Other OT-Related Information Chances of getting into OT school

    Hello, everyone I am excited to be posting here for the first time. I've been looking over the forum for some time and wanted to share my stats. I'm applying for masters programs In OT for the upcoming year (2019). I wanted to know if I could get some feedback as to my chances of getting in and...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. V

    Will I have a shot at any 6yr OMFS program?

    Hi all, I am studying for the CBSE right now, plan to take it in February but really distraught because I have seen a few posts regarding the importance of an undergraduate GPA for acceptance into a 6 year program. My undergrad performance was, by no means, stellar (~3.3 if you don't...
  36. E

    C Grades in Two Courses. What now?

    Hi, I’m sure this kind of stuff is posted all the time, but lately I’ve just had a lot of thoughts and anxiety running through my head and could use some clarity. I am 3 weeks into my sophomore year currently the University of San Francisco but my concern is with my freshman grades. For my...
  37. 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...
  38. A

    C/C- in Organic Chemistry but I can't retake at my school

    On the online admissions pages for most schools, I didn't see a lot of hard cutoffs per subject, but when I looked at the prerequisites for each school through AADSAS, most schools list "Organic Chemistry - 6.0 credits - 2.0 grade" I'm panicking now because I received a C on my first quarter...
  39. R

    Physics Course with a C? - please help!

    Hello all. This is my first post on this website and I finally need some real help. My stats for my main prerequisites are: A&P I - B A&P II - A CHE I - B CHE II - A- PHY I - C PHY II - A GEN BIO - N/A STATS - A- ALL PSYCH COURSES - A- I was wondering if having a C in my first Physics...
  40. G