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When I apply, my overall GPA stats will be just around competitive (3.7 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA). Additionally, my ECs are quite solid - perhaps a little bit above average. However, my grades in the core science classes were pretty abysmal.

Ochem 1: B
Ochem 2: C
Ochem 1+2 Lab: B+
Physics 1: B
Physics 2: B
Physics 1+2 Lab: A+
Bio 1: A-
Bio 2: B
Bio 1+2 Lab: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: A
Gen Chem 1+2 Lab: A

Note: I tried to take Bio1, Chem1, and Physics1 first semester freshman year and withdrew from physics 1 to stay afloat. The above B is from the retake sophomore year.

As you can see, I got murdered by physics and ochem. I don't have any major explanations like a death in the family - I was simply learning how to prioritize as I took on more ECs and didn't adjust well that year.

Will this performance in the pre-reqs make schools ditch my application (I hear some calculate a GPA of only pre-req classes in addition to core/bcpm)?

I have A's in other bio classes (leading to the higher gpa listed at the top of the thread), but not in anything too crazy. Human physiology, Statistics, Ecology, etc.

Any thoughts?
 

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When I apply, my overall GPA stats will be just around competitive (3.7 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA). Additionally, my ECs are quite solid - perhaps a little bit above average. However, my grades in the core science classes were pretty abysmal.

Ochem 1: B
Ochem 2: C
Ochem 1+2 Lab: B+
Physics 1: B
Physics 2: B
Physics 1+2 Lab: A+
Bio 1: A-
Bio 2: B
Bio 1+2 Lab: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: A
Gen Chem 1+2 Lab: A

Note: I tried to take Bio1, Chem1, and Physics1 first semester freshman year and withdrew from physics 1 to stay afloat. The above B is from the retake sophomore year.

As you can see, I got murdered by physics and ochem. I don't have any major explanations like a death in the family - I was simply learning how to prioritize as I took on more ECs and didn't adjust well that year.

Will this performance in the pre-reqs make schools ditch my application (I hear some calculate a GPA of only pre-req classes in addition to core/bcpm)?

I have A's in other bio classes (leading to the higher gpa listed at the top of the thread), but not in anything too crazy. Human physiology, Statistics, Ecology, etc.

Any thoughts?
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Are you saying I'm being ridiculous about worrying about this? I just thought it might matter if it's true that some schools do calculate a just-prereq gpa (and maybe prescreen based on that), or just in general considering my sophomore BCPM gpa was 2.79 and I want to apply to only allopathic schools.
 

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I have friends who are applying with way worse grades. Stop complaining about having a few B's and 1 C. As many have stated before, grades aren't everything.
 
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Have you taken the MCAT yet? That would be my main concern at this point. Your grades are fine, but I'd make sure to study my ass off for the PS section. (not judging - I had a hard time in physics too. Even with A's in the classes, I still struggled a lot with that section of the MCAT). Your actual understanding of the material is more important than the B's in the classes, in my opinion.
 

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Quit fussing, you're fine. Just apply strategically when the time comes.

When I apply, my overall GPA stats will be just around competitive (3.7 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA). Additionally, my ECs are quite solid - perhaps a little bit above average. However, my grades in the core science classes were pretty abysmal.

Ochem 1: B
Ochem 2: C
Ochem 1+2 Lab: B+
Physics 1: B
Physics 2: B
Physics 1+2 Lab: A+
Bio 1: A-
Bio 2: B
Bio 1+2 Lab: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: A
Gen Chem 1+2 Lab: A

Note: I tried to take Bio1, Chem1, and Physics1 first semester freshman year and withdrew from physics 1 to stay afloat. The above B is from the retake sophomore year.

As you can see, I got murdered by physics and ochem. I don't have any major explanations like a death in the family - I was simply learning how to prioritize as I took on more ECs and didn't adjust well that year.

Will this performance in the pre-reqs make schools ditch my application (I hear some calculate a GPA of only pre-req classes in addition to core/bcpm)?

I have A's in other bio classes (leading to the higher gpa listed at the top of the thread), but not in anything too crazy. Human physiology, Statistics, Ecology, etc.

Any thoughts?
 

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When I apply, my overall GPA stats will be just around competitive (3.7 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA). Additionally, my ECs are quite solid - perhaps a little bit above average. However, my grades in the core science classes were pretty abysmal.

