grades

  1. H

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. jwarren10101

    Do schools care about unrelated foreign masters grades?

    Hi all, I am currently doing a masters abroad in a social science field during my gap year. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. S

    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...
  10. S

    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...
  11. P

    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!
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. S

    Suggestions/Advice...

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. O

    URGENT ADVICE!! Discouraged high school senior...help 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. D

    Med school was going so well....until rotations. Advice?

    Hey everyone, sorry for the long post ahead, but I just wanted to post on here to vent as well as ask for some advice. I started clerkships 6 months ago, and things have really not been going to way that I had been hoping for. During preclinicals, I studied extremely hard and sailed through...
  31. G

    Unusual Health Circumstance and bad grade.

    Hi All, This is my first post on this site, however, I've been reading SDN for a while. I just received my first C+, and it was in general chemistry I. Prior to this, I had earned A's in both of my biology courses, and was invited to start studying at the graduate level my second semester of my...
  32. SoMuchMCATAhhhh

    Advice Heading into Interview Season

    Hi folks! Had some questions regarding the level of applicant I am for Gen Surg, and the types of programs I could reasonably be a good applicant for. Goals wise- I'd like to head into academics in the future, and do a residency in a bigger city (mostly as this provides my SO with good job...
  33. 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...
  34. PickleRick19

    FM Matching Question

    Hey everyone, I'm a third year medical student who will be applying for residency in FM this coming fall. First, a bit of background: - 245 step 1 - Pass in family medicine core clerkship, barely missing HP (good comments on eval, pretty good shelf. I take full responsibility for the grade, but...
  35. F

    Will these grades matter???

    In 2012 (way before I was even considering med school), I attended a technical college for a marketing diploma. I ended up getting a great job opportunity and left, but didn’t drop my classes correctly, so I made 4 F’s. I’m back in college now, 5+ years later, and have a 3.85 (looking to improve...
  36. Franzliszt1

    The truth about AMCAS GPAs

    Before I get into this I want to say please forgive my ignorance, I have a 3.6 cGPA but given that I have many A+s in my last two years, my AMCAS calculated cGPA is 3.53. For all intents and purposes will I be judged as a 3.53? Lets say I get in somewhere - when the medical school reports...
  37. R

    2nd semester of college, gpa: 3.7 (Med School)

    I currently have an overall 3.7gpa. However in my science classes I have received Gen Chem 1: B Gen Chem 2: B Bio 1: A I am taking an orgo chem summer class which I will probably get a B, but am obviously aiming for an A. Are my grades okay? Do I need to get all As from now on to get into med...
  38. B

    Help!!! Dumb Freshman Needs Reassurance

    soooooo, Im finishing my first year of college and my GPA is trash. First semester I only got a 3.03 and this semester only looks like ill be getting a 3.4 at best. Are my chances already over? Should I start looking into post-bac programs now?(nothing wrong with post-bac or anything) I just...
  39. C

    Bad Grade in Gen Chem II Lab

    Hi - I am a cognitive science major (a junior in college) and I am considering doing a psychology grad program with a focus on neuroscience. One thing that worries me is that I received a terrible grade in gen chem II lab- a D+ (I understood the material, but I was late with turning in lab...