low cgpa

  1. M

    How does an applicant apply competitively when GPA is an issue

    Hello friends, I was directed here from the Reddit MD/PhD community and I was wondering if I could get some advice on applying to MD/PhD programs. Basically, I worry that my lower GPA will make many programs overlook my application, and I'm wondering what you guys would advise in terms of...
  2. shinebright

    What should I focus on in senior year of college, if I plan on taking a gap year with low gpa/EC's?

    This school year; 2019-2020 is my last year of undergrad. I've decided to take a gap year after college so I can improve my application. My gpa and EC's are quite low and I am planning on taking the MCAT later this year. What should I focus on this year to increase my chances of being accepted...
  3. P

    Any Chance of Getting Into Masters Program with Horrible Transcript?

    Hey. I've been looking around on sdn for a while to see what the best route I should take to get accepted to dental school someday. My overall GPA is a 3.04 right now while my science GPA is a 2.89. My transcript is full of blemishes. I have 2 F's and 3 D's. I have an F Organic Chem 1 and...
  4. M

    Low UGPA, High Post-Bacc GPA/MCAT - School List?

    Hello everyone. I’m a 28 year old DIY post-bacc student in California finishing up my last few classes for transcript repair, and getting ready to apply in the 2019 cycle. Background: I graduated from UCLA with a Physics/Math double major with a low 2.5 GPA (total ~90 units that count towards...
  5. N

    Help!!! How to improve my application

    Hello, so i was planning on applying to medical school in the 2019 cycle, but i had a particularly terrible year last year, i'm in my last year at my school and so i only have 1 more year to build it back up. I already plan on taking a gap year so im here asking what kind of advice anyone here...
  6. B

    Chances for an improving failure?

    Hi everyone! I've been reading sdn for a while now, just decided to join :) I know to take this resource with a grain of salt, as everyone and every situation is different, but I'd like some opinions on my situation, sorry for the length :[ I'll be a junior this fall, and my current GPA is a...
  7. terebellumjokes

    Was it my late application? Reapply to new or same schools?

    Hey, this is my first post and I was hoping someone could offer me some advice on how to focus on the strengths (and my correct the weaknesses) of my application. I've been lurking the forums for a while now, but finally I think my situation is unique enough to warrant a post. Last cycle I...
  8. M

    HELP, What are my chances of getting into dental school with low GPA

    hi guys, was wondering what my chances are of getting into any dental schools in the states with my current gpa and what schools i should apply to. So i graduated from a Canadian university with an average of ~70% (i know it's low ): ). I am currently finishing a dental hygiene program and was...
  9. M

    Take MCAT Before Applying to Post Bacc/SMP?

    Should I take the MCAT before applying to an SMP or Post Bac program?
  10. J

    Chances??/Caribbean?

    so I didn’t exactly have the best years in undergrad and I’m about to graduate with a 2.81 GPA EC’s are great with internships with surgeons at MD Anderson and all of that Worked in ER for the past 3 years at a level 1 trauma hospital, etc etc LOR are solid as well Haven’t taken the MCAT yet but...
  11. R

    Struggling with how to proceed

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  12. R

    DO 3.2cGPA (upward trend?), No MCAT, senior taking gap year

    Hello, White male Undergrad at Missouri State University Cell and Molecular Biology senior graduating in May. Graduated in 3.5 semesters and due to hand injuries I couldn't take the MCAT last spring. I went through courses too quickly, worked 40+ hours a week and never could figure out how...
  13. M

    My boyfriend died and I missed all my finals, my school refused to expunge grades

    My boyfriend died in a car accident a week before my finals. I emailed my teachers and let them know what happened and they said they would give me a WU and I can try to get it expunged through the university. A WU means "university withdrawl" but is equivalent to an F. My university denied my...
  14. M

    Retaking Prerequisites? or Taking Advanced Science Courses?

    Hi, I am concerned with my prerequisite GPA as they are pretty low. Here are my stats (I plan on applying cycle of 2018) GPA => 3.26 but aim to be higher as I have one quarter left. cGPA now => 2.83 (with retaking classes => 3.3) (Bio I = C+, Chem II = C+) GRE = V 148 Q 157 Writing 4.0 (Plan to...
  15. kkilla

    What do I do now?

