Wanted to get input from students on how many classes you retook to improve you GPA and how you think this affected your app in anyway. Thanks.
None. I worked hard and got good grades the first time around.
0... I think that the re-take policy at aacomas def needs to be re-examined
0 retakes, 0 withdraws. I feel like this helped my app a lot.
...and that makes this the most pre-allo thread that I've ever seen in pre-osteo.
Why should I be punished for not being able to re-take a class? Is it fair to re-take a class and act as if the previous effort shouldn't be taken into consideration? Averaging the two semesters is a much fairer approach than simply disregarding one, that's all. Any thoughts?
Start a thread about it, if you want a discussion. I seriously doubt that the OP wanted to start an argument.
Meanwhile: I have 25 years of college transcripts across 5 colleges. On my AACOMAS are 5 withdrawals, and 7 repeats. See sig/mdapps for how it worked out. Is that the right way to do things? That was not the question.
its funny how the real world hits you and then you realize, ya know what, school is the way to go. i 2 worked WHILE in school but when i was in school just frumped around. then realizing that i gotta get my ass in gear(2 years ago) my grades have also jumped up. nice job man good luck with those scoresFour science retakes, three to five withdrawals. I couldn't leave them haunt me from my freshman and sophomore year. I admit without hesitation I was not ready for college and still am probably not, ha. But I am doing better and getting my rear in gear. It took me getting a job as a paramedic and running 12 calls a day and lifting heavier folk to make me realize this isn't HS and I actually have to work. It takes different motivation for everyone.
Since then, my big science classes (O-Chem, Physics II, a few higher levels) have all been As and Bs.
Waiting on the MCAT.
I also worked throughout high school and college. I guess some people have a hard time resisting the temptation to party and lounge around. So far all my hard work hasn't gotten me anywhere compared to my roommates who slacked off, partied 4 days a week, barely got Bs and Cs and cruised into decent MBA programs in the northeast. I'm a little frustrated with the whole process right now.
What the hell is with the attitudes like this? According to this thread, not getting good grades = partying and drunken orgies (which would have been awesome ).
I retook one class, Calc I in which I got a C- in. I didn't bomb it because I was out partying every night, I bombed it because in high school **** came easily and I didn't have to study to do well. Freshman year was a smack in the face and it took me some time to figure out how to study and what works well for me.
But maybe you guys are right, if you don't get it all perfect the first time around might as well not even bother going into medicine. Its a good thing I didn't pick up a double math major after getting that C- in Calc 1.
I'm scared for medical school now. I don't know how I'll be able to compete with all of you guys who get everything right on the first try. If I get more than three questions wrong on an exam I'll have to go find a strong rope and a tree limb.
post script I feel for all of you guys who retook orgo. That shows that either your are dedicated or masochistic