PharmD2B2012

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Im in a 0-6 program so i just have to maintain a 2.3 to stay in pharmacy school. I just recieved my grades for my 2nd year of Pharmacy school. and im quite disappointed. as well as discouraged. I have a 2.86 GPA and its not far from a 2.3 ... I dont know if i should keep fighting and stay strong or if i should stop fooling myself and just give up please help
 

amartins02

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Sometimes it gets easier as you go on in the program. At my school some semesters are harder than others. At a certain point it just gets easier because everything starts to come together. Just hang in there.
 

bwsalvas

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2.86 is a long way from 2.3.

I wouldn't feel as out of control as you do right now. 2.86 is decent. Its not detrimental, especially at a 0-6 school.

I've had similar gpa's before and I've had two distinct feelings about them: Either I missed some B+'s by just a few points and felt like the gpa was not representative of my abilities...Or, I felt way in over my head and questioned what i was doing.

Its natural to feel that way. Do you feel like you understand the material but your grades don't reflect what you know? If that's the case you have the ability to bring them up- it will just require some more careful studying on your part next year.

Fortunately you have the comfort of a 0-6 program right now. There are a lot of prepharms on SDN with 2.9's that may never see acceptances into pharm d programs. You should be feeling at least some amount of comfort.
 

PharmApp2008

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You are lucky to be in the position that you are in. Those of us applying for year 3 would not get in with a 2. anything and you are safe for the time being. I hope that you can pull it together because you may not get this chance again in the future. Good luck!