SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Grades for spring quarter before you apply

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by XRanger, May 13, 2008.

  1. XRanger

    XRanger Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Does it matter? Cause my school is on quarter system and grades dont come out until like end of june, and I know for sure that my spring quarter grade is gonna bring down my GPA.

    So if I apply before the spring grades come out, my spring quarter grade doesn't matter right?
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. copingmethods

    copingmethods 5+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    I think it really depends on how poorly you do. Eventually you have to send in transcripts that include those grades, so if you do bad enough, they can revoke an acceptance. That said, I don't know what this cutoff would be, they might only do this if you failed the classes.
  4. XRanger

    XRanger Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    well it's not gonna be that bad. But this quarter I predict to get around 3.2 gpa. But now I have 3.73, and if I factor in this quarter gpa(3.2), I'll prob gonna have around 3.68, which is big psychologically.
  5. XRanger

    XRanger Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    so i'm guessing if I apply before grades come out, my gpa this quarter won't get factored in?
  6. TheRealMD

    TheRealMD "The Mac Guy" 5+ Year Member

    May 23, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    You can only stop "caring" about grades the day you've gotten an acceptance into your #1 school. Until then, slacking is not allowed.

    Also, it is better to apply WITH your Spring grades because adcoms will wonder why you left them out. The edge of applying "early" doesn't mean that it's June 5th/6th or bust. A longer record or good grades always plays in your favor.
  7. DrLuigi

    DrLuigi 2+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    Even if you apply before you get your grades, when you interview, a lot of the schools will ask for grade updates (at least the schools I interviewed at did), so you still might have to disclose them before an admissions decision is reached. I would still try to get your app in as soon as possible, though. I'm on the quarter system, too, and I didn't wait until grades were available after spring quarter last year. Getting your application in as soon as you can really makes a big difference on how many interviews you may be offered. A friend of mine with better stats than me only got one interview because he didn't submit his primary until late September.
  8. hum3a

    hum3a 2+ Year Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    i'm just trying to get by with no C's this semester lol. i applied in october and was accepted with a 3.73. last semester it dropped to a 3.68.

    once you're accepted you kind of owe it to yourself to relax. i think just as long as you keep it above a 3.0 you'll be fine. i've never heard of people getting rejected post-acceptance because of grades (unless they failed).
  9. COdoubleMO2theN

    COdoubleMO2theN 5+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    i'm in the same situation and don't know what to do. my spring quarter grades will not effect my GPA , so should I submit without them? also, if I submit without them, do I update with an official or un-official transcript and when? with secondaries?

Share This Page