Ochem 1: B
Ochem 2: C
Ochem 1+2 Lab: B+
Physics 1: B
Physics 2: B
Physics 1+2 Lab: A+
Bio 1: A-
Bio 2: B
Bio 1+2 Lab: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: A
Gen Chem 1+2 Lab: A

Note: I tried to take Bio1, Chem1, and Physics1 first semester freshman year and withdrew from physics 1 to stay afloat. The above B is from the retake sophomore year.

As you can see, I got murdered by physics and ochem. I don't have any major explanations like a death in the family - I was simply learning how to prioritize as I took on more ECs and didn't adjust well that year.

Will this performance in the pre-reqs make schools ditch my application (I hear some calculate a GPA of only pre-req classes in addition to core/bcpm)?

I have A's in other bio classes (leading to the higher gpa listed at the top of the thread), but not in anything too crazy. Human physiology, Statistics, Ecology, etc.

Any thoughts?
How is one C in a pre-req "horrible"?
 

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When I apply, my overall GPA stats will be just around competitive (3.7 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA). Additionally, my ECs are quite solid - perhaps a little bit above average. However, my grades in the core science classes were pretty abysmal.

Ochem 1: B
Ochem 2: C
Ochem 1+2 Lab: B+
Physics 1: B
Physics 2: B
Physics 1+2 Lab: A+
Bio 1: A-
Bio 2: B
Bio 1+2 Lab: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: A
Gen Chem 1+2 Lab: A

Note: I tried to take Bio1, Chem1, and Physics1 first semester freshman year and withdrew from physics 1 to stay afloat. The above B is from the retake sophomore year.

As you can see, I got murdered by physics and ochem. I don't have any major explanations like a death in the family - I was simply learning how to prioritize as I took on more ECs and didn't adjust well that year.

Will this performance in the pre-reqs make schools ditch my application (I hear some calculate a GPA of only pre-req classes in addition to core/bcpm)?

I have A's in other bio classes (leading to the higher gpa listed at the top of the thread), but not in anything too crazy. Human physiology, Statistics, Ecology, etc.

Any thoughts?



Wtf. How do you have a 3.7 with those grades? I'm not kidding. I have a few B's right now, no C's, but my GPA is like below a 3.5. I don't get it. How is your GPA so high???????? Did you take a crapload of extra liberal arts classes or something??? How is your GPA that high.
 

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Wtf. How do you have a 3.7 with those grades? I'm not kidding. I have a few B's right now, no C's, but my GPA is like below a 3.5. I don't get it. How is your GPA so high???????? Did you take a crapload of extra liberal arts classes or something??? How is your GPA that high.
3.5 sGPA, 3.7 cGPA. He's taken more credits than you have. Assuming just the pre-reqs are his only sciences, that comes out to a 3.5 sGPA by itself, not to mention math and any other science courses he took.
 

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3.5 sGPA, 3.7 cGPA. He's taken more credits than you have. Assuming just the pre-reqs are his only sciences, that comes out to a 3.5 sGPA by itself, not to mention math and any other science courses he took.
Oh, but aren't most credits that pre med students take in the sciences?
 

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Oh, but aren't most credits that pre med students take in the sciences?
Not every college has a "pre-med" major. If they are a science major, their classes will be in the sciences. If they are a different major they'll be in something else. Even so, OP had other science classes that bring up their sGPA.
 

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When I apply, my overall GPA stats will be just around competitive (3.7 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA). Additionally, my ECs are quite solid - perhaps a little bit above average. However, my grades in the core science classes were pretty abysmal.

Ochem 1: B
Ochem 2: C
Ochem 1+2 Lab: B+
Physics 1: B
Physics 2: B
Physics 1+2 Lab: A+
Bio 1: A-
Bio 2: B
Bio 1+2 Lab: A
Gen Chem 1: A
Gen Chem 2: A
Gen Chem 1+2 Lab: A

Note: I tried to take Bio1, Chem1, and Physics1 first semester freshman year and withdrew from physics 1 to stay afloat. The above B is from the retake sophomore year.

As you can see, I got murdered by physics and ochem. I don't have any major explanations like a death in the family - I was simply learning how to prioritize as I took on more ECs and didn't adjust well that year.

Will this performance in the pre-reqs make schools ditch my application (I hear some calculate a GPA of only pre-req classes in addition to core/bcpm)?

I have A's in other bio classes (leading to the higher gpa listed at the top of the thread), but not in anything too crazy. Human physiology, Statistics, Ecology, etc.

Any thoughts?
We don't have adequate information to judge you yet. If you regurgitate the rest of your transcript for us, we could help a little more.