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DPT Admissions and Organic Chem

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franklinave

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Is a bad grade in organic chem any more damaging than a bad grade in another course, provided that the pre-req gpa and general gpa are both good?
 

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It really depends on the school, but IMO a bad grade in one of the pre-reqs is worse than a bad grade in history for example. So if you have an A in gen chem I and II which are usually the pre-reqs for DPT and a C in organic chem, then I think you should be okay.
 

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Possibly more damaging than an unrelated course but definitely less damaging than a prereq, assuming that "bad grade" means a 'C'. If you actually fail a course, I don't imagine schools would look favorably on that, but I don't know the weight of the consequences either. Your overall math and science GPA (one of the GPAs that PTCAS calculates) may take a minor hit, but you should be just fine as long as you did well elsewhere. Isn't it a given that everyone struggles with ochem anyways?:confused:
 

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Possibly more damaging than an unrelated course but definitely less damaging than a prereq, assuming that "bad grade" means a 'C'. If you actually fail a course, I don't imagine schools would look favorably on that, but I don't know the weight of the consequences either. Your overall math and science GPA (one of the GPAs that PTCAS calculates) may take a minor hit, but you should be just fine as long as you did well elsewhere. Isn't it a given that everyone struggles with ochem anyways?:confused:


That sums it up pretty well. I have a bad grade in Org Chem too. After that I switched from Pre-med to Pre-PT.
 
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