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What does it take to rescind an acceptance?

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  1. moo

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    Ok, I am probably being waaaaay too pedantic here, and for that I apologize. But senioritis really hit me the last month of April and my grades are now coming back... not so hot. What does it take for a med school to rescind an acceptance? Anyone ever experience an acceptance being taken away? Let's say your GPA is like ~3.7 when you were accepted. What does your senior year GPA have to look like in order for them to take your acceptance away?

    (I know this has been talked about before, but I never read those posts and with the search function down, I can't search for those threads)
     
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  3. Papa Smurf

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    I had a friend last year who got a D in PChem and got his acceptance yanked from an out of state public school. I think it was South Alabama, not sure tho! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> G'luck!

    PS: Hi Swampy! :) Hang in there buddy!
     
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    Papi, that was way harsh Tai. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I have the same question, moo. I got an E on my midterm, and I had never seen that letter before. My school thinks they're prettier than Fs (I just found out). I think as long as you get C's or better you'll be fine.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>Papi, that was way harsh Tai. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I have the same question, moo. I got an E on my midterm, and I had never seen that letter before. My school thinks they're prettier than Fs (I just found out). I think as long as you get C's or better you'll be fine.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What the heck is an E?
     
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    I got a 22% on the test, which is an E at my school. I guess they think it's less offensive than an F. I thought it was the test code when I saw my grade! The professor is screwy! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
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    is an E like Brunch? not quite breakfast and not quite lunch?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>I got a 22% on the test, which is an E at my school. I guess they think it's less offensive than an F. I thought it was the test code when I saw my grade! The professor is screwy! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's terrible. I don't think I could handle any additional letters! Do they even give F's then?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Dr. Will:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>Papi, that was way harsh Tai. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I have the same question, moo. I got an E on my midterm, and I had never seen that letter before. My school thinks they're prettier than Fs (I just found out). I think as long as you get C's or better you'll be fine.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What the heck is an E?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You know, its that 5th letter in the alphabet, E.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Dr. Will:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>I got a 22% on the test, which is an E at my school. I guess they think it's less offensive than an F. I thought it was the test code when I saw my grade! The professor is screwy! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's terrible. I don't think I could handle any additional letters! Do they even give F's then?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I hope I'll never find out....so back to the original post, how screwed will I be if I get a C? Here are my grade predictions this semester: C, B, A, Pass, Unsatisfactory

    Yes, that's right, my aerobics instructor told me I have too many absences and get an unsatisfactory. NEVER take a PE class for fun! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> She promised me she would pass me even if I missed class, and then she called me yesterday to tell me I failed. Puta! :mad:

    What happens if I get all Cs? Just wondering...
     
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    UIC is on the A B C D E system - there is no F...
     
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    DRa. Foxy: </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Here are my grade predictions this semester: C, B, A, Pass, Unsatisfactory </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh, No Foxy. I think you should call your med school immediately and discreetly inquire about the "Unsatisfactory" grade :p Because if I'm not mistaken, most acceptances come with the condition that you pass ALL your classes with satisfactory grade (doesnt have to be A/B). I think with an Unsat. grade you are treading in very thin ice, indeed (no matter if it's PE). Should most definitely, give them a call!
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by cong:
    <strong>DRa. Foxy: </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Here are my grade predictions this semester: C, B, A, Pass, Unsatisfactory </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh, No Foxy. I think you should call your med school immediately and discreetly inquire about the "Unsatisfactory" grade :p Because if I'm not mistaken, most acceptances come with the condition that you pass ALL your classes with satisfactory grade (doesnt have to be A/B). I think with an Unsat. grade you are treading in very thin ice, indeed (no matter if it's PE). Should most definitely, give them a call!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">are you joking? <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> It's not for credit.

    Anyhow, I have an appointment with my dean tomorrow to try and change it to a W. It makes my transcript look ugly.
     
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    I dont know about all schools, but usually you have to keep getting C's... if you get a D or an F, you have to either justify it or be rejected. Schools dont look too kindly on senoritis. Now, Freshmanitis is what they like. They want to you gain 15 pounds and have lots of sex. Or at least that's what Candi the hooker told me. It was kinda weird too cause she didn't even finish high school....but boy o' boy I must have spent my last $20 on her.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Papa Smurf:
    <strong>I had a friend last year who got a D in PChem and got his acceptance yanked from an out of state public school. I think it was South Alabama, not sure tho! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> G'luck!

