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Bad semester. :(

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Osteopathic [ DO ]' started by pjradzi, Feb 13, 2011.

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  1. pjradzi

    pjradzi Can't Read My Poker Face

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    I'm going to college on an academic scholarship, and I usually get As and Bs in my science and elective courses, but this past fall semester was terrible. I was dealing with some personal problems at the time and taking some very difficult prereqs, so I ended up with a C+ in Physics Lab II, a C in Organic Chemistry I, and a C in an elective course. My overall GPA tanked to a 3.32 and my sGPA down to a 3.27. (Thank goodness that I got a B in Physics II Lecture and an A- in Chinese, otherwise I would have a much worse GPA and sGPA values)

    I'm taking 13 credits this semester (I took 16 last semester) so I can recover my GPA. I'm planning to retake Organic Chemistry I next fall and Physics Lab II subsequently after that (when the TA I took it with is gone; he was just terrible). Looking back, I should have used the Pass/Fail or Withdrawal options on those classes so I could have somewhat saved my GPA and sGPA.

    I was wondering how a bad semester would hurt my chances into medical school, especially around the Boston area. Any advice? :(
     
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  3. pjradzi

    pjradzi Can't Read My Poker Face

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    I just realized I've posted this on the wrong forum...excuse my mistake. :smack:
     

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