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  1. confuzzed

    confuzzed

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    Hey,
    I am currently applying to dental schools in the states. I am a canadian student and im mostly applying to private dental schools in the states. Unfortunately due to family circumstances (my mother was really sick and im the only one taking care of her), my gpa suffered a lot and i got a D+ in my second physics course. I don't know what to do. I graduated this year. I know most schools don't accept anything below a C. Can anyone give me any advise. I worked really hard with all my other courses and my extra-curricular, are my chances done?
    Thanks
     
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  3. HOYONG CHOI

    HOYONG CHOI 5+ Year Member

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    had an F. lol but I made it.
     
  4. HOYONG CHOI

    HOYONG CHOI 5+ Year Member

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    You just have to elaborate on why you suffered a term and etc... As long as you did very well for other semesters.. you should be fine. Do real good on DAT~!!! Never lose hope and there always is a way out.
     
  5. confuzzed

    confuzzed

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    what did you do, if you don't mind me asking? A couple of people told me to re-take it or should I just leave it?
     
  6. dentrx

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    You have to retake and get at least a C. but hopeffully an A. Or take another upper leverl physics course instead. Either way you need 4 more physics credits C or better.
     
  7. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    Retake.

    Hard to take an "upper level physics" without having mastered the concepts from the intro course.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012
  8. Parklife

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    Don't do upper level physics. Unlike biology, a strong understanding of physics isn't really needed for dentistry..but I feel like adcom will look more strongly on your application if you got an A in an upper level as opposed to A in the same course.


    Key word is A.

    Retake for sure. F anomalies are rare. The BU guy didn't post his DAT, ECs, or anything else. Def retake

    If the rest of your app is good, you'll be set!
     
  9. theleatherwalle

    theleatherwalle 5+ Year Member

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    Before you retake, is physics two necessary?

    My school only required physics 1 to be completed with a C or above.

    I mean if you have all A's and one D. I would just explain it away with what happened.
     
  10. theleatherwalle

    theleatherwalle 5+ Year Member

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    never mind i totally lied my school requires two semester of physics. i swore it was different thanks doc.
     
  11. Kahr

    Kahr audi 5000 Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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  12. dentalWorks

    dentalWorks Nights Watchmen 7+ Year Member

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    if you think thats bad...

    I had a D in ethics (and heres some advice, healthcare schools LOVE to pay attention to these type of classes), and I was asked about it in the interview too "your science and dat scores are great, what happen in ethics? why the D+ there"?.....

    that was the same school I am attending currently
     
  13. confuzzed

    confuzzed

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    Thanks guys,
    I think I will end up re-taking it :) hopefully i'll land an A this time!!
     

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