How long are grades valid? (more details)

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Hello everyone,

I'm new here and I wanted to ask about grades and for how long they're considered by admissions. I do see that similar topics have been discussed but I wanted more details. I'm 26, and I had some crappy grades a little over 8 years ago now, and I'm getting back into the swing of things to retake those courses and keep a high GPA until it comes time to apply to med school. I wanted to know if there is a timeline when admissions won't take the grade into consideration, regardless of whether you did well or not? By the time I apply to med schools, it will have been 10 years since I got those grades.

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they are considered forever unless you are from Texas and it is 10+ years after
Grades like herpes are forever. They matter less and less the more removed you are from then though.
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The grades will always be put into your AMCAS GPA. Do you just mean admissions subjectively not caring? Probably an 8 year gap is plenty, keep doing great in the newly started classes!