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I failed Orgo and physics

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by webdivx, May 6, 2007.

  1. webdivx

    webdivx 2+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    i'm a freshman and I failed Orgo 2 and physics 2 :( not failed with a C or a D but with an i want to cry... will i get rejected by all dental schools? i felt like i could pull off good grades on my finals... but i couldn't....and because of that i am also on academic probation :(

    if i get a high score on the DAT like a 23-24 and a subsequent A or B if i repeat both courses help?

    i really wanna get into dental school and i have gotten an A in all my bio classess... bio 1, 2, and genetics and a B in orgo 1 and phys 1 and i've been a pretty good student up until now... i'm just so confused and depressed :confused:

    what should i do??
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  3. SugarNaCl

    SugarNaCl Dental Student Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Akron, OH
    Retake the classes so they are averaged, do well and continue doing well through the rest of your college career. Do well on your DATs too. Your overall GPA and OVERALL BCP GPA is what is especially looked at to weed out the lesser qualified applicants. If you find you can't do well in science courses in general, you may want to think of alternatives, but if you can do well... you are still probably ok. Keep in mind too that this is just my opinion. Lowest grade I had was a C, but I did have some Cs. Everything worked out fine for me. I also had my masters though before I even decided to apply.
  4. Once again.....schools look at your overall profile. they dont judge you on just 1 course. those classses are prereqs so take it agian and do better and show that you improved and that your an applicant that can improve on your mistakes. 1 class will not put u over the top or kill your whole life.....they will take applicants that start from the bottom and go up not applicants that start from the top and go down
  5. BodybldgDoc

    BodybldgDoc Guest

    Jan 13, 2007
    In your closet
    I doubt you can expect to score 23-24 on the DAT if you cant even pass orgo2 in a classroom setting in college. retake it and replace the grade.
  6. yea you can.....i got both Cs in ochem and did good
  7. webdivx

    webdivx 2+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    thanks for your responses, its really appreciated. i'm just so down... i mean i was hoping to finish college in 3 years... possibly 2.5 since i took courses during the summer before my freshman year (bio 1 and 2) and had 20 college credits from AP and was thinking of taking courses this summer again and next summer...but i don't know... man i just cant believe it... it just all went downhill this semester...2 F's, a B and a C... i would have had 60 credits at the end of summer this yr... but with all thats happened i feel like my future is destroyed unless i get straight a's the rest of my career and get a super high dat score which just is feeling so stressful.... how should i cope with this? should i just relax this summer or maybe take the 3-6 credits i was thinking of taking this summer? :( :( :(
  8. burgler09

    burgler09 2+ Year Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    Miami, FL
    heres the thing, it happened and its all over with. Look back and realize what happened to you and why you failed them. If it is because you were feeling burned out then go ahead and take the summer off.. even if it was just a little bit.. 6 credits isn't THAT big of a deal. A nice little break is sometimes all it takes to come back and pull off a very strong semester. Retake those classes and do the best you possibly can and see where the cards fall. Granted you do have a bit less to worry about if you pull off a 4.0 the rest of your college and a 23 on the DAT but don't set goals that are too high for yourself either. Work your ass off and hope for the best.. good luck to you!!
  9. reallylostnow

    reallylostnow Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    your problem is that you tried cramming all your classes in such a short period of time to graduate
    why risk getting crappy grades by taking so many classes in a semester to graduate early instead getting better grades by relaxing and taking a normal load
    its gonna be your gpa that matters, not how quickly you reach the finish line

    i dont think it impresses anyone by graduating early

    sorry if i sound a bit harsh
  10. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    It is not impossible, but you gotta show an upward trend in GPA from now on. Remeber that GPA is only one of the many things that they look at, so maybe you can try to improve other aspects to make up for it. Definitely try to retake the course and ace it, but know that your GPA will be different from AADSAS calculation and school transcript.
  11. have you heard of the story of the turtoise and the hare?
  12. zthang

    zthang Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    It's by no means the end of the no means. It sounds like you're very young (freshman?) so you could have plenty of time to make up those grades. However, from what it sounds like, you say you already have 60 AP credits. If I recall, AP credits do not count towards gpa in any way. This means that you have 60 credits LESS to use to make up for those bad grades. I would schedule an appt with an advisor (preferrably pre-health advisor) and see what to do next. They're professionals...we're just a bunch of joes on sdn.
  13. marylanddds

    marylanddds Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    you did "well"
  14. im not a jet li and i know my stuff because i have been through all this and knows how dental school will be judging each aplicant
  15. i mean i got Cs in both Ochem and did good on the DAT.....the dean of admission told me that i will be a good applicant

