(and what year are you in)
and/or..do you know people with such grades who have gotten in? (traditionally or within 1 year of graduation?)
and what did you or other people do to make up for it?
ohmedschool what's HYPS?
I haven't received my final grade yet but I feel like I might be getting a C in Bio 1. Is it worth it to retake it or should I just forget about and do better in the future? Also if you retake a class do they just count the higher grade or do they average in both?
It's averaged, but that's just through standard GPA calculations. E.g. if you got an F in a class (0 units) and then repeated it for an A (4 units) then the resulting GPA would be a C (2 units). The ADCOM's don't actually "average" and re-weigh your GPA b/c the averaging is taken care of in the actual GPA calculation itself.DO schools will count the higher grade. Im not sure what MD schools do, but i know they DO NOT just count the higher grade. I think its an average between the two, abut i'm not sure.
people ask this questions atleast every 4 to 5 months.
one C in microbio, one C in p.chem (the devil), one C in orgo 1. Accepted to 7 schools, waitlisted at 1 and waiting to hear from 2 other schools. All the schools are MDs.
ps. I just got my grades for this semester and i got a B- in ecology, WHO CARES IM IN !!!
3 C's in bio and orgo, 3 B-'s in bio and orgo, straight B's in physics, but all A's and A+'s in upper division bio and chem, and a 36T on the MCAT. i graduated from a HYPS undergrad in June.
I also co-founded a $5 million dollar company when i was 20, won several entrepreneurship awards, and briefly worked on equity investments with Jackie Chan. But with the world in a recession it's near impossible to find VC funding or private equity infusion to continue being an entrepreneur, so right now I am working for the former assistant US surgeon general on health policy.
So far, I have been offered 9 interviews, several top 30 and one top 5 school. 3 offers of admission and no post-interview rejects.
Oh, I also applied to many MD/MBA programs, which may be a little different?
You're a shining representation that not everyone with a gpa under 4.0 is an idiot but are the intelligent one. Especially on this sitec- in g chem lab
d in g chem
c+ in trig
c in oceanography
3 W, I think (trig, calc, astro).
I'm ok/proud of my trig grade. Came in the same term as g chem... more personal suckage I'm not sure I know. Oceanography I don't give a flying f*ck about.
Will retake g chem, but that's it. Going to do calc in the spring.
As and Bs in everything else. 75 credits in, 150+ to go.