premedsoldja

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Hey guys I have a quick question that hopefully someone can be totally straight with me/comfort my stress right now.
I am a junior at Wash U that has had trouble with pre-med classes. Freshmen year I dropped bio but retook it soph year and got a B. Sophomore year I dropped orgo but retook it at SLU and got an A. This semester for some idiotic reason decided to completely overload my schedule and am now looking at anywhere from a D or C in Physics. I basically just bombed the 2nd exam (in addition to the first one) and am thinking of potentially dropping the course and retaking it in the summer. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. I know I don't want to have to drop my 3rd pre-med class but I can't imagine factoring in a C or D to an already sub-par science GPA (3.3). Can someone help me out?
 

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DetectiveChubby said:
are drops considered really bad? I have no clue.
If your drop is not on your transcript, it doesn't matter at all. If you have a W (withdrawal) etc, on your transcript, 1 or 2 won't matter. More than that probably will raise a red flag.
 

Risa

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My one withdrawal has been no problem at all.

I can't extrapolate to more than that, but just thought I'd share what I do know from my experience.

Good luck!
 

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i don't know--if you think you might get a D maybe a withdrawl would look better.....i really have no idea....
 

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If you know for sure you're getting a C or worse, then I'd take the W. Ws don't look great from what I've been told, but a low gpa looks a lot worse. And remember, if you get a D and retake it, that D will be averaged with the retake.
 

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If you can drop it, do so. If it's too late to drop and you are forced to withdraw, withdrawing may be better than a D, but don't withdraw if you feel you can get a C. A C is not the end of the world, but a D or worse may raise a few eyebrows.