Negative grade trend: where to apply

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  1. tarheel616

    tarheel616 2+ Year Member

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    Last year I transferred from a state university to another state university ranked in the top 5 of public institutions in the US.

    My GPA from my first college was around a 3.8 overall and science. This last year at my new college I have a 3.4 overall GPA with my science just above a 3.2 (B+'s in Physics I/II, Orgo I and a B in Orgo II).

    This semester I am in two upper level sciences classes, but I am considering dropping one due to a low test grade, which would put me at 12 credits.

    Would dropping to 12 credits and having a 'negative' grade trend hurt my application for next year? I assume it would, but I wasn't sure if going to a much better institution would be factored in at all.

    Overall if my calculations are correct my cumulative GPA would be a 3.6 and a 3.4ish science.
    In addition I have 150 shadowing hours, 300 community service hours, and multiple leadership positions

    I plan applying to:
    Creighton
    Minnesota
    Marquette
    Midwestern-IL
    Indiana
    Michigan
    Detroit Mercy
    Case Western
    Kentucky
    Louisville
    UNC
    UNE
    Roseman
    LECOM

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Ferneezy

    Ferneezy I don't always Go Blue, but when I do... 5+ Year Member

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    12 credits is still full time. what's the problem?
     
  4. tarheel616

    tarheel616 2+ Year Member

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    Won't taking only one science course affect my chances?
     
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  5. Ferneezy

    Ferneezy I don't always Go Blue, but when I do... 5+ Year Member

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    first you're worried about 12 credit hours...now you're worried about the composition of your semester? there are over a dozen non-science, non-engineering majors in my class who took only the pre-reqs (meaning some had entire academic years without a science course) and they got in just fine.

    just get good grades.
     

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