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    I have 2 C's for Chem I and II could I get in? Thanks. My GPA is around 2.7 curently with 1 year to go.

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    Nothing's impossible...


    To help you out more though, definitely try to pull up your GPA and don't be surprised if they ask you to send in MCAT scores. They're likely to ask that when you have a cumulative below 3.0. You'll be fine though.


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    I believe it would be more of a concern if your other marks don't demonstrate improvement in your ability to do well in chemisitry. if you can't demonstrate that you have improved your grades in chemistry you are sitting on the fence in regards to getting in. I found that schools tend to look at your application and evaluate whether you will do well on the USMLE.

    Quote Originally Posted by mellsworth21 View Post
    I have 2 C's for Chem I and II could I get in? Thanks. My GPA is around 2.7 curently with 1 year to go.

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    A certain part of the question is where did you get the Cs from. I just finished a year of organic chem at the Harvard extension school. Taught in Harvard, by a Harvard prof and we had the same homework, labs and tests that the Harvard undergrads did. Very challenging class. The class average was a C+/B-. Some tests had a middle C average.

    Had I taken it at a community college I am fairly certain I could have gotten an A. Not to knock those who to their pre-reqs at community college, but I am curious how to adcom looks at the school in which you took your pre-reqs.

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    A C is a C - doesn't really matter what school you get it at.

    Meaning -
    Jack graduates from his local college with a 4.0 in Biology
    Bill graduates from Harvard with a 3.0 in Biology

    Which is "better"? Contrary to what people tend to think - the 4.0 from the local college means more than a 3.0 from harvard.

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    Agree

    I took my chem 1, phy 1 & 2 at a community college. No body ever told me from a med admissions office that it matters where you take it. I felt students actually didnt make a good grade at my university vs the Community college because the damn uni profs are not too interested in teaching their course. Just my experienence
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    sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by rockycreator View Post
    I took my chem 1, phy 1 & 2 at a community college. No body ever told me from a med admissions office that it matters where you take it. I felt students actually didnt make a good grade at my university vs the Community college because the darn uni profs are not too interested in teaching their course. Just my experienence
    Some schools do look at where you take a class. The thinking is that if you take a class at the University level, it will be more difficult than at the commutnity college level. They look at the number level. For instance, a 400 level vs a 100 level is supposed to be harder. But personally I think it is a bunch of hog wash.

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    I think they do consider to a certain degree where your grades came from. During my interview they had mentioned that I went to a school that was condsidered difficult; however, I don't know how much of an influence it actually makes when they assess your application; I won't expect the influence to be very much, if at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by bstone View Post
    A certain part of the question is where did you get the Cs from. I just finished a year of organic chem at the Harvard extension school. Taught in Harvard, by a Harvard prof and we had the same homework, labs and tests that the Harvard undergrads did. Very challenging class. The class average was a C+/B-. Some tests had a middle C average.

    Had I taken it at a community college I am fairly certain I could have gotten an A. Not to knock those who to their pre-reqs at community college, but I am curious how to adcom looks at the school in which you took your pre-reqs.

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    they definitely consider where you take your classes. when i was applying in the US, i needed to bring my gpa up. i was contemplating either a post-bac program, a masters program or taking classes at a community college. the admissions people @ many universities told me not to waste my money at a community college, b/c they don't consider grades from them at all (even Saba said the same) and that they would only take a masters degree from a top university seriously. they further went on to say if i took a post-bac, it would depend largely on what program i chose - BU/GeorgetownSMP/Hunter College, etc... were given a lot of preference. in the end, i didn't want to shell out 30K on a post-bac w/out a guarantee and took the Carib route.
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