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Can a school that accepts you reject you later?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DMD DOC, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. DMD DOC

    DMD DOC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    My last semester grades are really going to $hit, I interviewed for three weeks and I am behind in all my classes. I am really unmotivated and just want to start Dental School, don't really care about my undergrad anymore..but here is the deal I got a 3.73 last semester and if I get something like a 2.5 this semester can dental schools that have already accepted me reject me due to my last semester grades? Or do they just care if you get your degree, as I am sure I will graduate but I will have a couple of C's & maybe even some D's on my transcript. Never got a D before but might happen this semester, all the classes I have left are BS like bioelectrical design, principles of instrumentation, linear systems, east asian art and culture, and probability and statistics. Let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks
    Vikas
     
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  3. Regina330

    Regina330 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    From what I understand, all acceptances are conditional. Some conditions are that you get your degree and finish the required courses before dental school. One of the conditions on keeping my acceptance to USC is that I have to get a C or better in all of my current. Check with your particular school on the conditions of acceptance.
     
  4. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    Vikas,

    Regina's right, your acceptances will state what you'll need to do or maintain in order for you to matriculate...UNLESS...you get a "full acceptance"!! I did get a "full acceptance" from Nova so I no longer needed my post-bac/graduate courses, I went and dropped them as soon as I got off the phone with Su-Ann's confirmation!! The key is what type of acceptance that you'll get!? Conditional or full? :cool:
     
  5. Dr. Pedo

    Dr. Pedo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Be very careful!!!!! I unfortunately know someone who was turned down after being selected, due to last semester grades. Granted he was accepted to an IVY and they might be a little more particular. Regardless, why leave it up to chance. Conditional or unconditional acceptance, the dental school receives your final transcript. That's how they compute incoming freshman avg. GPA and DAT scores for that year. What type of impression do you want to give and the last thing you want is to be the first person on the Dean's "first semester academic watch-list." <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />

    RRB
     
  6. space kacy

    space kacy Member 7+ Year Member

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    Dude, talk to your prof's and see if you can't work something out and try to catch up. I'm sure they'll be understanding about your situation unless they're dicks.
     
  7. cusp of carabelli

    cusp of carabelli D.M.D. 10+ Year Member

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    yah-e...just curious...what did you say when you asked if you had to finish your program or not?......=oP...just curious...=o)
     
  8. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    Cusp,

    When the admissions director from Nova, Su-Ann, and I were talking on the phone earlier last week, I briefly mentioned that my grades have been affected by my recent interview travels and that my mind has been on my excitement for Nova next year.....she told me flat out that I don't really need those courses anymore now that you're accepted! I then asked firmly, "I can drop them?", she replied, "yeah, you don't need them!"

    So I dropped all my post-bac/graduate courses for this spring quarter, 14.5 credits!! Saved myself $6000.00 in tuition money. Now I'm a bum <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  9. DMD DOC

    DMD DOC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I've talked with alot of my profs and I think I have it planned out where I won't fall into the danger level. I just have to really kick a$$ in these last five or so weeks.

    Thanks for all the input, it really helped me get motivated : )

    - Vikas
     
  10. Regina330

    Regina330 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    In response to Yah-E, my acceptance to USC is a full acceptance. Since you already have your Bachelors, you were able to drop the classes. From what I understand, if you do not have a BS, conditional acceptances are if they are hesitant to accept you, and will do so only if you improve your GPA for the current semester, retake the DAT and get a higher score, etc. I reviewed my acceptance letter and it says that I need to complete all required courses before July 1st OR get my Bachelor's degree (requirements are waived with the degree). Sorry for any confusion!
     
  11. sonigee

    sonigee Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hey guys..i am kinda scared cuz i just got my winter qtr grades and i am pissed! i took a grad course as well as ochem (redo) and i guess since i took the grad course, that puts me in as a GNM status which means that if i take any courses below 400 level, they wont' add into my gpa..my ochem was a 200 level course so it won;t add into my gpa but it will show on my 'script..so of course i did ****ty in my grad course (2.4), which will be by itself as a grad gpa and my post bac gpa is good and my under grad gpa sux....do you think i will get denied b/c i did get a 2.4 in that 3 credit histology course? i am freakin right now....
     
  12. Dr. Pedo

    Dr. Pedo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Soni,

    Relax, they aren't head-hunting their own students----however if it is a trend in several classes or a gross reduction in overall performace with unexplained reasons----then start to worry. A 2.4 is I think a C, right? If it is C---no worries. Histology is no joke, plus you'll see it again, so actually you'll have an advantage.

    Don't stess and work hard this spring,
    RRB
     
  13. DMD DOC

    DMD DOC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Sonigee--

    I agree with Dr2B, they will look at the overall deal not just one class, even if it does say your GPA is only a 2.4 or whatever. Histology is a tough course and don't stress too much over it. You might want to point that out to school you attend when you send them your final transcript that they only factored that one class into your GPA but I think most schools would notice that.

    - Vikas
     
  14. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    Sonigee,

    If you do plan on going to NYU, check and double check your acceptance letter. I just pulled my NYU acceptance letter out, the one from Novelle Jones, it states that my acceptance and admission is "conditional" based upon the following:

    I quote and unquote:

    - obtaining a BA/BS degree by August 1, 2002, if not already obtained

    - successfully comleting any prerequisite courses

    - MAINTAINING A SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC RECORD

    - submitting any DAT scores, letters of recommendation or other material submitted on your behalf, and having them be of the same high standards as those upon which we based our acceptance.

    This may just be on my letter of acceptance and maybe your NYU acceptance letter is different, but if it's the same, I would DEFINETELY suggest you call Novelle Jones or Amy Knowles and find out what will happen to you. Usually "maintain satisfactory academic record" means earning grades of "C-" or higher! So, just make sure you don't get "D"s or fail out of your current courses.

    Call NYU and see if you're really freaked out! :cool:
     
  15. DMD DOC

    DMD DOC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Just got an email back from Mark Lombard since I inquired about my application status he says the class at Temple is full and I have been waitlisted :oops: oh, well, it was expected. I still waiting to hear from Nova. Yah-E @ Nova how long did it take before you heard from Nova?

    Thanks
    Vikas
     
  16. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    Vikas,

    I heard from Nova within a week after my interview. I think that my interview was just timed right where the admissions committee was going to meet the very next week. So luckily, I had a very quick turn around time on my decision. Like we have mentioned before in our phone conversations, call Su-Ann, she will be able to inform you if the Admissions committee have accepted you or not. If they did accept you as a committee, then you'll just have to wait until Dean Uchin signs it to make it official!

    Doesn't all this wait suck? Don't worry my friend, you'll hear good news soon, I'm sure.

    About Temple, sorry to hear the news....what are you going to do...stay on the list and see what happens?

    :cool:
     
  17. sonigee

    sonigee Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    thank you thank you thank [email protected][email protected] guys, i just called Amy and explained the situtation and she said its not a problem!! i was sooo scared, just b/c i finally got in my 3RD time and i thought it would get taken away from me...but ITS ALL GOOD.!!.. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Have a wonderful day my friends :D
     
  18. DMD DOC

    DMD DOC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yah-E @ Nova--

    I will call Su-Ann next week since it has only been one week. I do not want to bother them with calls so soon. I will keep everyone posted. I just plan to remain on the Temple list in the meantime, doesn't hurt. Once I get my acceptance (hopefully) to Nova I will take my name off the waiting list for everyone else who wants to attend Temple.

    - Vikas
     

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