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Has anyone heard of someone who failed a class/got a bad grade (below C), repeated it and got accepted into dental school?

If so, were they questioned about it in the interview?
 
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Yep, although it was in my first degree, and had nothing to do with dentistry. Got a D+ first time, F second time. Followed it up with over 50 credits of 3.7+ bcp and 22 DAT while working full time, and got accepted everywhere I interviewed. I was asked about my bad grades (the one above wasn't the only one by a long shot), but was just honest with them about why it happened and how I've proven myself since. Hope this gives you some encouragement. Moving to dental forum.
 
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I got a D in Orgo2. I never repeated it. Was asked about it in the interview, explained the circumstances behind the grade, pointed out my stellar grad school GPA, and moved on. Obviously got in.
 

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Articulating Disc Jockey
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D in Gen Chem 1. Repeated it and got an A. I was asked about my first semester as a whole (I got a 2.25 that semester - C in Pre calc/trig, C in Econ).
 

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I took fencing at a community college (yeah stupid, who does fencing), never showed up for the final and got an F in the class. Nobody ever asked.
 

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F in chemistry but I starting sprinting after that. 6 acceptances.

As long as you don't have a string of Fs, you're fine. Its how you react afterwards that really matters.
 

LizLemongrab

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I had a slew of rando bad grades during some trying times. I flunked either ochem or calc 2, nearly failed the other one, didn't redo the calc. No one asked me about it and here I am.