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Raising GPA from a 2.0 to a 3.7 ?

airywaterairywater 2 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
I have a cumulative gpa of 2.0 (sgpa 3.5) with 29 credits. I haven’t gotten into my major yet which requires 127 more credit hours. If I received a 4.0 gpa every semester starting this fall for the next 3-4 years, what will my cumulative gpa look like? Could it reach a 3.7 cgpa? Are my chances of medical school ruined?
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  • allyphoeallyphoe 2366 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    29*2 + 127x = (29+127)*3.7
    Solve for x.
    You need to have a Plan B if medical school doesn't work out, regardless of how you perform the next few years.
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  • airywaterairywater 2 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I got 4.0. If I’m not mistaken, it’ll take a 4.0 gpa each semester (for 127+ credit hours) to reach a cgpa of 3.7? I have considered other options such as PA’s assistant, registered nurse etc but I would still like to shoot for becoming a doctor although I understand that I’ll have to be nearly perfect in my classes and will probably have to explain why I received those grades during my first few semesters.
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  • sensation723sensation723 558 replies1 threadsRegistered User Member
    Google gpa calculator
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  • voyagermomvoyagermom 60 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Will your school let you retake a class and have the new grade replace the old grade? If so, maybe look at a class you had a low grade in and think about if it's a class that would go significantly better for you the second time (like a C- or D that you feel confident you could actually get an A or A- in). Sometimes a bad grade is due to not understanding the material well, and sometimes it's due to not having bothered to do some of the class work. If it's not an ability thing, but an effort thing, which you seem to be willing to put in, it might be worth considering. Perhaps retake something next summer as an online class if you don't live close to your school. Though you'd of course need to pay for the class so there's definitely a cost involved with this. Also not all schools replace the old grade with the new grade so you'd definitely want to check out the policy for your school.

    Keep in mind that getting a 4.0 each semester is going to be very very hard and not necessarily realistic. Definitely have a plan B.
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  • allyphoeallyphoe 2366 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I got 4.0

    You might want to double-check.
    Will your school let you retake a class and have the new grade replace the old grade?

    Med school doesn't take grade replacement into account. A C retaken for an A counts the same as 2 Bs (the average of the grades), not the same as 1 A.
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  • AndorvwAndorvw 343 replies9 threadsRegistered User Member
    If your sGPA is indeed 3.5, what non-science courses drag your cGPA down to 2.0? If you're good at science, try to P/F non-science courses if your major/school allow.
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  • airywaterairywater 2 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    When I was first starting out, I was overconfident and thought I could handle taking 6 classes a semester and I failed to withdraw from them. The classes I made the low grades in were theatre, art etc.
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  • artloversplusartloversplus 8555 replies248 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    While it is not absolutly necessary to have 3.7 in order to get into an allopathic school, it is good to have. Your Mcat, LOR and ECs are also important factors, plus your interview techniques.
    IF (and it is a BIG IF) you can get close to 4.0 from now on and have other stars also lined up, Med school is very possible. But how can you raise that GPA to a flawless state is your call, we really cannot help you.
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  • mjscalmjscal 189 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I think that if you can’t do simple math you might want to reconsider your career goals
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16501 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    You need 4.0 for 165 more credit hours.
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