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Pass/Fail English

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by docjg17, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. docjg17

    docjg17 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    hey everyone,
    I wanted to know. Is it possible to Pass/Fail a medical school requirement (english requirement specifically). I am senior and this one english class is taking WAY to much time and I want to pass/fail it but I know there is a year of english requirement for med school and I need this credit...so can I take it pass/fail?
     
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  3. njdmb820

    njdmb820 7+ Year Member

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  4. FenderHM

    FenderHM Where there's a will... 7+ Year Member

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    no just deal with it
     
  5. ryanl

    ryanl 2+ Year Member

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    LOL, yeah this application process is taking way too long too... I wonder if I can just skip the secondaries. :p

    Pretty much if it is a requirement, they want to see you bust your ass and get through it like the rest of us.
     
  6. alibaba

    alibaba New Member 10+ Year Member

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    Vanderbilt made me take a literature course for a grade after granting me an interview. Accepted me before seeing the grade but made me do it - two pass/fail courses counted for nothing.
     
  7. TSK

    TSK Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    In addition to the fact that med schools want to see the grade, it really doesn't make much sense to pass/fail an English course (I considered this once freshmen year).

    If your course was anything like mine, your grade is only passed on a few papers. You'll probably have to write all of them anyways to pass and even with minimal effort, you should still be able to get at least a B on a paper...
     
  8. 8744

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    Please tell your Uncle Panda that you are a foreigner and that English is not your native language which explains why it's taking so much time. I shudder to think that not only have you waited until the end to take an English class but it is kicking your ass.

    I weep.

    But if you've been accepted to medical school I don't see how it matters. Pass/Fail has no effect on your GPA. Your medical school just wants to see that you don't go from being an A student to an F student after being accepted.
     
  9. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    It's kind of a technicality, but I'm pretty sure no med school will accept a prerequisite class unless it's graded normally.
     
  10. docjg17

    docjg17 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    ummm, no I am not a foreigner...And, I am doing just fine in it. I am social science major so I can write papers. This class just has too many, that's all....but thanks for the melodramatic post. It was interesting to read
     
  11. gary5

    gary5 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Considering that you used "to much" instead of "too much", I'd say that you need that class.
     
  12. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    oh, snap!
     
  13. katester25

    katester25 5+ Year Member

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    I took two English classes, one for a grade and one pass/fail, and no school where I interviewed seemed to have a problem with this. Then again, I was a history major with high honors and had A's in several classes in Spanish literature, so AdComms had plenty of evidence that I can read and write properly.
     
  14. docjg17

    docjg17 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    haha, we'll I guess I messed up there.
     

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