    PS: Hi Swampy! :) Hang in there buddy!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">:mad: DIE! DIE! DIE! :mad:

    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I'll let you know if it happens. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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  17. moo

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    OK, so if your gpa was pretty good and then your sr year gpa was a bit lower, it's OK right. it's just on the acceptance letter it said vaguely that you had to "maintain your academic record" or some crap like that. I definitely don't have any C's or lower but i was just extremely ticked that i got a B on my thesis (6 credits). This is basically a slap in my face b/c I worked on it so hard, and had to deal with an ass of a supervisor. once, he told me to come in at 10pm at night. Like a fool, I came in, (I live like 45 minutes from campus) and then lo and behold, I stayed till 11 and he didn't show at all. And he was not much of a supervisor either... Sorry if this sounds like I am being an anal premed, but I really need to vent. I know my problem seems to be extremely minor, like a bump in the road, but if any of you are in physics, you will know how arrogant your profs can be. :mad: :mad: This is why I am so happy to be finally leaving physics. (math is ok though)

    btw, foxy, i really would look into that unsatisfactory, even if it was for zero-credit. if it appears on the transcript it might be bad.
     
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    this is like one big nightmare :mad: I hope my school will fix it!
     
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    Dr. Foxy, one of the provisions that is stated is that all classes be passed with satisfactory score/grade. Even if it is PE and for credit only. I wouldn't call the med school though. I couldn't imagine the conversation- "Yeah I am failing this class and...." Try to get it straightened out with the dean of your school.
    Good Luck.
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by GATC:
    <strong>Even if it is PE and for credit only. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">No, it's NOT for credit, that's the thing. It's for zero hours. At my school, yuo have to have two PE "credits" to graduate, and I have them.....I took this third one just for fun....could they really take my acceptance away for that? We are only allowed 4 absences and I had 6 interviews, so that's my excuse....aside from the deal I had with the instructor, which is kind of a long story....but basically she knew I would miss many classes and she PROMISED she would pass me and now she's going back on her word and I have no proof and now I'm steaming! :mad: :mad: :mad: I only signed up for this class so I could stay in shape!
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Dr. Foxy, one of the provisions that is stated is that all classes be passed with satisfactory score/grade. Even if it is PE and for credit only. I wouldn't call the med school though. I couldn't imagine the conversation- "Yeah I am failing this class and...." </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well, I certainly dont mean to call the med school to announce that you are gonna fail a class because that would be suicidal. What I meant was to inquire tactfully and "innocently" :) the school about its general policy and find out its attitude toward NON credit class. If it turns out it's not big deal to them, then it's GREAT. But if it is, then you will have time to rectify it early before it's too late. Personally, I dont think withdrawing from NON credit class is a big deal..but you never know; this is med school we are talking about, dont leave it to chance. I dont mean to scare the lovely Dra. Foxy, but I sincerely hope that you dont put yourself in a bad position.
     
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    You failed PE...haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
    Geek!!!!!
    I'm just kidding around. If they pull your acceptance because of that then we need an admissions process overhaul (duh.. just call me captain obvious). You'll be fine. But If I found out my doctor failed aerobics I would leave the office immediately...right after he or she wrote my perscription. haha

    Don't sweat it, at least you didn't get an E.
     
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    Yeah Foxy, I wouldnt worry about it. Look, if an unsatisfactory grade was a problem and the med school gave you a hard time, I'm sure that you can explain to them what happened. Its totally legitimate...I wouldnt worry about it...and it is PE.
     
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    Don't sweat it, Foxy. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    I keep having this re-occuring nightmare that there is a class I was signed up for and I forgot about it. Anyway the dream always goes that I remember halfway through the semester after the drop date and I've missed every exam. I then start worrying about getting my med school acceptance rescinded. Then I wake up and remember that I'm not even in school right now, I graduated 2 years ago!
     
