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Will it Impact My Chances?

Awesome237

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I am a freshman and I am at risk of getting a C in a summer 1 course that I am taking. I have been getting A's and B's in previous classes, so will having one C on my record impact my chances of getting into medical school even if I continue to get straight A's and B's afterwards? Or is the cumulative GPA that actually matters, rather than one single bad grade in a Gen-Ed course?
 

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Getting into medical school is a marathon, not a sprint. There will inevitably be small bumps along the road. One C is not the end of your career. However, if you do get a C, I would evaluate your study habits and try to determine whether there is anything you can do to improve.
 
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I am a freshman and I am at risk of getting a C in a summer 1 course that I am taking. I have been getting A's and B's in previous classes, so will having one C on my record impact my chances of getting into medical school even if I continue to get straight A's and B's afterwards? Or is the cumulative GPA that actually matters, rather than one single bad grade in a Gen-Ed course?

It is your entire story that matters (grades/transcripts, MCAT, work and activities, personal statement, secondary essays).

Furthermore, as you said, you are at risk of getting a C. It's not set in stone yet, so buckle down and study on that summer course and try to raise it up.
 
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I am a freshman and I am at risk of getting a C in a summer 1 course that I am taking. I have been getting A's and B's in previous classes, so will having one C on my record impact my chances of getting into medical school even if I continue to get straight A's and B's afterwards? Or is the cumulative GPA that actually matters, rather than one single bad grade in a Gen-Ed course?
You could fail that course and still get into medical school.

You don't need a 4.0 GPA
 
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