- Dec 15, 2020
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Hello everyone, hope you guys are doing well So, I just rounded out the second half of my sophomore year and am looking back at my GPA. At the moment, my GPA is a 3.805, and will either be a 3.8229 or a 3.8035 depending on what I get in this one liberal arts class. Although I recognize that this GPA isn't super low or anything, the one thing bringing it down are my science prerequisite courses. The courses that I did not get A's in are : gen chem 1 (B+), gen bio 1 (B+), and gen chem 2 (A-), ochem 1 (B+) and this one writing course (B+). Anyway, besides these prereqs and that one writing course, I have gotten A's in my other classes. My question is: how much do adcoms really look at the grades in prerequisite courses? The number one piece of advice I got going in to college is to get good grades in my prereq courses as that is what will matter in the end. Of course, I'm going to try as hard as I can to get A's in ochem 2 and physics next semester (it will be tough), but other than that I really don't know what else to do. Should I be really worried about science pre-reqs or just try to do well overall? Part of my worry is that I am not in a science major, or something where lower grades will be expected, such as biomedical engineering.