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Academic Suspension

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by kelvin77, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. kelvin77


    Feb 25, 2007
    I just found out that I have been placed on academic suspension for a semester. The thing is I've only attended one semester and didn't do to well obviously.(A,B,F,F) The good thing is only one of the classes was a prereq and I got an A in that one. My question is should I not even try to do pharmacy with that suspension on my record. Anyone ever been admitted with an academic suspension? Help I'm so depressed.
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  3. doublehh03

    doublehh03 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    do u have a legitimate reason for this? if so, then ok. then from now on, do REALLY well to prove that particular semester was only due to that "tough" circumstance.
  4. Dr.Biassi

    Dr.Biassi 2+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    No legitimate reason you're stoced!!! You will have to wait until the suspension is taken off to apply. And make sure you do better!!
  5. MCVpharmD4me

    MCVpharmD4me 2+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Is there any way you can appeal the suspension? Some schools will allow you to waive for first suspension granted that you attend X amount of academic seminars, take only 12 credits, obtain a certain gpa, etc. I would look into doing that if it is offered at your school.

    If you can't then I would take that semester to do something and not just waste it. You could take classes at a community college, get a pharmacy related job, volunteer, do something! A suspension on your record sucks and definitely doesn't improve your chances of gaining admission. However, if you want it bad enough and are really willing to work at it then you could still have a chance. You just need to start taking your future serious and working towards it today. Don't let your suspension ruin you. If you work hard enough to improve your academics, PCAT, extracurriculars you could explain your suspension in your personal statement and use it as something that helped you grow instead of something that inhibited you. I hope you have better luck academically in future semesters!
  6. Lurkerkat

    Lurkerkat Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    On the bright side this is only one semester that accumulated into an academic suspension. You're going have to academically kick butt from now on, but you can recover your GPA. If you can prove that this semester was just a fluke and improve from this point on you have a chance. Just take the time to evaluate what happened this semester that caused those grades, learn from any mistakes you made and go from there.
  7. JiffyPop

    JiffyPop 2+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Don't give up! Even though you have two F's on your transcript, it's okay. A lot of schools allow students to retake courses that they didn't pass and not have it counted against their GPA. I would highly reccommend for you to look into that. I know at my school they allow you to do that for only 2 classes during your college career. Also, we all know that life is a struggle . . . therefore it's pretty rare to come across someone that will have a blemish free transcript. Your job now is to learn from this experience and finish strong. Get the best grades you can from now on, especially in your science classes - like o-chem, biochem, physiology and molecular bio. Don't let two F's discourage you from pursuing your dreams of becoming a pharmacist, if that's what you truly want. I actually have friends that had 4 F's on their transcript that have gotten into pharmacy school. Like I said, Don't give up!!!
  8. Lateralus1441

    Lateralus1441 7+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Austin, TX
    dude you'll be cool. I friggin got an MIP and was placed on DISCIPLINARY probation and I still got interviews everywhere I applied and got accepted 2 places so far. Just put up the numbers later and smash the interview and you'll be fine.
  9. kelvin77


    Feb 25, 2007
    Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone. I just found out that the admission office changed my admission status in the middle of the semester from unconditional admission to admitted on 2.0 trial. Can they do this? Based on academic progress for my school under regular admission i would not be on probation or anything because my GPA is above 1.6 that is required if you have attempted 1-30 hours. What should I do? I don't think it was fair to me as a student to put me on 2.0 trial admission half way into the semester. Any suggestions?
  10. Idesiretosling

    Idesiretosling 2+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Switching you to that in he middle of the semester sucks, I would make an appointment to talk to whoever is in charge. But in reality a 2.0 is really low and should not take any effort to achieve.
  11. aboveliquidice

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    San Antonio, TX
    Conditional acceptances vs. unconditional are sketchy. Lots of fine print and the like. As was previously mentioned - you need to talk to a counselor - he / she will be able to give you some direction.

    Some things that you should ask yourself now:

    1. What events transpired leading to my poor performance? Was it too many classes? Or perhaps too many difficult classes at the same time...

    2. What can be done now to rectify the situation?

    3. Starting next semester - how am I going to avoid it happening again?

    - As a note from someone with a WF on their transcript - you should never take an F in college. If you are doing bad in a course, you need to get out of it. Even if your financial aid is going to take a hit. A "W" is a world better than an "F" on your transcript...

    Seek out people on this board with similar situations for advice. This board is littered with success stories of people whom have overcome bad GPAs - and you can too...

    Good :luck: - and don't hesitate to post

  12. kelvin77


    Feb 25, 2007

    Yes, 2.0 is really low and under normal circumstances would not have been a problem. I have a problem being switched during the week of mid-terms and not being told about it until I checked my grades and saw the suspension. Everything I have received from admissions does not show me admitted on 2.0 probation.
  13. sputnik25

    sputnik25 2+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    I was on suspention for a quarter back in 01 nobody at LLU, Western, or UH ever mentioned it

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