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okay, i'm seriously considering med school (like everyone here)...if i have the opportunity to drop a class i know i'm going to get a b+ in (non-science), should i do it (without a "w," etc.)? i have about two hours to decide--please help!

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youngrace said:
okay, i'm seriously considering med school (like everyone here)...if i have the opportunity to drop a class i know i'm going to get a b+ in (non-science), should i do it (w/o a "w," etc.)? i have about two hours to decide--please help!

thanks in advance!

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Absolutely not! A B+??? In a non-science? it might seem like the end of the world now but you'll soon realize that not all premeds have 4.0s and many would covet that B+. Best of luck!
 

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I'm of the belief that one or two W's won't hurt a person. So long as it's not a pattern...though depending on your situation, you may want to realize that a B+ is not the end of the world. 'Cause, you know, it's not.
 

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oops sorry I already did..your post wasn't there when i started mine. Anyway don't you remember when you got your firstB+? Weren't you freaked out until you realized a B+ was actually a good grade?
 

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drop it if you want a perfect record and if the B+ is draging your A average down, i.e dean's list type of award or honors (3.7 or above)

otherwise, B+ is not too shabby
 

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I would take a B+ over a W any day. One class will not seriously impact your GPA after 4 years of school...plus, a B+ isn't exaclty a horrible grade...
 

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youngrace said:
okay, i'm seriously considering med school (like everyone here)...if i have the opportunity to drop a class i know i'm going to get a b+ in (non-science), should i do it (without a "w," etc.)? i have about two hours to decide--please help!

thanks in advance!
dude, don't drop it...
 

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youngrace said:
okay, i'm seriously considering med school (like everyone here)...if i have the opportunity to drop a class i know i'm going to get a b+ in (non-science), should i do it (w/o a "w," etc.)? i have about two hours to decide--please help!

thanks in advance!

if you have a 4.0 that you don't want to lose, don't care about the class, don't have other W's, and the class is a "crap" class that will not make a difference.... like if you think when an adcom sees it he/she would not care about the significance of the class, then taking a W might be all right.

However, a B+ is not that bad. One B+ isn't going to meam anything in the long run.
 

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at my undergrad a b+ was a sweet grade, but if its going to f*** things up for you, then i wouldn't sweat the W. I have a W on my transcript, and no one has ever asked me about it.
 

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Psycho Doctor said:
oops sorry I already did..your post wasn't there when i started mine. Anyway don't you remember when you got your firstB+? Weren't you freaked out until you realized a B+ was actually a good grade?

Not a prob. I knew someone would help out, I was just trying to point out how silly the OP's question was. I'm not knocking the OP because I do remember how stressful undergrad years were and the whole med application thing. I actually got my first B dduring Junior year, at first it did suck but on the other hand I no longer had the stress of trying to maintain a 4.0.

My advice: obviously gpa isn't everything and one b (which isn't bad) is not gonna hurt you. Especially if it is a nonscience. The only reason not to drop is to maintain 4.0. Good luck with your application. As long as you maintain above a 3.5 your grades should not hurt you.