Hey everyone. I just completed my freshmen year in my state university. Currently I am a Pre Med/Dental (Shadowing both to decide what I really like---but that is besides the point). I had a terrible start to my college life. First Semester I failed a course and my GPA with the failed course for the first semester was 1.8333. For the second semester My GPA was 3.45. Both combined my GPA comes out to about an overall of 2.6. However My University completely replaces grades if you retake the failed course. I retook the course and got an A in it. With the replaced course, my overall GPA comes to 3.05. I am not sure whether Medical/Dental Schools (asking Pre Dental students!) will look at the replaced GPA or the old one. My university gets rid of the old grade completly and puts an R in front of it (R = replaced). I know this is a bad start, but is there still good hope for me ?