Originally posted by honsano
i am a freshman premed student with a massive problem. i know i am new to the whole college experiance but i am wondering if a bad grade as a freshman could really ruin my future of getting in a good med school?
I going to have to go ahead and go with jot on this one. You're in charge of how you perform on a test, curved or not.Originally posted by jot
secondly, whatever happens to you in your education - take full responsibility for it. blaming the foreign ta, the crappy prof, the tough test -- do something about it, and don't wallow. again, drop the class if it isn't salvageable, you have enough time, and no one cares about the w.
I agree with jot, just withdraw if you still have time.Originally posted by jot
whoa - before people get on your tail --- just withdraw from the class. its early, you're a freshman and it won't be a problem. get out of it. simple as that.
I have a friend who got a D and a couple of C's on his transcript and was accepted to his state school on his second try. He had earned his MPH before re-applying. In general, getting bad grades will lower your chances significantly but will not keep you out for good.Originally posted by Sweet Tea
:Contrary to many pre-medder opinions, there is no set formula for getting into med school. People with Cs and *gasp* even Ds and Fs have been accepted, but they probably had to retake the class. However, I think that you can improve your grade in this class, but it's going to take A LOT of work on your part.