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I am a first year Penn State student. I took 13 credit this year. I got a 2.72 GPA. This is mainly caused by a D in general chemistry. I had A and B for all my other classes.
I know this GPA is really terrible for medical school. I could have done a lot better, but I didn't spend enough time on school work. I had made a list of mistakes I made this semester, and I am looking forward to a better GPA next year.
I just want to know how much would this hurt my admission chance to a medical school? Thank you.
 

Aerus

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If you're new to SDN, you should search old topics first before making a new thread.

Upward trends are good. If you can improve on this, you still have a chance. You will have to retake this D because many schools require a C or higher in the prereqs.
 
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Dec 27, 2013
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If you're new to SDN, you should search old topics first before making a new thread.

Upward trends are good. If you can improve on this, you still have a chance. You will have to retake this D because many schools require a C or higher in the prereqs.
If you're new to SDN, you should search old topics first before making a new thread.

Upward trends are good. If you can improve on this, you still have a chance. You will have to retake this D because many schools require a C or higher in the prereqs.
Thank you so much. I understand I have to retake. However, my transcript would have both grades on there according to my school policy. So this would affect my GPA greatly. I did a bit calculation. I would have to maintain almost straight A to get a 3.8 GPA average.
Is that possible with hard work? I know science is defiantly not my best area, but I slacked off this semester. However, I heard a perfect 4.0 is quiet impossible. So do I still have any chance to make it to medical school?
 

Aerus

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It's very possible. Understand what you didn't do correctly this quarter and change your habits. Don't take too many extracurriculars and ease up on the course load and allow for a smooth transition.

If you browse around SDN, you'll find many crazy success stories, like people with sub par 2.0's to many semesters straight of 4.0's. And, I can say through experience, that you hype up the difficulty of getting a 4.0 a lot. A 4.0 is very doable. Confidence is just as useful as caution.