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How are repeated courses looked at?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Jason025, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Jason025

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    I'm a Canadian undergrad hoping to go to a US DO school. My first two years of undergrad were pretty bad (dealt with some personal issues,etc). I've repeated about 6 courses (that are pre-reqs) and went from Ds/Fs to As/Bs. Have my chances of being accepted decreased because I repeated many courses. Also, I repeated one course twice, so how will the committees look at that? Will they just simply count the highest/recent grade in the cgpa? Thank you for the advice and support! :)
     
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  3. IslandStyle808

    IslandStyle808 Akuma residency or bust!
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    DO schools have grade replacement and yes they count the most recent grade (whether it is higher or lower). Plus I have seen tons of people on this forum go from those same bad grades to the same goods one mentioned and have ended up in medial school.
     
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    How do they count courses that were repeated twice. Gchem first attempt- F, second attempt F, third attempt-B+. Please don't tell me how badly I messed up, I already know. But will they actually just count the B+ and disregard the two other Fs? Anyone had this experience?
     
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    IslandStyle808 Akuma residency or bust!
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    They only count the most recent. Meaning that your two F grades will be replaced by the third attempt, the B+. There have been students who had multiple failures in the past and have gone into medical school, so you have a chance in the DO route. Makes the world seem a lot sunnier.

    I myself have no experience in this area, but I am sure there are people who have. I think you will get a lot more responses tomorrow.
     
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    OP is probably jumping in joy.
     
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    Anyone else want to put their two sense in?
     
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    I'll give you my one-sense, repeated courses looking bad is nonsense. The most recent repeated course is what counts for your AACOMAS GPA calculation, people generally take a class they did bad in 2-3 times max, beyond that, I don't know how ADCOMS perceive it but it won't matter to AACOMAS GPA calculations as long your most recent repeated class is counted. That is my 2-cents.
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem, but your previous attempts will show up on your transcripts and application. They will see the other grades but will consider only the repeat. Good luck! I repeated a few courses, and it helped my GPA a lot.
     
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