Should I retake Cell-bio. Plan for Fall semester for DIY postbac

dragonjinse

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Hello guys, I know there are so many thread about this topic. But please hear me out and give me advice.

I'm doing DIY postbac right now. IT's been good so far. I got 1 A in Neuroscience and will get another A in psychology. Now, I'm trying to decide what classes I need to take in fall.

The options are:
1. retake Cell biology (I got C for the first time).
2. retake OChem (I retook them twice and got B- for the highest back in 2013)
3. retake microbiology (I got C for the first time).
4. take upper level courses that I never take before.

Which option is the best for fall? Beside taking classes, I am working full time, shadowing doctors and doing volunteer.
My sGPA is 2.5 (average all the retakes in DO new policy).

Please give me some advice, please.
P.S. I haven't taken MCAT yet.
 

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Option 4. Take new challenging upper level science classes. Never retake a B or B-. Don't retake the Cs either. Just focus on new classes.
 
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Honestly, I would recommend doing an SMP- those are made to compensate for low GPAs. However, given your really low sGPA, I would caution you: that alone is enough to screen you out. You need to prioritize your schools work and make sure you have a strong upward trend with the higher-level classes- I'm talking about A- and As all around.
 
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I'd say option 4 and by the end of your post-bac you feel like you can't seem to boost your GPA where it needs to be then apply for an SMP.
 

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Thank you very much, guys!!

I'm going to take upper level classes then.
 
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