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A weird GPA question

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Zapages, May 14, 2008.

  1. Zapages

    Zapages MS Graduate Student 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    Hey guys,

    This might be a weird question concerning my GPA.

    I did terrible in my earlier science classes, but over time I did awesome in my later upper level Science courses. How would the Pharmacy schools would look at it.

    BS in Bio:

    Gen Bio I: B
    Gen Bio II: C
    Genetics: C+
    Cell Bio: C
    --- Post Sophomore Year
    Molecular Bio: B
    Vertebrate Phys: B
    Ecology: A
    Bio Research I: A
    Bio Research II: A
    Bio Research III: A
    Bio Research IV: A
    Bio Independent Study: A , with a 4,000 dollar Research Fellowship.
    Bio Senior Seminar: B+ <-I'm questioning this grade with my professor. *Long story*

    BS in Biochemistry:
    Gen Chem I: B
    Gen Chem II: B+
    Orgo I: C+ <-Retook at same university, but during the summer
    Orgo I: A-
    Orgo II: D+ <-Retook at same university, but during the summer
    Orgo II: A
    --- Post Sophomore Year.
    Analytical Chem I: A
    Analytical Chem II: A
    Biochemistry: A
    Physical Chem II: A-

    Basically prior to my Junior year... I was doing terrible... Then I got my act together and studied and worked hard to graduate with Honors.

    I think that's why I got wait listed at Erie LECOM. But my last semester GPA was a 3.9(which included Biochem, Physical Chem, and Analytical Chem II) and overall GPA ended up being 3.5. Also there is an upward trend for my GPA ever since Junior year. Do they take that in account? Just wondering.
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  3. 117296

    117296 Guest

    Oct 3, 2006
    you'll be fine...just cast a wider net next year if you don't get pulled off Erie's list. 3.5 is not bad, and an upward trend could make it look better. But what do I know, I'm not an adcom:p
  4. Zapages

    Zapages MS Graduate Student 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    Thank you man for the encouragement... I am really scared and hoping that I get in.
  5. FireyDragon

    FireyDragon Beach Day is everyday! 7+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    An open patch of beach
    From what I've read on these forums and from what I remember from applying to another professional school, if you get an interview you can explain what happened during your junior year since on a transcript all they see is the grades and not the why they occurred. Also you can explain it on your personal statement. As you mentioned there is an upward trend after that year which they will take into account.

    Good luck on your applications!:)

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