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Hey SDN,

So I was part of an "Early College" type high school where we only took college courses for our junior and senior years. I did really well (~3.9) in every semester but my first semester of junior year(3.15), including a C+ in an Accelerated Calc Class. I just realized that I need to report these courses to med schools and I'm nervous that this one semester in high school could derail my chances for the top-tier med schools. My grades from my full-time institution are also good as well so it's really this one high school semester that worries me.
That being said I just wanted to know how much dual enrollment grades factor into admissions decisions. Hopefully, my actual college grades are weighted more.

Thanks for the help!
 

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A single C+ in a class in high school won't disqualify you from anything at all, ever. Even if it was a college class.

If you're wrapped around the axle about going to a "top-tier" school, you'll go crazy. Just do the very best you can and see where that makes you competitive. If it's top-tier, great. If not, you can still be a doctor, have a fulfilling career, and be as great as you want to be. Tom Brady was pick #199. (Patriots haters: please know that I'm not a Patriots fan, and also that I don't care about your tantrums.)
 
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A single C+ in a class in high school won't disqualify you from anything at all, ever. Even if it was a college class.

If you're wrapped around the axle about going to a "top-tier" school, you'll go crazy. Just do the very best you can and see where that makes you competitive. If it's top-tier, great. If not, you can still be a doctor, have a fulfilling career, and be as great as you want to be. Tom Brady was pick #199. (Patriots haters: please know that I'm not a Patriots fan, and also that I don't care about your tantrums.)
Thank you so much for this. I guess I was just being neurotic :|.
 

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