  16. Regmata

    Regmata Member Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    You sure have taken a lot of courses for a freshman...How did you fit gen chem 1, 2, bio 1, 2, genetics, physics 1 and 2 and orgo 1 and 2 into 1 year?
  17. Nasem

    Nasem 2+ Year Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Lansing, MI
    Welcome to the life of the typical college youngers, where in some semesters you do great and others you feel like you sh!t your pants. Happens to all of us.... My freshman year in college, I got a C- in Calc-I, I thought I was done, If I can't get higher than a C- in something as simple as Calc I there no way for me to go into Engineering / Computer Science field.... Guess what, I pretty much rocked B+ and A's in ALL higher division math classes including Calc-II, Calc-III, DFQ, Linear Algeb, Numerical Analysis, and the list goes on and on.

    Sometimes you need a few bad grades here and there and light a fire under our asses. Dental schools WILL NOT look at one or 2 bad grades you had in your undergrad and totally throw you in the trash (If thats the case, I'll call it quits right now becuase I got a 3.01 Under grad GPA and currently working on my post-bacc).

    Anyways, to make story short, I really think you lost focus and had a little too much fun this semester and thats why your grades suffered. Buck up, put your goal ahead of you (dental school) and push forward and learn from your mistakes.
  18. Kami

    Kami Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2003
    I would say majority of us in this forum have faced similar situation with grades if not exact situation in college. Hey no person on this earth is perfect. We all make mistakes and sometimes we just have to pay the price for it. Nothing comes easy you just have to work for it. This is life and this is why college life can be an amazing experience and prepare you for the real world.
  19. samirmehta91


    Mar 29, 2012
    this is the most beautiful comment i've ever read.
  20. Bifenthrin

    Bifenthrin 2+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2012
    That's not necessarily true. I had a D in Orgo2, and after a summer of living and breathing orgo, I scored a 20 in orgo on the DAT.

    It all depends on how much you apply yourself.
  21. wo5678

    wo5678 5+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2011

    Take your time and do it right. When I took orgo 1 and 2, I only took one other class with it. And it paid off, I did very well. There is no point in rushing and you don't get into dental school. Take some time off, your brain needs to refresh.
  22. Toothman23

    Toothman23 5+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    You just need to learn from your mistakes and move on. My freshman year I got a C- in gen chem. I ended getting a 28 on the gen-chem section of the DAT.
  23. shulk

    shulk 5+ Year Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    This thread is 5 years old.
  24. capitan2011

    capitan2011 5+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2012
  25. b0110


    Jun 14, 2012
    lol. Well we should find out if they ever got into dental school.
  26. Tunaman

    Tunaman 5+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Too soon to tell, how did u do in orgo 1 and physics 1? Like another poster mentioned, what makes you think you could pull a 23-25 on the DAT if you cant pull the grades in class? That would entail you missing 2-3 q's in each section of the test. Best of luck, study hard, and keep your priorities in check!
  27. qnzbabi91


    Aug 14, 2012
    I'm sorry you failed those classes. Maybe, you should consider another career path because the science classes in dental school will be much tougher than physics and orgo.

    If you just had too much going on in your life or something like that, then just prove yourself and dedicate your time 100% towards your goal of one day becoming a dentist. If you can pull off a couple of 4.0 semesters or close to that, then you are on your way to becoming accepted. GL.
  28. UCSFx2017

    UCSFx2017 10+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    When I saw the first couple of posts, I noticed SugarNaCl and I was like "WTF, after a 4 year hiatus, she's back?!"

  29. Amberena

    Amberena Resident Redhead 5+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    I got a C+ in Orgo 2 and got a 26 in Orgo on the dat thanks to Chad's videos. They made a WORLD of difference in my understanding.

    Even if this thread is five years old, it may help someone in a similar situation. :)
  30. mkay

    mkay 2+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Take what people on here say with a grain of salt. In the end, you know yourself best and what you're capable of. That being said, don't kid yourself either. I failed three classes my freshman/soph year: Gen Chem 1, Orgo 1, and Physics 1. But I know I failed them b/c I really didn't give a **** at the time and hardly ever went to lecture. Retook them a second time and got B's, which looks horrible. Fast forward three years, I managed to score a 25 in OC and a 29 in GC on the official DAT.

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