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How bad is a C?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by desler, May 28, 2008.

  1. desler

    desler 7+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    So I'm about to get my first C in OCHEM. How bad is this? Is it true pharm schools look at grades of certain courses like ochem? I'm only interested in california pharm schools.
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  3. ttopping

    ttopping UB Class of 2011 5+ Year Member

    May 18, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    I got a C in my evolutionary biology class freshman year. To get my GPA up I had to do really well in all of my other math/science courses which was hard but it's definitely doable. If you don't want to retake it just focus on your other classes. You can always make up for a bad grade or two, I did! Don't worry about it too much, leave it behind and think about what you can do to improve it in the future, good luck!
  4. Drug Doc

    Drug Doc 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Don't worry a C isn't the end of the world. I had more than a few C's on my records (including one in my Ochem series) and I still got interviewed at 3 cali schools. Obviously, don't make C's a trend, but don't stress over one bad grade. Yeah, ochem is one of the courses that pharm schools look at, but its more of a big picture type of analysis that admissions does so just make sure you are working on looking good extra-curricularly as well as academically.
  5. IrishRxMan

    IrishRxMan 2+ Year Member

    May 1, 2008
    Yes, pharmacy schools do look at Ochem. Don't worry, I got a C in Ochem I and I'm going into my P2 year. Just focus on getting better grades in your other classes to overshadow the C. You might even try taking one chem course that's above it like Biochem I and really kick it in gear for that to show you can really do better in chemistry than the C you got previously. I know I would have liked to have taken it prior to my first semester b/c we have a biochem class that kind of kicked my butt.
  6. webbiest

    webbiest 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2008

    Evolutionary Biology was the worst pre req course at UB..especially with prof Fourtner

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