Apr 1, 2010
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Hey SDNers

Just wanted to know whether it mattered if I passed my classes once I gained admission to dental school. I am done with all my pre-reqs and I am just taking a few bio classes for the hell of it. I called the dental school and they told me I could drop my classes since they were not pre-reqs, but since I paid a non-refundable $3000 for the classes I decided to continue taking the courses. If I end up making a "D" can the school rescind my acceptance?
 

SuperTank

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Hey SDNers

Just wanted to know whether it mattered if I passed my classes once I gained admission to dental school. I am done with all my pre-reqs and I am just taking a few bio classes for the hell of it. I called the dental school and they told me I could drop my classes since they were not pre-reqs, but since I paid a non-refundable $3000 for the classes I decided to continue taking the courses. If I end up making a "D" can the school rescind my acceptance?
If the school told you that you can drop them if you want, then they don't care if you pass them either. But since you've already paid the money, you might as well learn the material, right?
 
Apr 1, 2010
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Well, that's why I stayed in the class, but to be brutally honest I've become super lazy since getting in. I know I'm gonna have to work my tail off for the next 4+ years so I'm enjoying the free time I have now while still attending class and trying to absorb some info lol
 

SuperTank

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Well, that's why I stayed in the class, but to be brutally honest I've become super lazy since getting in. I know I'm gonna have to work my tail off for the next 4+ years so I'm enjoying the free time I have now while still attending class and trying to absorb some info lol
Well, shoot for a C then. You may as well pass the class, even if you don't go all out. But I seriously doubt it will matter if you pass it or not. You're going to graduate, you've been accepted, and they aren't pre-reqs. Go bask in what little freedom you have left :).
 

solstice

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Well, shoot for a C then. You may as well pass the class, even if you don't go all out. But I seriously doubt it will matter if you pass it or not. You're going to graduate, you've been accepted, and they aren't pre-reqs. Go bask in what little freedom you have left :).
I would check with the school if I were you. Dropping non pre-req class is something and failing a class that you put in your future transcript is another. They usually tell you that you should not get less than C. They may not care about classes you are taking. But ask them to be sure. You can still attend the class and learn the material after you dropped. Also it is not a bad idea to get serious and study for it; it will pay off comes Aug.
 
Apr 1, 2010
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Thanks for the input guys, just to be clear I already graduated with a degree and just decided to take the courses to help prepare for nxt year.
 

dl9006

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Hey SDNers

Just wanted to know whether it mattered if I passed my classes once I gained admission to dental school. I am done with all my pre-reqs and I am just taking a few bio classes for the hell of it. I called the dental school and they told me I could drop my classes since they were not pre-reqs, but since I paid a non-refundable $3000 for the classes I decided to continue taking the courses. If I end up making a "D" can the school rescind my acceptance?
i feel exactly the same! bored like crazy in my psych course right now. deeply regret taking this course

what's annoying is that I called my school but they wouldn't tell me what sort of average I need to maintain. they just said that I need to maintain a "good" academic standing.

oh well, nothing that can be done now.

just do decently and graduate
 
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As long as it is not a science class (req or no req sci), I doubt they would take your acceptance away. I know that to be on good academic standing at my school there is a minimum GPA. As long as you're not getting C's and D's in your other classes I doubt they will do anything about it.