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For the ppl who are in optometry or have gotten accepted: what are some of your lowest pre-req marks? I'm really scared about my physics mark right now and my class is really competitive and i frankly am not good in physics... The rest of my pre-req gpa is 3.7.... I can maintain that if i get a B- in physics.... So what has been some of your lowest marks in ur pre-reqs even though you still got in?
 

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B- isnt so bad! at all!

I got C's all throughout calculus...3 quarters...ugh. But that was my freshman year so I think they cut me some slack for that. It did come up in a couple interviews though.

I also got a C+ in one chemistry class, but I guess after that my GPA really picked up so maybe that offset it.

good luck! =)
 

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i have a 3.999999 and a 450 on the OAT. i am afraid that i won't get in anywhere. ahh boo.

people in this forum have repeatedly stated that they got C, and C- in g/o chem, physics, and whatever else subject. so no worries.
 

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i have a 3.999999 and a 450 on the OAT. i am afraid that i won't get in anywhere. ahh boo.

Hahah. That's exactly what I think when I read these posts over and over and over and over again.
 

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so i basically failed my physics midterm... the thing is its my 2nd physics class of the two required and im takin it in my 4th year.. i took the first course in my 2nd year and got B- and with that i couldnt do medicine anymore.. now i want to go into optometry... so i had to take another course... Since im takin this physics course in my 4th year and prolly will get C or something.. what do u guys think the admissions committee will think? I have B's in micro, and 1 english course.. but rest of my pre-reqs are A- and higher... its just this physics course is putting so much doubt into my future... and the fact that its in my 4th year and not my 2nd means that it wasnt somethin that happened in the past and i improved my gpa later u know? anyone face the same situation? i know u guys think that its no big deal b/c my pre-req gpa is good but for me its still a major concern b/c u just never know.. im so bummed out right now...
 

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You'll be fine. If the rest of your pre-req GPA's are a 3.7 and you score well on the OAT you should be fine. Now if you get a C this semester and then bomb the physics section on the OAT that might be a different story.
 

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so i basically failed my physics midterm... the thing is its my 2nd physics class of the two required and im takin it in my 4th year.. i took the first course in my 2nd year and got B- and with that i couldnt do medicine anymore.. now i want to go into optometry... so i had to take another course... Since im takin this physics course in my 4th year and prolly will get C or something.. what do u guys think the admissions committee will think? I have B's in micro, and 1 english course.. but rest of my pre-reqs are A- and higher... its just this physics course is putting so much doubt into my future... and the fact that its in my 4th year and not my 2nd means that it wasnt somethin that happened in the past and i improved my gpa later u know? anyone face the same situation? i know u guys think that its no big deal b/c my pre-req gpa is good but for me its still a major concern b/c u just never know.. im so bummed out right now...

Your biggest worry isn't your grade, but it is the pursue of optometry as your failsafe plan. Make sure you let the admission committee know about that :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah, I was wondering what you're going to tell the interviewers when you go, having optometry as a backup plan isn't really the smartest thing to tell them.

PS, a lot of us have GPA's that are a lot lower than you, I understand that you may be worried but you're bringing down the other students who actually do want to go to OD school but don't have the best grades.
 

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sorry guys its just being up here in Canada and all my friends are pre-med and its so competitive its just hard.. im sorry if i hurt anyone by my comments but we're all in this together.. my physics mark wont be pretty... plus i know that im not gonna tell them that optometry was my fall back plan... my future career always fluctuated and after i got that bad mark i looked into other areas i guess... What do u guys think i should tell them? Cuz i also waited till my 4th year to take the physics course b/c my friends who are now in 2nd year could give him help as well.. its just that they are so damn smart that it brings me down when i cant compete with them... and then i come on here all worried... i dunno its just u never know when ur a prospective student so u want the best advice from students who are already in and what they've experienced.. my pre-req grades may be good but my physics is crap and ive just stated that flat out
 

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Listen dude,

If you have a 3.7 you'll be fine....just get at least a C in physics and CHILL OUT!....Im guessing you live in Edmonton...go outside take in a breath of that good Canadian air and apply already...you will get an interview...prolly not a waterloo, but you will get them elsewhere. You should go to SCCO...seeing as you're an "oiler's fan"...we have Chris Pronger now...and we're awesome haha
 
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