Getting an 'Unsatisfactory' grade on my final transcript

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I applied for Dental School this cycle. I am graduating from Undergrad this December. However, there is a possibility that I might get an 'Unsatisfactory' grade in 2 of my classes this semester. They are both for my independent research study, and are not a pre-req. I was wondering if this would put me at a risk of losing my admission offer (assuming that I even get one)? I have a family emergency and thus cannot put in much time into research.

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Do your academic update ASAP when you have your final grades.
The schools that accept you Dec 1 (or later) will ask for final transcripts and a background check as a condition of acceptance anyway.

If your GPA is not affected significantly it shouldn’t be an issue since they’re not prereqs. Also, if you graduate as planned you should be fine.

If you receive acceptances Dec 1 you should accept an offer and put down a deposit on your first choice (if you get more than one offer). Then email the schools about your concern to get written confirmation that your final grades are acceptable to them.
 
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'Unsatisfactory' grade is considered as failing at a lot of schools, including dental schools. You should try really not to get them or else you're putting yourself at risk of acceptance withdrawal.
 
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Do your academic update ASAP when you have your final grades.
The schools that accept you Dec 1 (or later) will ask for final transcripts and a background check as a condition of acceptance anyway.

If your GPA is not affected significantly it shouldn’t be an issue since they’re not prereqs. Also, if you graduate as planned you should be fine.

If you receive acceptances Dec 1 you should accept an offer and put down a deposit on your first choice (if you get more than one offer). Then email the schools about your concern to get written confirmation that your final grades are acceptable to them.
At my University, classes that are only 'satisfactory' or 'Unsatisfactory' does not affect our GPA is any way. Also, the class in question is a 0 credit hour class.

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Why not drop the classes? Do the people leading the research credits know you have been absent due to a family emergency?
 
Why not drop the classes? Do the people leading the research credits know you have been absent due to a family emergency?
The deadline to drop actually just passed last week. So I can't drop it anymore. They do know about it, but they said they could give me 'satisfactory' unless I submit a research paper. I'm still working on my project, it's just that I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it by December when I graduate.

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