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Crisis in college...

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Desiroxta, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Desiroxta

    Desiroxta 2+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    Well guys, im a freshman at the University of Houston and it's my second semester now and im currently taking 16 hours... My first semester I took the basics: English I, HDCS, College Algebra and Sociology. My g.p.a for my first semester was 3.91 I made the deans list and I got all A's and one A-. It was really good, I thought. Now im taking 16 hours: Biology II, Pre-Cal, English II, Drama and Chemistry I (At a community college). Hopefully I am looking towards an A in pre-cal, A in drama, A- in English around a B or B+ in Bio II and as for chem I am very worried about that. on my first exam I scored a 75 my second exam I made a 59 but the lowest one gets dropped and im doing pretty bad on my labs and im just very scared I might get a C in the class cause im not understanding the material all too well... I am having such a crisis, I want to go to Dental school and im a major in Biology and if i get a C or like a B in chemistry or like a B- or B in biology that will bring my GPA down and im just so scared I have been so worried and I can't concentrate lately i get so depressed that i am sabotoging my future... Well the last day to drop Chem with a "W" is in four days and I was wondering whether I should drop it or not since chances of me getting a C are pretty high and I don't want that... So should I drop Chem? As for Biology im worried I will get a low B and that's scaring me alot also since it will affect my g.p.a... can somone please help me put my mind to rest? I know you guys are all very knowledgable can someone please explain to me that everything might be ok? I know, im very desperate but please guys I don't want to ruin my future for Dental school.... I hope you guys know how I feel... Thank you all soo much for this great forum and reading through this read... god bless!
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  3. zebrafish

    zebrafish 2+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    1. Don't freak out
    Try taking less credits and seek out help. You don't have to be the smartest person to get all A's just use the resources the school provides. Find new study habits and find out how others doing really well in class are studing.
    2. Some dental schools will not accept c.c. credit for required course work. With that said there are many schools that will (check each D.schools requirements).
    3. B's in some courses are okay but make up for them in others. You maybe better in bio than in chem just use your strengths.
    Keep faith and hope work hard. Prioritize your life concentrate on what you value. You are just at the begining PACE yourself.

    DDFLOSSN 2+ Year Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Yes, you should definitely drop if you don't think you can pull atleast a "B." You will kick yourself in the butt when it comes time to applying. It will be easier to maintain a high g.p.a instead of trying to fix a low one. Good luck
  5. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Completely agree.
  6. Desiroxta

    Desiroxta 2+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    thank you guys so much... Do most dental schools accept chem I and chem II lecture/lab credits from community college? Guys im having my last few tests in the upcoming weeks so please pray for me!
  7. Pelotari

    Pelotari Pelotari 10+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2005
    Yes they do, but check with the school first. I know some Dental Schools don't at all (e.g. Tufts).
  8. Streetwolf

    Streetwolf Ultra Senior Member Dentist 7+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Uhh a 75 was always curved to at least a B in my chem classes.

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