Another GPA question

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Hey guys, I have a degree in chemistry and was thinking of going to pharmacy school. I have noticed that my GPA is a little low and I was wondering if retaking the classes would help? I have a few prereqs to take so I could fit them in.

I was wondering where to start?

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Well you should probably post your GPA to give us a better idea of where you currently are
 
Hey guys, I have a degree in chemistry and was thinking of going to pharmacy school. I have noticed that my GPA is a little low and I was wondering if retaking the classes would help? I have a few prereqs to take so I could fit them in.

I was wondering where to start?

Remember even if you retake your classes, retakes average in. I'd say try to boost up your GPA by taking a few extra classes besides retakes.
 
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Remember even if you retake your classes, retakes average in. I'd say try to boost up your GPA by taking a few extra classes besides retakes.

If he already has a chem degree then he already has a bunch of upper level classes so wouldn't it be better to just re-take pre reqs to raise your GPA? Taking more of those type of classes won't really prove anything but I'm probably wrong.
 
If you already have your degree with a 2.8 then i would take the pre-reqs and try for a 4.0 in them to show that you can handle those classes. Besides that, you could also just add general upper division science classes that you think you will be able to do well in, but raising a gpa after having so many units may take some time.
 
i say you should retake the classes you did the worst in...and focus on that to increase your GPA..i know western recalculates GPA and takes the higher of the two!
 
If you already have your degree with a 2.8 then i would take the pre-reqs and try for a 4.0 in them to show that you can handle those classes. Besides that, you could also just add general upper division science classes that you think you will be able to do well in, but raising a gpa after having so many units may take some time.

thats what i would do too. Focus on the pre-req classes and hard science classes. Pharmacy schools love to see the upward trend especially in science/math subjects (as in straight A's in retakes).
 
Sorry, GPA is 2.8

im so in the same boat as you, but i do not really have time to do retakes... i retook gen chem over the summer, and i do not want to take time off, however that is what it may come to. I got pretty strong PCAT scores in the bio and chem, and that may make up for the poor grades that i got in those subjects. so who knows. its so stressful... i need a 3.8 this semester just to break 3.0
 
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