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How badly will old grades hurt me?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by photographylover93, May 16, 2014.

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  1. photographylover93

    photographylover93

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    Hi! I'm a Junior currently in the application process. I went to small private college and came out with a 3.8 GPA. However, back when I was in high school, I took a Calc class at my local community college and got a C in a 5.0 credit hour class. This one class brought my cumulative GPA down to a 3.6. I'm concerned that this is going to significantly hurt my chances. Will admissions see that its an old class from community college that's bad, but the rest of my application is strong, or will they toss it aside just based on the 3.6?


    If relevant, some other background on my application:
    MCAT score not received yet
    Bio major, Chem minor
    600 clinical volunteering/shadowing hours
    200 non clinical volunteering/shadowing hours
    Plenty of research/TA/leadership positions/extracurriculars/etc.
     
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Nobody gets tossed aside for a 3.6.
     
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  4. photographylover93

    photographylover93

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    That's good to hear, but it still makes me cringe. Hard to thing to see after working so hard for three years. Would you recommend mentioning something in my personal statement about it?
     
  5. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    No.
     
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  6. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

    Just don't be an hyper-overacheiver, and accept that you are human.

     

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