- Apr 28, 2010
If you retook at the same university it should be okay.I guess I just wasted 2 years worth of 4.0 GPA repeats. My original courses were taken in the quarter system but since then the university switched to semesters. I took all of those repeats under the semester system!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't think this is correct. I messaged AACOMAS a few months back regarding this issue. My undergrad. school was on the quarter system, and I'm currently retaking courses at a community college which is on the semester system.I was talking to an AACOM representative today. She told me that if you took the original class in the semester system, you must retake it in the semester system for equal or more units. If you retake quarter system, it must be retaken in the quarter system. There's no Semester to Quarter or Quarter to Semester that is valid.
that is some good news. thanks for calling. it would suck for a lot of people getting hosed, but it looks like it isn't a straight black and white answer.I just called AACOMAS and was told that quarter to semester replacement would work as long as unit conversion is equal or greater. however a 3 quarter sequence could not be completely replaced with a two semester sequence even if the semester sequence is more units. In this case only two quarter classes would be replaced. TriagePreMed thanks for encouraging us to call...also please keep us informed if you get more info I really appreciate all of your posts.
Your retakes can only replace previous classes on a 1 to 1 ratio. I would think that this means that you can replace the grade for the lecture, but not for the lab. This is assuming that the number of units for the retake class is either equal to or greater than the number of units for the original class.Ok I just freaked out reading the first post but i feel better.
My problem is I got a C- in my 2nd gen chem class and a C in the respective lab. At my school those are 2 different grades for 2 different classes and both were taken at my UG which followed the quarter system. At the school I'm retaking that class in, the gen chem lab and lecture part are combined, it's a semester school...does anyone know how the grade would be calculated? Will they just replace my lecture grade and not lab (I don't mind i just really need the lecture one changed)?
Most likely they will see that you retook it, got a B, and move on. Probably won't care if you have a W or an F, as long as you retook it.Compared to MD, would it be fair to say that DO schools are more unforgiving (less harsh) to see W's because they have grade replacement in the first place?
I am just a little worried because I had to drop Gen Chem II due to a bad experience with a prof., but then i retook it at the same institution and winded up getting a B in it. How will this look, better than failing and retaking? will they care less that I even had to drop in the first place because they already have the grade replacement system?