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    Foxy,
    I noticed that you are at Brandeis. I wonder if the school will take this "cuteness" to the next level- you could be a graduate of the prestigious Brandi U.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by dlbruch:
    <strong>Foxy,
    I noticed that you are at Brandeis. I wonder if the school will take this "cuteness" to the next level- you could be a graduate of the prestigious Brandi U.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">huh? :confused:

    Anyway, I met with dean today and it looks like I'm just gonna have to get that unsatisfactory in aerobics. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> If I want it withdrawn I have to petition the board and the instructor would have to be there to vote---and she's not on my side since she could get in trouble for making false promises....so Foxy Fails aerobics :( My dean said med schools shouldn't care, since it's for zero credit and it will show up as "aerobics medley" on my transcript. Oh well. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    That is so bizarre!!!! I have the except same dream everyonce in a while and I ALSO graduated 2 years ago (Thank god!)

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by orthoman5000:
    <strong>I keep having this re-occuring nightmare that there is a class I was signed up for and I forgot about it. Anyway the dream always goes that I remember halfway through the semester after the drop date and I've missed every exam. I then start worrying about getting my med school acceptance rescinded. Then I wake up and remember that I'm not even in school right now, I graduated 2 years ago!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Orthoman5000:
    I keep having this re-occuring nightmare that there is a class I was signed up for and I forgot about it. Anyway the dream always goes that I remember halfway through the semester after the drop date and I've missed every exam. I then start worrying about getting my med school acceptance rescinded. Then I wake up and remember that I'm not even in school right now, I graduated 2 years ago! </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I have had that dream so many times it isn't even funny. Usually half the dream is coming to the realization that I had this forgotten class and that it is too late to drop; and the other half consists of me trying to find where the class is held, so I can beg the teacher to let me make up the missed tests. The wierdest part is that the school I'm running around is a strange amalgam of every school I've ever attended, and it is impossible figure out.
     
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    Back to the original topic: Does anybody on these here forums know someone who had an acceptance rescinded?
     
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    what about grad school? since youve already completed your undergrad does it matter if you dont finish grad school, or if you do bad in it?
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by grkbuckeye:
    <strong>what about grad school? since youve already completed your undergrad does it matter if you dont finish grad school, or if you do bad in it?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think this depends on where you are applying to medical school. Where I'll be going (UAMS), it is there policy that you have to complete any degree program that you start
     
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    I had a realllly bad case of senioritis, and ended up getting a D in P Chem II. I honestly never even tried to figure it out cuz it was so hard, so I just did what I needed to pass, graduate, and get my diploma. Do you think my medical school will frown upon seeing this atrocious grade and rescind my offer?! What should I do at this point to avoid having that happen???
     
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    lolzz, it's alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN
     
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    HOLY crap I have the same thing....
     
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    Wow, why the revival of a six-year-old thread?
     
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    bc he had a similar question and didnt want to make a new one?!?!!
     
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    quick question that doesn't warrant a new thread. I am in a similar situation as many who wrote here (years ago). I got a C+ first term of orgo lab, and a B the following (so improvement-I got perfect scores in the course till the final when I only got a 77. Stupid curve). Those were my only graded courses this term, and are only 3 credits each. I am not a full time student... is there any chance of getting my acceptance taken away, you think? I am scared and would be devastated....
     
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    Its quite a common dream actually. (have it all the time myself)
     
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    At most schools, as long as you pass all of your classes and graduate, grades don't really matter. Anything less than a C usually isn't allowed because it would block you from graduating.
     
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    I called the school I was going to (after being accepted) and they said as long as I pass all my classed AND graduate, they don't care. To put your mind at ease, call the school you're going to and ask. Don't identify yourself.

    About the story of a student with a D, some undergrads don't consider a D passing or good enough to move on.
     
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    Lack of maturity = senoritis.
     
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    well, not quite senioritis in my case... I graduated 2 years ago and work full time, plus volunteering, shadowing, etc... but no excuses really count, all the same. Truly hope this doesn't interfere with my matriculating...

    any other thoughts?
     
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    interesting thread
     
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    I have that same exact dream from time to time usually in the middle of a semester or something.

    That's pretty strange lol.
     

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