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Should I update schools with this semester's GPA?

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  1. han14tra

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    1st semester: 2.91
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    This semester: 3.90

    MCAT: 25 P
    Accepted to Jefferson already
    Great LORs and ECs

    Should I update Penn State, Drexel, and Marshall with this semesters grades? It would have been a 4.0, but one of my profs gave me a 0 on every quiz I missed because of interviews:mad:. I was placed on "Continue to Review" at Penn State. Will my 3.9 make any difference?
     
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  2. han14tra

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    My classes were human anatomy (A), Neural plasticity (A-), sign language (A), and Health Psych (A)
     
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    I would. I am updating schools that I haven't heard back from (damn California). It can't hurt.
     
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    Schools have a mandatory policy about upgrades, so it will only help you to update them now. Unless you don't care about the schools, which case, just withdraw your application.
     
  5. silverhorse84

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    I don't know if at those particular schools it'll help, but I don't see how it could possibly hurt. :) I'd say do it on the chance that it will help
     
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    does anyone know if any schools require you to send them transcripts for fall semester post acceptance??
     
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  7. han14tra

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    Yes, most schools want your final transcript at the completion of your senior year.
     
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    From what I understand you can just send them transcripts when you graduate.
     
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    Just a final transcript
     
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    Can they deny you after they accepted you, I am planning to do awesome up till the point of acceptance and then after that I want to regain my life and hangout with friends and chill and be okay with a B or B-....would they deny me if they say my grades drop (I heard they give you a conditional like just get a C and you are fine)
     
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    I was thinking about sending an update about my grades with the list of classes i'm taking next quarter, just to remind schools that i exist. Will this hurt me, since my overall GPA actually went down even though it was only by about .004?
     
  12. han14tra

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    If you are currently in a post-bacc program, you must send your transcript at the completion of that program. Your UG transcript should have already been sent with your AMCAS application.
     
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    0.004 from

    3.6

    or 2.6?
     
  14. MediumDef

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    Sometime before you matriculate you will be required to send an official transcript from anywhere you received credit. Your AMCAS grades are for the application only.
     
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    That's definitely true
     
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    Hantra did we lose you to Jefferson or are you still deciding? Just curious because we were deciding on many of the same schools a few weeks back. I never visited Jefferson (I'd love an interview offer) but I hear its a great place. Congrats
     
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    Better question is, why wouldn't you update it? That 3.9 almost assuredly raised your GPA, even if by a little bit.

    Every little bit helps.
     
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    3.8+ with an upward trend, so i really don't know if i should send it the grades or not
     
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    Just do it. It doesn't hurt because it lets the schools know you're keeping up the good work.
     
  20. han14tra

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    I had acceptances at LECOM, PCOM, and WVSOM. I declined all of those because of lack of resources at LECOM-SH, location of PCOM, and cost of WVSOM. I withdrew a number of allopathic applications too. I'm still considering Penn State and Marshall though because of the rural locations.
     
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