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C- in required course?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by NaneeDoIt, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. NaneeDoIt

    NaneeDoIt 2+ Year Member

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    Hey guys! I'm looking for some insight on what happens if you have a C- in a required course. I thought I'd read in a post somewhere that a C- was BAD. I've tried searching the topic on SDN and at the schools I'm applying to but can't come up with anything.

    Here's my situation:

    I have a C- in Organic Chemistry II. I wasn't planning on re-taking it, but if a C- would get me rejected then I will definitely re-take.
     
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  3. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    It is going to limit the schools that you are eligible to get an acceptance at. WVSOM, NYCOM, LECOM, and others have a cut-off of C or better in pre-reqs for the class to count. Some of the other schools don't care, but most will. Why limit yourself to schools you may not be happy with because of a C-? Retake the class. Good luck!:luck:
     
  4. Dr.Inviz

    Dr.Inviz Banned Banned

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    Don't blow the final.

    Take biochem I and make an A.
     
  5. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    I think the class was already completed, so I don't think that the final is even an issue. (I could be wrong about that, but it was my interpretation.)

    The C- is going to be an issue for most schools. Even if the OP gets and interview at a school which requires a C or better, the acceptance would be contingent on retaking the class. So, why not retake it now and make the application stronger from the start.
     
  6. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    Sorry. TRIPLE post. I hate my computer.... +pissed+
     
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  8. NaneeDoIt

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    Thanks for the info! SDN is so awesome, esp. the pre-DO's. Whew, if it wasn't for SDN I would have never known about the 'C' cut off for some schools. I just looked at WVSOM's website (i'm interested in WVSOM), and they do say that you need a 'C' in all required courses. So, I guess I'll be re-taking OChem II this first summer session. Not something I'm looking forward to..ugh:(, but I know it'll be worth it to not give up my shot at some schools. :thumbup:
    thanks guys!
     
  9. Dr.Inviz

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    Had to triple post to make a point, eh?
     
  10. NaneeDoIt

    NaneeDoIt 2+ Year Member

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    Oh, sorry, yes, I completed OChem back in 2002. It's been awhile. Dr.Inviz, I already finished BioChem too..got a 'B+'.
     
  11. DoctorMom78

    DoctorMom78 Sky Glory 2+ Year Member

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    LOL! Yea yea....:p
     
  12. DoctorMom78

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    I know it is not what you would like to do this summer, but it is better anyway. It will help your GPA and it will look a lot better. Good luck!:luck:

    SDN & PRE-OSTEO ROCK!!!!:banana: :biglove: :banana: :biglove: :D
     
  13. jochi1543

    jochi1543 President, Gunner Central 2+ Year Member

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    Just do it, don't dread it....preferably, with a different prof. I bombed Orgo I (D+....had an A in gen chem, btw), and I'm retaking it now - well on the track to an A at the moment. Of course, being somewhat familiar with the material helps, but I also had a really demanding and at the same time really crappy prof for the Orgo I that I nearly failed. I wish I had not taken the course with him at all, it would've saved my GPA and mental health.
     
  14. NaneeDoIt

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    Thanks all for helping me make a decision on this! :love: Yea, taking Ochem2 again won't be the most pleasant way to spend my summer especially since I haven't had OChem since 2002 will be jumping straight into Ochem2. I don't think I should waste time re-taking OChem1 again b/c I got an 'A-' and want to get my apps out EARLY. I just signed up for OChem II for Summer 1 (starts 5/21 and ends 6/26). Therefore, I'll have a new OChem II grade in by the end of June. Let's hope for the best!!
     
  15. I'm with you in hating taking it in the summer. I'm retaking my D+ in OChem I and then taking OChem II, so I'm really dreading it and super worried.:scared:

    I could have written this exactly except I'm not taking it now. My school didn't offer OChem I in the spring. If I had managed a C I would not have taken OChem II in the spring either because the same professor was the only one who taught it and no way I'd take a course with him again. Congrats on your A now; what's the secret to getting an A the second time? I'm taking it in the summer. I also got As in gen chem and in all my other science and math classes except a B+ in physics 2 which i took in the summer with a horrible professor. So yes, OChem really killed my GPA as well as caused me so much stress.
     
  16. HemaOncoDoc

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    Unless you had a problem with bonds and counting electrons, there isn't much that you bring from Gen Chem into Orgo. Orgo is its own beast. Orgo isn't something to dread and unless you're good at rote memorization, don't go that route. Learn the concepts and do as many sample problems as possible.
     
  17. DoctorMom78

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    I had a horrible time with general chemistry, but I have really enjoyed organic chemistry. They are really very different classes.:luck:
     
  18. GreenShirt

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    UNECOM has an online Orgo Class. I don't know how difficult it is but the quizes and tests are all open book, open notes. I was looking into it b/c I was in the same situation for Orgo II and all the school's I applied to were fine w/ an online course (in the end, I picked a school that would allow a C-...I'm such a lazy bum). If you don't want to spend your summer slaving away, it might be an easier way to go.
     
  19. HemaOncoDoc

    HemaOncoDoc One Step At A Time 10+ Year Member

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    Right on! Dr. Mom! I can hardly keep track of your ever changing avatar pics.

    PS - I wanted to say that I'm very proud of your accomplishments this application season. :thumbup:
     
  20. DoctorMom78

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    :laugh: I am obsessed with horses! :D

    THANK YOU!!!!:biglove: :biglove: :biglove:
     
  21. HemaOncoDoc

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    You're quite welcome!
     

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