Dude calm down. You are fine. Take electives. Yes, I took bio/chem/physics/orgo, but I also took 10+ BIO ELECTIVES which factor into your bcp gpa. Your "days" aren't over by far. You barely have any units under your belt. Ace your next pre-reqs and ace the bio electives and bam you have a ~3.5 bcp gpa.Thats true however, I feel like theres only so much my BCP gpa will go up since it only consists of Bio/Chem/Physics and Iv already taken Bio and Gen Chem and did poorly. Now all i have left is Orgo and Physics. ahhh
not many options really... you either do formal or informal post-bac. Personally, I would take informal anytime over formal because I can tailor the classes I need whenever I choose to.im in probably the worst shape of anyone-
i have a way low gpa but on the practice dat i did ok like 19/20
my chances of getting in are very low considering the fact im not even close to being done with school-
anyone know of what my options would be for post-bac work, i really dont want to go for a masters in something useless
I applied to Michigan State back in late 2006 as a 2nd degree bachelors in chemistry. My goal was NOT to get a 2nd bachelors degree, they wanted a major from me so I picked chemistry. After I got accepted, I started taking parttime courses that were pre-dent requirements..... As matter of fact, I never got my 2nd bachelors, I just took whatever courses I needed, and when I was done, I left MSU.where did you do your post-bac at-explain bc im totally clueless bc my advisor is a joke
sounds like your not ready for the rigorous curriculum of dental schools. Do you see your self taking 20-25 credits per term?well im scheduled to graduate next december..should i not apply to dental schools but to grad schools? or work somewhere for a bit..at this point i really dont want to be in school anymore-its really starting to wear on me
mind you i traveled a lot when i was younger so im itching to get out and see the world
well, lets be realistic here, most dental schools in the nation get between 2000 and 4000 applications each year for approx 100 seats.... You best believe they are only going to interview the hardest-working / smartest individuals based on their on-paper credentials. If you are a 2.0 student, it doesn't matter how well you can "hold you own" against the 4.0 folks, on paper, you don't come close.im taking 19 now
the thing is-i dont challenge myself-i really dont like the classes i have to take to graduate, i just dont find them interesting which shows in my school work
but i actually enjoy studying about things i like such as biochem and virology-its all a sham/catch 22 when it comes to school i guess..so yes i see myself taking 20-25 credits in something i actually want to study
im just really worried bc my gpa is crazy bad but i had alot of personal issues the last 3 years and unfortunately its an uphill battle to try to actually make a dent *no pun intended*
im not a stupid person, i just dont have the application and drive like most americans-i didnt go to school in the states but for only 3 years before college so my mentality is a bit different-i know this all sounds like excuse after excuse but its who i am but regardless i can hold my own with students with 4.0s even though im a 2.0 student
Well, if your GPA is in the 2.0s, its going to be hard but NOT impossible... Your just gonna have to do some serious GPA-dmg control, which is (a) expensive as heck, (b) time consuming (could take many years), and (c) worth it if you ACTUALLY do itmy dream is to be a dentist but im destroying my chances and i dont know what to do..
They have the right to look at every single grade you entered through AADSAS. I started my initial undergrad degree back in year 2000 and some schools I interviewed at, pulled up some of my bad grades from those early years.Up to which year do dental schools look at your grades? I know that you apply in the SUMMER OF JUNIOR YEAR. Thus do dental schools only look at 3 years worth of grades? I feel like that not enough for me. I want them to look at my senior year grades too when they factor in my admission GPAs.
I started my initial undergrad degree back in year 2000 and some schools I interviewed at, pulled up some of my bad grades from those early years.
They don't look at specific years.... they look at the ENTIRE list of courses you've taken throughout your college history
My detroit mercy interview.... felt like a flogging hahaIn what manner did they bring up some past poor grades? and how did you respond? if you dont mind me asking.