General question about GPA repair

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pancakesyrup

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I know that AACOMAS forgives grades on retakes, but if I'm trying to recover from a low GPA (in the 2.6-2.9 range), to be competitive for an osteopathic postbac program (in which I'd want a 2.9-3.3+), then in addition to retakes, would it be important to take other upper-level science classes, even though their effect on my GPA would be minimal compared to a few successful retakes?

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Do both. Retakes will move the gpa and the upper levels will show that you can handle tough science courses.
 

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Do both. Retakes will move the gpa and the upper levels will show that you can handle tough science courses.

Thanks. In one case, I'm sort of doing both at once. I am taking an advanced-level cell bio course which I haven't taken before, but it will replace the grade I got in a slightly lower-level version of the class. Same content, same textbook, just more in depth.

And AACOMAS confirmed that it would be a legit repeat.
 
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Thanks. In one case, I'm sort of doing both at once. I am taking an advanced-level cell bio course which I haven't taken before, but it will replace the grade I got in a slightly lower-level version of the class. Same content, same textbook, just more in depth.

And AACOMAS confirmed that it would be a legit repeat.

Excellent.

I'm in GPA repair mode as well. Sucks to be digging myself out of a hole, but that's what I get for being a lazy teenager when I wasn't sure what I want to do.

I'm taking 17 hours this semester of all science courses. Taking some upper level courses such as Biochem and Human Anatomy as well as retaking gen chem 1 (replacing a C).

It's quite laughable being in gen chem 1 considering I already have a minor in chemistry and have done quite well in later courses (save for Orgo 2). :laugh:

I had a 3.25 both c and s gpa when I filled out AACOMAS this year. If everything goes perfect I will have a 3.45 c and 3.55 s next year, which I'm confident will give me a couple of acceptances if I get my MCAT where it should be.

Keep truckin' man. You can do it if you really want to. :thumbup:
 

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Excellent.

I'm in GPA repair mode as well. Sucks to be digging myself out of a hole, but that's what I get for being a lazy teenager when I wasn't sure what I want to do.

I'm taking 17 hours this semester of all science courses. Taking some upper level courses such as Biochem and Human Anatomy as well as retaking gen chem 1 (replacing a C).

It's quite laughable being in gen chem 1 considering I already have a minor in chemistry and have done quite well in later courses (save for Orgo 2). :laugh:

I had a 3.25 both c and s gpa when I filled out AACOMAS this year. If everything goes perfect I will have a 3.45 c and 3.55 s next year, which I'm confident will give me a couple of acceptances if I get my MCAT where it should be.

Keep truckin' man. You can do it if you really want to. :thumbup:

Very nice! You should be solid with a 3.45c/3.55s. Good luck!

To OP, do both. Good luck!

I'm also on the GPA repair track. Applying next cycle. The only thing I don't like about the retakes is that TCOM uses TMDSAS and no grade forgiveness there. So I'm leaning more towards upper level bio courses than retakes.
 
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