streetlight

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So I'm luckily doing fine in my classes this term as I apply and interview, but I've been talking with a lot of frustrated classmates who are not sure how med schools view senior grades. Many have had a tough time keeping up in some classes because of being out all the time for interviews (and may end up with a C here and there). I told them that maybe it probably wouldn't be a big deal because second term the schools will see that you are back to normal performance and the bad grades were just a function of interviewing and traveling. Is that reasonable advice?
 

DrYoda

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Depends on what you mean by bad grades. Schools can put stipulations on your acceptance, and that can mean maintaining grades above a certain level. Some schools have it right on your acceptance paper work: must keep grades above X level.
 

stooges287

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Depends on what you mean by bad grades. Schools can put stipulations on your acceptance, and that can mean maintaining grades above a certain level. Some schools have it right on your acceptance paper work: must keep grades above X level.
Correct. Also keep in mind, if you don't make it in this time, you don't want to shoot yourself in the food by having a worse GPA than you did the first time around.
 
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