1. 6

    Having 3 Ws on Transcript

    How will this look? Do I completely reject the idea of going to med school? I have 3 withdrawals, after add/drop. 2 of them are medical withdrawals, and 1 is a regular withdrawal. I have had one in Summer of Freshman year, one in Summer of Sophmore year, and 1 in Spring of Junior year.
  2. Melvillei

    Regret withdrawing my acceptance

    I recently withdrew my acceptance from USUHS after choosing to attend a civilian USMD program instead. I just couldn't overlook the ≥7 year obligation plus the many cons of milmed discussed on these boards: lack of control over my career and family life, limited job opportunities for my SO...
  3. Baller27

    Withdraw or Stay?

    Hello, I am a third year with a 3.996 GPA, and almost every pre-med pre-req completed except for biochem. I am currently not doing so hot in it, and if I grind out the next month I'll probably finish with a B/B+ if I get a 75 on the final (historically the average has been about a 50). The...
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  5. L

    Step 1 during LOA

    I am taking a LOA between years 1 and 2 and planning to conduct research during the year, however it is not considered an official research year by my school. During my LOA, I will not have an official enrolled student status, until I return back in August 2022 to start 2nd yr. My question is -...
  6. M

    5 withdrawals

    I am a senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences with an Engineering minor. I was born in the Us but grew up overseas so english is not my first language. I have a CGpa of 3.8, SGpa of 3.87 and Mcat score 510. Diring my first semester I was advised to take a writing class which was not required to...
  7. S

    Should I drop ochem?

    Hi guys! I'm currently a sophomore taking 16 credits. I'm doing my classes online this semester and have been struggling a bit with keeping up. My ochem class is completely online; we don't have lectures and my professor rarely uploads lecture videos to canvas so we literally have to teach...
  8. A

    Withdrawing from the same class again!

    Hi guys! I am currently a freshman on the pre-med track. I took general bio 1 and general chem 1 spring semester. I took the "pass" option instead of keeping my original grade of "C's". I am currently retaking general chemistry 1 again but I am not doing the best. I am considering withdrawing...
  9. D

    Applying to MD PhD with One Withdrawal

    I plan to apply for MD PhD programs my senior year (taking a Gap year). My two top schools are Emory and Stanford. I currently have a 4.0 GPA and I’m a junior. I’ve been doing research since the summer of freshman year, each semester. I also got into Mayo Clinic’s summer fellowship for this...
  10. L

    Withdrawal Etiquette

    I know that if I have been offered an interview at another institution but have accepted a seat at another school, that I am supposed to get in touch with the school and withdraw my application ( which I have done). I was wondering what the etiquette was for schools who haven't sent me an...
  11. V

    Should I withdraw or get my **** together?

    Ok so I did relatively well first quarter of ochem (A), but this quarter, my midterm score is reaching around a C when curved (barely 50th percentile.) NMR/IR just doesn't make sense to me at times, with all that coupling/peaks confusing the **** out of me. Mechanisms and rearrangements such as...
  12. D

    Please help- reapply or withdraw?

    Hi all, welcome to my first thread/post. I'm currently applying, but due to some family/life situations I had going on in the summer, my apps went out Sep-Oct. I've been lucky to get one II from a reach, but I was wondering, would it be best to withdraw from the other schools I haven't heard...
  13. D

    Getting better at Math

    Hi! Math has always been a bit challenging for me and I've been doing well until recently. I dropped my Pre-Calculus 2 class because I could tell I was failing and I had no chance to raise my grade since the class is only 3 months long. As a consequence of that I need to drop the Calculus I had...
  14. J

    Withdrew from SMP. Best Options Moving Forward?

    Hi all, here is my story. I graduated from undergrad 2 years ago with a 3.59 overall and 3.29 BCPM. Have great clinical experience and decent volunteer experience. Worked in a microbio research lab for a gap year and attended an SMP program the year after that to solidify my chances and possibly...
  15. F

    can i withdraw then resubmit aacomas?

    CAN I RE-SUBMIT THIS CYCLE IF I WITHDRAW BEFORE VERIFICATION? this is probably the most pathetic thing you will read. I submitted my aacomas last week. I now downloaded the application as pdf to read through it and found 6 mf typos in my activities sections like a random "i" or period or wrong...
  16. Y

    Review & Finalize My Transcripts

    I already reviewed and finalized, but then realized I did have a W freshman year and took the same class second semester BUT I didn't mark that down as a retake. Is that considered a retake? Is that something I can request to edit because it's not letting me open that section again!!! Any help...
  17. TheLeadSeed

    16 W's from undergrad, 4.0 post-bacc, 508 MCAT...chances?

    Hey guys, Basically what title says. Had time poor management and was over-involved in undergrad but learned from mistakes. Graduate program at Johns Hopkins was 1 year post-bacc, 40 credits in sciences. Earned a MS Biotech through it. AACOMAS verified stats: undergrad cGPA/sGPA...
  18. N

    Multiple Ws Question

    Hi all. Recent college grad. Over the course of college I've taken 4Ws, two sophomore year and two senior year. All were in non-pre med courses except one in orgo 1, which I took because I was dealing with personal issues at the time and needed to do what was best for my mental health. Since...
  19. Piglet2020

    Waitlist after April 30th?

    Hello everyone, I’ve been accepted into 1 school & waitlisted in the other. Do I need to withdraw from the waitlisted school by April 30th? On another note, would it be wise to add waitlisted school on fafsa or wait until there’s acceptance in hand?
  20. Piglet2020

    Do I need to withdraw from schools that have been silent?

