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Took random classes at a CC, and got 3 C's sophomore year. How screwed am I?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by romanjetfighter, May 20, 2014.

  1. romanjetfighter

    romanjetfighter 5+ Year Member

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    I never studied for these three classes. I just took them for fun and to see what subjects interested me, thinking it wouldn't be on my record. I should have audited the classes. I didn't even know I wanted to be a doctor then. It lowers my GPA from 3.65 to 3.5 or so. Will adcoms show any leniency? Would you?
     
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  3. radkat101

    radkat101 2+ Year Member

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    I had dual credit classes from high school that dropped me from a 3.7 to a 3.5. If your gpa is high enough overall that your app doesn't get thrown out, maybe they'll cut you some slack. That being said, I don't think they did for me. Schools like stats.
     
  4. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

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    I'd look for evidence that you make better choices now.
    I just took them for fun and to see what subjects interested me, thinking it wouldn't be on my record. I should have audited the classes.


    A classic example of what the great historian Barbara Tuchman called "folly", ie], behavior contrary to self interest.
    I didn't even know I wanted to be a doctor then. It lowers my GPA from 3.65 to 3.5 or so.

    What's your sGPA? MCAT? The cGPA is below avg, but not lethal. Does kinda blow away your chances for the Ivies or Stanford.
    Will adcoms show any leniency? Would you?
     
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    The only way your gonna find out is by applying and letting the adcoms decide. Your should expend energy and effort in honing the best application possible as worrying, fretting, and asking opinions is just wasting energy , adding stress to an already stressful experience.
     

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