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- Oct 14, 2011
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You'll need to check with the individual schools if they employ undergrad GPA cutoffs. Given that you'll be doing an SMP, focus on getting a high 3.7+ GPA, and that should make you more desirable even with the low undergrad GPA.Hi guys. Thanks for reading this in advance. I'm struggling on my own right now.
University of Michigan: science GPA is a 2.9. Horrendous, I know. cGPA is a 3.61.
I will be doing an SMP to save my chances. Not applying this cycle; waiting until after SMP is done.
My 3 worst grades: rest on transcript are mostly As, lot of science grade Bs, and two B-s
C in chemistry I. --> ??? *
C- in Chemistry II --> I retook Chem II at another university and got an A.
C- in physics II. --> retaking this summer for certain, already signed up.
the SMP doesn't start until late august, so i have time this summer to retake 1-2 classes if needed for my undergrad gpa
However, if i get an A, physics only brings it up to a 2.97 science GPA. Is the cutoff 3.0?
*Should I retake CHEM I this summer also? Or take something new like an upper level biology course to get my sGPA to a 3.0? Or do I just do the SMP?
I know graduate GPAs are separate from undergrad. Is the cutoff for most medical schools 3.0 for science GPA undergrad?
I don't know what is advised for retaking multiple classes or raising my undergraduate GPA. I heard there are "computer system GPA cutoffs" so I want to fix that to be above 3.0 if needed. These 3 grades hurt my ego so much and I will do anything I can to improve. Please feel free to provide advice, but just know I know I am not in a strong position right now and am working hard to reinvent my application and make sure I do well on the MCAT after my SMP.