    I've been accepted to 1 MD school, waitlisted in another. Approx. 10 schools have been silent. Do I need to send an email to formally withdraw from all of these silent schools?
  21. I

    Withdraw or retake ochem 2 over the summer?

    hi everyone, I just got a pretty devestating grade back - I’m not doing so well in ochem 2 this semester. I got a 68 and 44 on the exams so far. It seems like no matter how hard I study, a lot of the questions on the exam are so foreign to me. That fact that I’m taking several other hard...
  22. S

    C in Orgo 2 or W?

    Just took the 2nd midterm exam and I think I did really poorly. I got a C in Orgo 1 as well, (being lazy, partying, trying to cram etc.), but I wanted to know if taking the W is better than having 2 C's. (No other C's in any other classes). Currently in the class I can only miss 170 more...
  23. T

    Taking a Withdrawn in a Class After Medical Leave

    Hi there, I was hoping for some help making a decision. So sorry for the long post. So, I was a first semester sophomore in college after a freshman year of getting a 4.0. I was taking organic chemistry 1, and then had to leave quite quickly about 2 weeks before finals because of a medical...
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    Struggling with how to proceed

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    The Typical 'W' Post

    I know there are so many threads like this out there, but I haven't been able to find some usable advice for my current circumstances... so I need some SDN help! I'm currently a second-semester sophomore pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry degree, and here is my schedule: Introductory Biology...
  26. Green Turtle

    To withdraw or not to withdraw

    I've been reading through endless threads on this topic, but would love some advice on my particular situation. Thanks in advance. Situation: I am currently in Calculus 2 and slowly falling behind. We have daily quizzes that I underperform on, and have taken one exam of four that I received a...
  27. N

    Withdrew one entire semester after job switch

    Hi there:) In the beginning of my fall semester (sophmore year) my job moved away. I was supporting myself fully (in a CC working 30 hours a week, paying my own rent/car/bills ect). I was able to live on (the little bit) of savings that I had but I had to take another job soon. My family...
  28. B

    PLS HELP! Stick with a possible C in Anatomy or drop with a W and retake.

    Hello everyone, New here, I'm currently stuck in a very stressful situation that may affect my chances of getting in Med School/PT School. I'm currently taking Anatomy at my local CC and my current grade is a mid C(76-77) that maybe could go up. The last day to drop the class with a W is...
  29. B

    HELP! Stick with a possible C in Anatomy or drop with a W and retake.

    Hello everyone, New here, I'm currently stuck in a very stressful situation that may affect my chances of getting in Med School/PT School. I'm currently taking Anatomy at my local CC and my current grade is a mid C(76-77) that maybe could go up. The last day to drop the class with a W is...
  30. S

    Need Advice gpa (3.8) but 5 withdraws?

    I have a 3.8 gpa and I haven't gotten my mcat score back yet but I scored 512 plus on all my practice exams. I did really bad first semester sophomore year where I got a BC (basically a c+ since the a BC is 2.5) in organic chem and got B's in a couple of other classes. I got really scared since...
  31. G

    Withdrawal of ONE PreReq?

    Hi all. So I'm a current junior taking Physics I as per the traditional route. We had our first exam and while I didn't score much below the average score, I didn't do great either. In fact, I was a few points off from being in what the professor claimed would be an area of concern. The...
  32. stebgbby

    Should I retake a course with an easier professor?

    I have been going through many many forums and taking advice from those who have been in similar situations as myself. One piece of advice that I am learning is very very true in pre med is how a professor can really make or break your chance of success. My situation is this: I have taken 3...
  33. S

    Withdraw or possibly get a B and lose 4.0

    Hey guys, I'm currently a junior and am in physics 202, my last pre-req. I didn't do so hot on my first exam, and I basically have to make super high As (practically perfect scores) on the everything else to get an A in the class. My GPA so far is a 4.0, and since the rest of the classes I...
  34. G

    Considering withdrawing from vet school

    Made this account for privacy reasons. If you want to skip the unexciting story, my question is bolded at the end. I was accepted to my in state school c/o 2021. I'm 25 and I've spent the last 5 years of my life working up to this moment of getting into vet school, but I'm in some trouble. I've...
  35. S

    Having a 'W' on your transcript

    Hi I'm currently thinking about dropping a course from my schedule because it's become too stressful and difficult. The course is an engineering course and not anything required for medical school. Currently I have a 3.7 GPA and 2 more years of school left but I'm afraid having a W or a C on my...
  36. SterlingMaloryArcher

    Withdraw and add 2nd 8 weeks class to preserve 4.0 or take a B?

    In spanish 101, would be my 1st W
  37. M

    Does withdraw and Pass/fail affect my chances

    I think I will get a B in social psychology class..(yes, very hard exams). I really don't want to have a B in Gened, so I'm thinking about withdraw this class. What do you guys think? Should I do pass/fail or withdraw?
  38. M

    How much will a "W" in Anatomy hurt?

    * Disclaimer: this was posted in the allopathic section as well but I'm also looking for an osteopathic response too so that's why it's here. To start, here are my stats: Current 2nd semester Freshman. First semester GPA was 3.762 with 4 classes (14 credits). Currently enrolled in 6 classes...
  39. dudeethatsrad

    Withdrawing applications after being accepted to first choice?

    Hi! I'm very lucky to have been accepted to my first choice on December 1st. I've placed my deposit (and my family even bought me a hoodie from the school for the holidays), but is it normal to withdraw all of my pending applications now? I haven't heard from 4 schools, and am currently on two...
  40. rosyrisu

    URGENT:Today is Last Day To Drop out of Classes,my bio prof said that withdrawing is bad for premeds

    I need to make a decision ASAP to withdraw from my intro bio class. I may get a B in my gen chem 2 course this semester (and I'm fine with that). I'm stuck with getting a C in intro Bio 2 and I am debating if I should drop it (withdraw) or just take the C. I already have a C in intro to bio 1 &...