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First of all, I know I posted about this about a month ago... so please don't yell at me.

I am applying this cycle. I just got my grades, turns out, I got 2 Cs and a B this past semester. I had a 3.5 till now. I was wondering how exactly this would affect me. Would my potential acceptances be revoked because of my low grades? Are schools going to look at the grades and not even offer me acceptance?

Thanks in advance for any answers. Happy holidays.
 

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First of all, I know I posted about this about a month ago... so please don't yell at me.

I am applying this cycle. I just got my grades, turns out, I got 2 Cs and a B this past semester. I had a 3.5 till now. I was wondering how exactly this would affect me. Would my potential acceptances be revoked because of my low grades? Are schools going to look at the grades and not even offer me acceptance?

Thanks in advance for any answers. Happy holidays.
wait have you gotten in anywhere? usually C is okay. just not D. if you haven't gotten in don't update schools with those grades
 

Mobius1985

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Schools you've already applied to will not know about your fall semester grades unless you tell them. I'd agree that you should keep the information to yourself.
 
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So what happens if you do land a D?

Do you automatically lose your acceptances when you send off your transcripts, or do you have a chance to explain it to them?

(I'm still anxiously awaiting my fall grades, they won't be pretty)
 

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keep this information to yourself.

Also, the fact that you got a D doesnt automatically mean rejection, but it can play a part in a committee's decision depending on the class and your overall application.

In summary, since you already applied, the schools will not see these grades unless you tell them yourself, or if you get accepted and they need a final transcript. (but by this time you already got accepted....although you might have to appeal because usually they want every student to be enrolled to get a C or better in every class in their last year to be matriculated in the fall)


good luck
 

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wait have you gotten in anywhere? usually C is okay. just not D. if you haven't gotten in don't update schools with those grades
I don't have any acceptances... but I do have an interview coming up.

Also, do they look at this if I get waitlisted anywhere?
 

Mobius1985

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Unless you get an acceptance, you will not be asked for a final transcript. A school putting you on their waitlist won't have any way to know your recent grades.

Stixx, if one gets a D it would be best if you repeat the class the next semester. That D will be hanging over your head and could result in a school taking back their acceptance once they find out. Moreover, if you are not accepted anywhere, it will be part of your application GPA the next time you submit to AMCAS, worsening your chances.
 
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So... you had a 3.5 before, what do you have now? I mean, 2 Cs aren't a big deal if they are seminar 1 hour classes, but a big deal in 5 hour grad level courses.

Agreed, keep it to yourself and hope for the best. You may want to consider what led to the Cs themselves... as it may become more of a problem when you DO get in!
 

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They were 4 unit upper div. classes. The gpa is a 3.35 now.

I was completely depressed about not getting any interviews from the schools. Really bad semester :(
 

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Ouch. Hopefully there is an explanation that goes with that. Any reason things went sour?

If not, don't lose sleep over it. Do better next semester and get your GPA up to a 3.4 and then continue. Good ECs, MCAT scores, and ESPECIALLY good interview skills and frequent contact with admissions staff can really pay off in these type of situations.
 

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They were 4 unit upper div. classes. The gpa is a 3.35 now.

I was completely depressed about not getting any interviews from the schools. Really bad semester :(
Hopefully it won't come back and bite you in the ass if you dont get in this year and you have to reapply with that 3.35. Stop feeling bad about the situation, its come and gone and there is nothing you can do about it now. Defiantly buckle down and finish strong this spring and hope you get in.

If you don't get in this year, you might have to take a year off to do a post-bac to bring the GPA up to something respectable.

My $.02
 

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but you didnt get a D right? its 2 C's and 1 B... so i think you are ok if you get an acceptance...
 

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but you didnt get a D right? its 2 C's and 1 B... so i think you are ok if you get an acceptance...
Nah... no Ds.

May be I shouldn't worry too much about them, seeing how I don't really have any acceptances yet.



Thanks for all the replies guys.
 
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