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Math Grades

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Touray, May 15, 2000.

  1. Touray

    Touray Junior Member

    May 14, 2000
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    I did really bad in two of my precalculus and statistics classes when I was in community college, I got a 1.4, 2.3, 2.5 and a 1.5 in these four classes.. I took them at the college while I was in highschool, and they are on my college transcript.. they really hurt my GPa, are math grades included on my transcrpit, and should I just forget med school all together now!!!
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  3. mermaid

    mermaid Member

    May 6, 2000
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    DON'T give up on med school...if it is what you really want to do. Many people have started college on a bad note with a bad 1st semester. Most med schools look at trends in applicants GPAs in addition to just raw scores. So, in other words, if you work your butt off from now on then they will be able to see your dedication.
    Also, I think most people address these issues in the application itself (like in the personal statement or during an interview)
    You might check around because I know that some colleges will throw out your old grade when they calculate your GPA if you retake the class. BUT, I don't think med schools will do that. Just check. Be sure to raise that GPA as high as you can get it.
    Read some of the older posts and you will find many people in the same boat as you.
    Good Luck!

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