Terrible first quarter...need some straightforward advice...

roseglass6370

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So basically, I just started college this year as a freshman at Ohio State.

I'm not a stupid person, I always got awesome grades in high school but I let myself get overwhelmed and ended up with some not so hot grades.

Here's how it turned out:

Gen. Chem: C
Pre-Calc: C
English: A

I need to know my options. Am I screwed over? Should I give up all hopes of med school? I'm willing to work my butt off and turn it all around now that I realize that unlike high school I can't just slide on through half-heartedly. But what can I do now?
 
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Organic20

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So basically, I just started college this year as a freshman at Ohio State.

I'm not a stupid person, I always got awesome grades in high school but I let myself get overwhelmed and ended up with some not so hot grades.

Here's how it turned out:

Gen. Chem: C-
Pre-Calc: C
English: A

GPA: 2.56

I need to know my options. Am I screwed over? Should I give up all hopes of med school? I'm willing to work my butt off and turn it all around now that I realize that unlike high school I can't just slide on through half-heartedly. But what can I do now?

Dont give up!!!! Thankfully, you have time to fix this problem. The next terms try to improve your GPA. Aim for 4.00 in all the terms but one B radomly is not going to hurt you so much. Avoid C at all cost and if you see that you can't make an A or B just drop the class. The W's are not a concern if you just have few of them but if you make a pattern that you drop a class every single term then it will be red flag in your record.

Also, I reccommend you to retake the class that you made a C- because it is in a prereq and many schools if not all do not accept less than a C in the prereqs so aim for an A the next time that you take it.
 

roseglass6370

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Thanks!

I will probably end up retaking it. :)
 
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First term freshman year is really the best to screw up. Higher GPAs throughout the rest of your coursework and you'll be fine.
 
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