Ar2

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So I wast just looking for a little advice/input... I just found out that I missed the curve in my Biochem class , and I will recieve a C !!... This may be a dumb question , but I am really stressed out. Is this going to keep me from getting accepted into Dental School. I have a 3.7 overall with a 3.5 science gpa.... I would really appreciate any advice !


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So I wast just looking for a little advice/input... I just found out that I missed the curve in my Biochem class , and I will recieve a C !!... This may be a dumb question , but I am really stressed out. Is this going to keep me from getting accepted into Dental School. I have a 3.7 overall with a 3.5 science gpa.... I would really appreciate any advice !


Ar2
nope, no worries
 
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dennisDDS

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waaa waaa waaa

I dont mean to be disrespectful but it is obvious you have good grades.

What do you want us to do? :confused:
 

tetondent

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I probably wouldn't apply with a C!!! C'mon, you'll be fine..Just keep your science gpa over a 3.5 and you'll have no worries!
 

Ar2

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Thanks... I know it seems like not much of a problem, I was just really worried since Biochem is a key class for dental school. I really appreciate everyone's opinion.
 

rollredroll

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you're fine. i was accepted with far worse grades.
 

Lopyswine

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a C. you're going to receive a C and you think you'll get into dental school?

dude, a C is going to ruin in your life. In fact, you should probably just go walk in traffic.
 

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a C. you're going to receive a C and you think you'll get into dental school?

dude, a C is going to ruin in your life. In fact, you should probably just go walk in traffic.
Hell this is news to me frankly I guess I should jump off several buildings (several C's) :laugh:

OP if you are seriously asking, answer is your are fine

If you are looking for attention because you already know the answer then here is your high five :highfive:
 

Ar2

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Ok , so now I feel like a real ******* haha... I really was asking a genuine question about this, mainly b/c the pre-dental advisor at my school told me that most dental schools dont accept students who make C's. That is why I came here to ask , since I know many of you'll have been through or are going through the process of applying. So I want to apologize if this seemed like an obvious question. I guess I was stressin over nothing. I really do appreciate everyones input.

Ar2
 

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I do not think that one or a couple of C's will break you. Just keep your GPA up. Not everybody does well at every class. I am struggling with physics right now, however I loved O-chem and I aced that class. A "C" in physics may be in my future, but I am not fretting over it. It is what it is, and the Sun will still rise tomorrow.
 

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I got a C in Microbial Genetics, and I got in. I think it's funny that you said you missed the curve, like a B- is much better than a C in the long run (its not).
 
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Ok , so now I feel like a real ******* haha... I really was asking a genuine question about this, mainly b/c the pre-dental advisor at my school told me that most dental schools dont accept students who make C's. That is why I came here to ask , since I know many of you'll have been through or are going through the process of applying. So I want to apologize if this seemed like an obvious question. I guess I was stressin over nothing. I really do appreciate everyones input.

Ar2
You sound like you have an advisor that doesn't know much about getting accepted into schools. Otherwise, he wouldn't have made a stupid comment like that. A C will not kill you. you will be fine. Now, if you had C's in a bunch of the pre-reqs, that might change things, but not in just Biochem. There are people F's on their records who still get in. With your GPA, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
 

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Go talk to your teacher and tell them how important Dental school is to you and see if they can find a away to make you part of the B- club. This trick has worked in the past (and Failed) but you should try.
 

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Go talk to your teacher and tell them how important Dental school is to you and see if they can find a away to make you part of the B- club. This trick has worked in the past (and Failed) but you should try.
Yup, teachers really do eat that stuff up. I used that exact line in biochem (before I actually revceived my grade though) and I got one grade higher than expected or deserved.
 

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Hey Ar2, you're not a *******...I've only gotten one C so far (in organic chem II- knock on wood) in undergrad, and it was the most stressful thing for me! I understand how you feel, and believe it or not even with the C, my GPA is still about a 3.7/3.6...it only took one semester of all A's and a B and my GPA recovered. Pre-dents are not all perfect and I guarantee the huge majority of us have 1 or more C's (or worse). Just get back on track next semester, biochem is a tough class and hey, a C is still passing so don't beat yourself up about it too much! Good luck. :)
 

Ar2

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Yea , my advisor doesn't seemed to be too well informed on the whole process of Dental School. He even told me the other day that as long as I get my application in by Ocotber that I would be fine. I was thinking that was wayyyyy too late to send you application in....


Thanks, victoria... Yea it really has been stressing me out.... I think I'm going to take Crew07 and klutzy1987 advice and just go talk to my teacher and tell her how important it is for me.

I want to thank everyone for their storied and input. It has really helped me stay positive.
 

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Yea , my advisor doesn't seemed to be too well informed on the whole process of Dental School. He even told me the other day that as long as I get my application in by Ocotber that I would be fine. I was thinking that was wayyyyy too late to send you application in....
Yes, it does sound like your advisor is a little out of touch with dental school reality. Try to find a better pre-health advisor.

You should be fine with a C or two on your transcript. Personally I have several C's and a D or two on some old transcripts and got into d-school this cycle. You have a great GPA, just don't forget to be strong in other areas as well (DAT, leadership, volunteering, shadowing, research, etc.). Good luck!
 
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beastmode

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I got C's in Bio1, Orgo1, Orgo2, Genetics, Calc 1
Failed Calc 2,took it again and got a C

Everyone has a bad class, bad year, bad 2 years whatever...you will be fine
 
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