<p>So I'm a first year Pre-med student at UCSD. Throughout the year, I've been getting mostly As and Bs and have been doing well at school. However, this quarter, my dad once again becamee seriously ill again (he's had a rare pulmonary disease for a few years, but it got really bad to the point where he's had to be hospitilized). During this ordeal, I've pretty much had to go home and help my mom take care of him and just self-teach myself the material that we've been learning in all the classes and commuting about 4 hours whenever we have quizzes/exams.</p>
<p>I've done well in most my classes that I know so far (obviously there was a major grade dip to B- and Cs) considering my situation, however, in Dr. Johnson's Chem 6C class, I got an F and now I'm freaking out about a lot of things. I plan on retaking it to hopefully get an A in the class but I had some questions...</p>
<p>-Assuming I get an A in the retake this summer, how much will this affect my chances of getting into med school?
-Are med schools generally lenient if I were to explain my situation for why I got this grade?
-I know different universities do different things when it comes to GPA... so what does UCSD do? Do they keep the F factored into the GPA? Is the F dropped out completely from consideration? Do they take the average of the two grades? Something else?</p>
<p>I know this was long, but your help would be soooooooo greatly appreciated.</p>