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Hey there guys this isn't so much to rate my chances but to inquire what options are available from me. My problem is the following:

I am just finishing High School and will enter college as a junior with an Associate's Degree in Biology. However I have not gotten stellar grades and hence have a gpa of 3.43 and science gpa of 3.17. That includes two C's, one in a chemistry class and the other in Organic - which in hindsight I should not have taken. I know medical schools require transcripts from all the colleges attended, so is there any way to "erase" those from my transcript? If not, will retaking those classes in college help in any way? Further, do admissions committee take into account that these classes were taken during High School?

Since I'm only 18 I will also take an extra year to boost my resume through research, more volunteering, shadowing docs, etc, and possibly do double major in psychology. If it is any help in discussing this situation, I've calculated that I could realistically attain a 3.6-3.7 gpa and 3.5ish sgpa by the time I apply if I get an average of 3.9 during the next two years.

Thanks for your time :D
 
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Were your dual enrollment credits taken at a community college? Depending on where you are applying, some medical schools will not take community college credits for pre-med reqs.
 
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For allopathic med school application purposes, you can't erase anything from your transcript. Retaking the Cs will redeem them, though, and will probably result in an improved MCAT score when you take it. For osteopathic med schools, only the most recent retake is included in the application GPA, though, but the first grade still appears on the transcript.
 
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Hey there guys this isn't so much to rate my chances but to inquire what options are available from me. My problem is the following:

I am just finishing High School and will enter college as a junior with an Associate's Degree in Biology. However I have not gotten stellar grades and hence have a gpa of 3.43 and science gpa of 3.17. That includes two C's, one in a chemistry class and the other in Organic - which in hindsight I should not have taken. I know medical schools require transcripts from all the colleges attended, so is there any way to "erase" those from my transcript? If not, will retaking those classes in college help in any way? Further, do admissions committee take into account that these classes were taken during High School?

Since I'm only 18 I will also take an extra year to boost my resume through research, more volunteering, shadowing docs, etc, and possibly do double major in psychology. If it is any help in discussing this situation, I've calculated that I could realistically attain a 3.6-3.7 gpa and 3.5ish sgpa by the time I apply if I get an average of 3.9 during the next two years.

Thanks for your time :D


Finishing high school with an associate's (college) degree?? Never heard of such. That's cool though. I admire that.





The grades are what they are (not terribly low or anything), but geez you were probably 16 when you started all this maybe? Med school needs to get over it. Teens are teens. There's more to life than school. End of rant.
 
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Finishing high school with an associate's (college) degree?? Never heard of such. That's cool though. I admire that.

The grades are what they are (not terribly low or anything), but geez you were probably 16 when you started all this maybe? Med school needs to get over it. Teens are teens. There's more to life than school. End of rant.
Yeah in retrospect I don't think I would have done it, it makes you much lazier when you see your senior friends partying while you have to study your butt off. But, at the same time, I'm two years ahead of the game and have some valuable experiences.

Were your dual enrollment credits taken at a community college? Depending on where you are applying, some medical schools will not take community college credits for pre-med reqs.
Yes they were, Florida schools have to take those credits, and I'd rather stay in-state.

For allopathic med school application purposes, you can't erase anything from your transcript. Retaking the Cs will redeem them, though, and will probably result in an improved MCAT score when you take it. For osteopathic med schools, only the most recent retake is included in the application GPA, though, but the first grade still appears on the transcript.
Yeah I was definitely planning on retaking them, specially organic, but I have a greater interest on allopathic schools.
 
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I took courses while in high school, and they became my dual-enrollment courses with fully accepted, transferred courses.

When I add a dual-enrollment school, what major do I declare?
When I add a pre-college at a univ, what major do I declare?

Does it remain as (1) "no major" or (2) "pre-college" if the program I attended and its transcript states my major at the time as pre-college, or (3) something else?

The two schools's transcripts where I "dual-enrolled and pre-colleged" says nothing and "pre-college" as my majors.

Thanks for any reply.
 
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