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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?
HYPS = Harvard Yale Princeton Stanford. Sometimes MIT is added in there, making it HYPMS (or something similar). It's generally used as an acronym to describe those undergraduate schools that are at the top of the top in terms of name recognition/prestige.ohmedschool what's HYPS?
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.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.
You probably rocked all your interviews, right?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 !!!
ballin...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.