    Alright. So, I currently don't believe I am a hopeless pre-med [yet] but I just finished a pretty rough semester. While my final grades have not come in yet, I am expecting about a 3.0 GPA. I'm getting ahead of myself; I am majoring in Biological Engineering. My current cumulative GPA is a...
  16. Dreadhead

    Some advice please? 2.89 cGPA, 3.09 sGPA

    Hardworking first generation college student. Provided for myself throughout college. 3 jobs + full-time commuter student. MathBio major Neuro & Chem minors. cGPA 2.89 (upward trend), sGPA 3.09, MCAT score 495, with little prep via Kaplan book set & lots of anxiety surrounding test day. (As I'm...
  17. B

    Canadian Applying to States

    Hi there, I'm narrowing down my list of schools to apply to. I'm a Candian applying to states DO schools (possibly MD schools,) Ireland RCSI, and St.Georges in Grenada. I have a 503 MCAT but my GPA is on the lower end due to my first two years... cGPA of 2.9 (its an increasing trend Frist year...
  18. S

    Should I even consider MD/DO? WAMC

    Background: I come from a divorced family with a long history of drug/alcohol abuse and mental illness. I have battled with those issues throughout high school and 2 years afterward leading to not starting college until I was 20. I had a terrible year at a CC college (GPA 1.9). Applied to a...
  19. M

    MD & DO Chances? cGPA 3.05, BCPM GPA 3.50, MCAT 510

    I know there's a huge discrepancy in my GPA. Long story short, I did't really know what I was doing with my life during my early college years. My grades from junior college are horrendous (a ridiculous amount of D's, F's and W's). However, my grades significantly improved after I decided to...
  20. F

    What are my chances?

    Currently a Bio Major. 1 semester away from graduating. My stats are somewhere around ~3.2 science ~3.3 Overall. 100+ hours of shadowing. Scribe Experience. A lot of (non-medical) volunteer experience. Have been in the military 5+ years. URM. I don't take the MCAT until May. Assuming that I do...
  21. NEURON13

    WAMC

    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, It's my first time ever posting on a forum in general (never had social media neither) so bare with me if my post doesn't follow the norms of this wonderful site. At the suggestion of a dear friend I would like all your honest and humble opinions on what my...
  22. Y

    Seeking advice on post bacc

    Hey, so I will be graduating in a few months with a social science degree. I recently decided that I want to be a doctor. I have taken 5 m/s courses: Astronomy F Algebra d,f Biology b Biology lab a Physical geography b I am currently in another bio class. My mcbp GPA is like a 2.2. My UG GPA is...
  23. P

    Postbac/SMP programs that may accept a 2.7 cGPA/sGPA

    Are there any Postbacs/SMPs (D.O. with good linkage) that would even look at a student with a 2.72cGPA/2.78sGPA with a STRONG upward trend (+3.8 GPA) in the last 70 credit hours and a solid MCAT score (plan on testing in the Fall)? I did so poorly in my early years that even with my academic...
  24. H

    AACOMAS change!!

    Hello everyone! This is my first post on SDN and I will try and not give you my autobiography here.. So long story short, I have an undergrad degree in Biology and have a less than stellar GPA (2.9). My pre-med undergrad advisor was honestly just terrible and I ended up applying/taking the MCAT...
  25. T

    What are my chances and what schools should I apply to?

    Hi everyone, I've been following SDN post for a while viewing trying to find some advice for my situation. I figured it would be best to post my stats and see what advice I get. So here they are: Undergrad cGPA: 3.43 Undergrad sGPA: 3.0 MCAT: 506 (127/124/127/128 did poorly on CARS which...
  26. E

    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...
  27. J

    Nontraditional 2.75 undergrad GPA and 3.8 post-bacc

    Happy application season guys! I'm finishing up my application and wanted to see what you guys think. I am an nontraditional URM (graduated college in 2012). Just a short history, I was pre-med in college but did not preform as well as I should have. Was over extended with D1 athletics and...
  28. doc4kids93

    Very Low GPA. Should I try Post Bacc or no point?

    My GPA is a 2.5 and I'm a senior. I've had trouble focusing on school (finally diagnosed with ADHD 5 months ago and have been making all A's for the past two semester after diagnosis/medication). I am certain that I have the ability to do well in my classes if given the opportunity to redo, now...
  29. C

    Non-trad low cgpa, decent sgpa/mcat

    White, Male, KS resident, non-trad (will be 29 upon matriculation). Originally a business major, graduated in 2010, worked in healthcare consulting for several years before deciding to pursue medicine. Completed pre-reqs via a formal postbac this year and took MCAT. Stats: cGPA ~ 3.2 (uGPA...
  30. N

    School List HELP also chances?

    Wondering if someone could help me with a possible school list and give opinions on my chances. undergrad 2.7 cgpa very low undergrad science failed orgo chem 1 post bacc 3.5 all science with DO grade replacement I'm looking at about a 3.1-3.2 cumulative and 3.2-3.3 science gpa (possibly higher)...
  31. E

    What are my Chances for Texas Medschools?

    Hello, The pre-health advisers at my school are terrible. I was hoping for some advice (and maybe some encouragement) from people here. I am currently a senior in a Texas university. I will be taking an extra semester. My cGPA is 3.49 currently with sGPA at around 3.3, with a strong upward...
  32. G

    2.90 cGPA, 3.85 sGPA and 520 MCAT

    Up until around late Junior Year of undergrad I never knew exactly what I wanted to do. I took a lot of dual credit hours in High School (+30), and even though I never failed, I "earned" plenty of C's and even a D. Unfortunately, this trend continued until late Junior Year. Over one particular...