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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MacGyver, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. MacGyver

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    Hey I just graduated in December from college. My undergraduate GPA was around 3.8. However, the very last semester (after I had been accepted by a couple of places) my grades slipped. I got 1 C and 3 Bs (my one and only C in all of undergraduate), none of which were in the premed classes. All of them were senior level engineering courses. Needless to say, this was (by far) my worst semester gradewise in college. I went to too many interviews and missed a lot of class, which really screwed me over in the end.

    I know that a lot of schools reserve the right to reject you if your grades slip. But how often do they actually exercise that? I have some extinuating circumstances, will they accept any excuses or will they not even let me discuss it with them?

    Specifically, I'm looking at WashU, Penn, Yale, and Hopkins. Does anybody know or have stories about people getting accepted and then getting their acceptance rescinded due to grades?

    My grades werent THAT bad... i would be absolutely incensed if they pulled my acceptance because of this.
     
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  3. vyc

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    i don't actually know the answer to this very good question (which i'm also wondering myself) but i should think that you'll be fine.

    as long as you PASSED.
     
  4. THE instiGATOR

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    This scares me also. I get my P. Chem exam back tomorrow. I already know my grade won't be greater than a 40%. 15%-20% seems more likely. This exam was insane. One of this prof's former students said he told her that he intentionally tries to get 1/2 of the class to drop with the first exam. What a $hitty thing to do, right!?! Ugh, I'm scared to death I won't get a decent grade in this class. I can handle a C, but I'm really worried I'm going to get a lower grade. Maybe he'll let up on the next exam. It already appears that about 1/4 of the class has dropped since taking the exam.
     
  5. gel1

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    I personally don't think those grades are anything to worry about. Some schools do have a policy of checking up on you if you get anything below a C, but that doesn't even mean that they will necessarily take back their acceptance. But my best friend got a D on her senior thesis, it went on her transcripts, and it was never questioned by her soon-to-be-matriculated-at med school (top 20, though none of those mentioned). It would probably take some kind of inexcusably bad performance for this to happen, IMO.
     
  6. THE instiGATOR

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    :mad: #@%@^@#^@%$#!!!! :mad: It's worse than I thought!!! He failed nearly the entire class!!! I got a friggin 13%! YES, that's 13 out of a possible 100! The highest grade was a 47%, and this was earned by the class genius. Most students were chilling with me in the 10-20% range!!! What kind of teaching is this! I hate it when instructors try to make us feel dumb or teach us a lesson. I don't have time for these games! Why can't they give us a fair test to begin with!

    On a somewhat positive note, he said he is dropping all of our exam grades. We get the pleasure of taking the exam again in another week and a half. Of course, it won't be the same test. JOY! :mad: Hopefully it will be a more reasonable exam!

    AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!! This is B.S.!!!
     
  7. Doctora Foxy

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    Wow swampman, I can't believe that! How can he make you guys take the test again??? He should realize he's crazy and just curve it or osmething, or give everyone As :)
     
  8. jargon124

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    Sorry Swamp, but that's hillarious! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> Good luck on the next test! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  9. shimmer118

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by SwampMan:
    <strong> :mad: #@%@^@#^@%$#!!!! :mad: It's worse than I thought!!! He failed nearly the entire class!!! I got a friggin 13%! YES, that's 13 out of a possible 100! The highest grade was a 47%, and this was earned by the class genius. Most students were chilling with me in the 10-20% range!!! What kind of teaching is this! I hate it when instructors try to make us feel dumb or teach us a lesson. I don't have time for these games! Why can't they give us a fair test to begin with!

    On a somewhat positive note, he said he is dropping all of our exam grades. We get the pleasure of taking the exam again in another week and a half. Of course, it won't be the same test. JOY! :mad: Hopefully it will be a more reasonable exam!

    AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!! This is B.S.!!!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Welcome to my entire undergraduate experience... :D

    I wish you luck, Swampman! Hopefully your prof will get better at giving exams!!!
     
  10. THE instiGATOR

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    There's nothing "hillarious" about quantum mechanics. Why the hell does anyone need to know this stuff! P. Chem I was alright. I got a B+ in the class. P. Chem II is kicking my a$$! PLEASE LET ME GET A C IN THIS CLASS!!!
     
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    Geesh! He's worse than my old O-chem professor. He had a reputation for giving ridiculously hard exams, not passing half of the class and only allocating one "A". The average for tests was usually 36%. It was curved so that the highest grade was the "A" and half of the class got C-, D, or F. He was definetly old school. At the first day of class he would say: "Look to the person next to you, that person won't be there next quarter."
     
  12. THE instiGATOR

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    He doesn't even curve! The highest grade, a 47%, was a C+! NO As or Bs!!!

    :mad: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :mad: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> :mad:

    <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />

    This is actually kinda funny! I felt like laughing hysterically when he gave me my grade back.
     
  13. jargon124

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by SwampMan:
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    This is actually kinda funny! I felt like laughing hysterically when he gave me my grade back.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Told ya so Swamp! :D
     
  14. DarksideAllstar

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    Swampman- the same **** happened in my Electricity and Magnetism class. The prof would give us 4 problems, each with multiple parts, we had 50 minutes to finish. If you did one COMPLETE problem it would probably take like 25 minutes. Our class averages were about 12 points out of 80. He taunted us at the end by saying anyone who could get half the total points on the final would automatically get an a A for the semester. Needless to say, I ended up with a B+ and switching my major from physics to molecular bio
     

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