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How is taking a pre-req for CR/NCR and then retaking it viewed?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by biogirl215, May 6, 2007.

  1. biogirl215

    biogirl215 2+ Year Member

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    Hello,
    I took Gen Chem I. credit/no credit this semester (didn't want to deal with the GPA of a C-C+). Since then, I've decided I really do want to leave the opportunities open to go into a medical school profession and am planning to retake. Assuming I get a good grade at the retake, how will the CR/NCR be viewed by admission commities since there is no actual intial grade?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    What will it say on your transcript? I dont understand why you would take a course and opt not to have a grade, unless you knew ahead of time you were going to do poorly.

    Personally I would ask why you took Chemistry twice.
     
  4. biogirl215

    biogirl215 2+ Year Member

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    It will say "CR" (basically, a "pass" in our version of "pass/fail," not used in institutional GPA calculations). We could opt for CR/NCR grading any time before finals week, I was (am, I guess?) on track to get a "C" or "C+" and didn't want it to destroy my 3.75 GPA, had doubts about the field, etc., so I decided to take CR/NCR and save myself a lot of panic. Now, I realized that I made a mistake and will retake, but I'm wondering how a retake with no actual grade the forst time around will be viewed.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    I understand now.

    Well...you will be retaking it anyway, so thats good. Hopefully next time around it will help your GPA.

    I say just be honest. You took the course but you didnt have the ability to devote as much time to it as you previously thought and decided to take a no-credit.

    You really just audited the course.

    I dont think it will be an issue. they may not even notice

    Good luck
     
  6. biogirl215

    biogirl215 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the reply! Actually, unless I unexpectedly bomb the final tomorrow, I should be technically be getting credit for the course. I was trying to take it on a 19 credit load while pledging a sorority.... Stupid in hindsight, I know, but I think I learned from my poor planning. I'm doing well in everything else, though, and I think I should be on track to get around 3.75-ish for the semester (but who really knows until finals?), so this semester wasn't a total disaster GPA-wise, I guess.
     

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