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How Bad Is It???

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by worseluck, May 15, 2008.

  1. worseluck


    May 13, 2008
    I basically attended a CC for my first year and got a lot of easy A's and B's.
    I then transfered to a 4 Year University and not that It was a lot harder I just wasn't very focused in the new environment. I got caught up in the college lifestyle. So I got my first " D " and it had to be in Anatomy and that's not like me cause I'm super smart, but I will retake it immediately and get my " A "
    My CC grades was a 3.6 and now with my ****** grades added on it is a 3.0.
    I just need to know, realistically speaking is there any hope or a small chance that I can still get in pharmacy school seeing that my future grades will be godlike.
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  3. fenixtnlfan

    fenixtnlfan P2 Wildcat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    One D, or even a couple of bad grades, aren't going to kill ya. You just need to keep your head in the game from now on and show your commitment. There are other people on this board who have gotten in with a few bad grades.
  4. pharmabc123


    Dec 17, 2007
    just as long as you don't keep up those 'D' grades.... you should be fine.... one bad grade is not going to detrimentally hurt you. I'm sure it is pretty common for adcoms to see a C or D on a student's transcript....

    just make sure to improve and work harder the next time you take that same class... same for any other class you take. keep focus and you will do fine... don't worry too much about that one bad grade. :)
  5. naseuy

    naseuy 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2007

    You need to maintain a minimum gpa and science of 3.0 to be considered for most schools. That's very doable this early in the game. One D or even a few more bad grades can be remedied.
  6. RxWildcat

    RxWildcat Julius Randle BEASTMODE! Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    There are a ton of factors for admittance to pharm school, and only 1 D which you re-take isn't going to kill your app.
  7. worseluck


    May 13, 2008
    Thanx.... I really appriciate all the advice
  8. aboveliquidice

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    San Antonio, TX
    I was a accepted with a sparkling "WF" on my transcript... So yeah - its fine - just find your focus...

  9. worseluck


    May 13, 2008
    Isnt' the WF just mean withdrawal, like droping a class?
  10. UES Girl

    UES Girl Banned 5+ Year Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    I like your confidence.
  11. acetyl

    acetyl 5+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    And how do "super smart" people make D';s?
  12. RxWildcat

    RxWildcat Julius Randle BEASTMODE! Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I thought he was being sarcastic.
  13. mrblah

    mrblah 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    To the OP: you have a chance still, because I'm assuming you don't have many units under your belt if your gpa drops from a 3.6 to a 3.0 because of one grade. Just make sure your grades from now on are "godlike".
  14. 186

    186 ? 2+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Did you get a "D" in Composition? I immigrated to the U.S not too long ago, and my English proficiency is not so impressive either. I see a lot of errors in your sentences on this thread, so you definitely need to work on that.

    p.s I really shouldn't have been the person to point that out to you because I usually make numerous amount of errors when I write. :eek: Oh well..
  15. Farmercyst

    Farmercyst On with the Poodles already Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Procrastination and/or laziness. Unless you think people who procrastinate and are lazy must not be all the smart. In which case, I'm not sure. I got 2 D's in intro to visual art. (replaced the 1st D with the 2nd:rolleyes:) For me it was a lack of interest in the subject, but doesn't cover all subjects I guess.
  16. Farmercyst

    Farmercyst On with the Poodles already Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    W= Withdrawal after university census date.
    WF= Withdrawal with a failing grade at the time of withdrawal. Some universities use this to see if people are dropping to save their GPA. Hence WF generally considered worse than just a W.
  17. PrepharmKID

    PrepharmKID 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
    PCAT is obviously very important as well, so if your GPA is low, make it up on the PCAT and make sure you are involved in your community. Write an AWESOME personal statement and make them interested in you.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008

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