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Anyone do badly this semester and worried about keeping their acceptance?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Cal2Lane, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. Cal2Lane

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    I just received a B- in a class last semester, my overall GPA was only 3.3 for the semester quite a bit lower than the 3.7 I had, and am worried that my medical school will question me about it. Has this ever happened to anyone or will they see it as severe senioritis (which is what it was!!).
    Thanks
     
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  3. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008
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    3.3 for semester, so what's your cumGPA now?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Cal2Lane:
    <strong>I just received a B- in a class last semester, my overall GPA was only 3.3 for the semester quite a bit lower than the 3.7 I had, and am worried that my medical school will question me about it. Has this ever happened to anyone or will they see it as severe senioritis (which is what it was!!).
    Thanks</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">DUDE RELAX! Via senoritis and med-school-accepted-syndrome, I'm looking to get a "C" in a Freshman biol class that I never took until now. I think the only time they would consider rescinding an acceptance if you do not get a passing grade (C- or below) in one of the prereqs, or upper classman classes.
     
  5. Cal2Lane

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    cum gpa now is like 3.63
     
  6. Cal2Lane

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    oh yeah, one more thing, i wouldn't normally worry about it (jemejia1), but it's just that the acceptance letter says admission is contigent upon maintaing the same level of academic performance.

    anyways . .
     
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    I had the same fear. i didnt do well in my grad school classes last quarter and this quarter (2 C's). do you think this matters? the school says that you can lose your spot if all your prereqs aren't in order, but this is grad school, no prereqs involved. also, i called and the people im admissions said that they dont care if you finish grad school once your accepted. do you think these low grades will hurt, or should i not worry since all my prereqs are done and in order and this is just something extra??
     
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    if it brought you down significantly, like .5 or something substantial like that below your previous cumulative gpa, then i might start to worry a little. but remember, they didn't just accept you for that number. there were a lot of reasons. IMHO i don't think going from a 3.7 to a 3.63 is much of a drop.
    just relax. you got in. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
    enjoy the rest of the summer :)
    go to the beach :cool:
     
  9. Cal2Lane

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    I've only heard of this happening in cases where a student really tanked it, were talking D's and F's here. A B- is hardly something to worry about.
     
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    A B- is nothing! Don't worry. :)

    I got a C- in a humanities class last semester so I was worried, but nothing bad has happened yet.....I took a class pass fail, so I only got three grades last semester: A, A-, and C- = 3.1, which brought my final GPA from a 3.66 to a 3.61. I'm not really worried. I also failed aerobics. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Senioritis sucks! Nothing I can do about it now, though. I just missed too many classes due to interviews and I couldn't catch up. :rolleyes:
     
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    i was told be MCW not to get a bunch of C's.

    i wasn't worried because I finished school last year!! oh yeah.
     
  13. grkbuckeye

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    Are any of you in Grad School? Does anyone know what med-schools think about grad school grades after youve been accepted? I finished undergrad 2 years ago (gpa 3.6) but now im in grad school. Since ive been accepted (in january) ive gotten 2 C's. Since this is grad school and not "pre-med requirements" should i be worried, or do they mostly just look at the required undergrad classes???? Also, the people in the admissions office said that finishing grad school is NOT required, so technically i could have quit before i even got the 2 C's, right?? Let me know what you think.
     
  14. I don't think it's possible for you to lose an acceptance JUST because of a poor academic performance in the final semester - I think you would have to do something like commit a crime, etc.
     
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    Probably doesn't transfer over to the med school realm...but I had a friend who got a D in a class first term applying to law school, and a few schools who evaluated him late didn't like that so much... He still got in off a waitlist though, so it's not absolute. Certainly no one revoked an acceptance.

    A friend in high school who was going to Princeton got a D or 2, but they didn't care though. I'd guess undergrad's a bit different from med school though.
     
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    Well, I think Ds or Fs might do it. But I certainly wouldn't worry about a 3.3 or a B- for pete's sake. I'm not sure about the grad school question. This is an old thread btw, so the Q's are moot.
     
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    Well...here's a different issue. I took the physics lab courses as part of my original undergraduate degree. But the way MIT worked it is that it was actually an aerospace engineering course called "experimental projects". It had an aero course number not physics. I have been getting more and moer worried that the schools are going to claim that I never took the lab portion of the physics class. Should I be worried about this blowing up in my face next may and losing any acceptance I may have, or should I just bite the bullet and take the two lab classes in the spring, which would really suck.
     
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    Maybe should make this another thread...
     

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