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How bad is a D?

totaldjtotaldj Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
edited December 2009 in UC Transfers
So due to some family problems, I messed up in this semester. I got 3 As 1 B and 1 D (in chemistry). I know it's fine if you have a one or two Ws but how will this affect me. My Gpa was 3.5 but adding a D would make it 3.3.

I was planning to apply next year in UCSD (with TAG) as an Eletrical Engineering major. If I retake the course and get a decent grade, will it make up for my D or not. I'm never been so worried in my life!

So how will it affect me?
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Replies to: How bad is a D?

  • LogicWarriorLogicWarrior - Posts: 3,670 Senior Member
    worse than a C but not as bad as an F
  • CalBearGuyCalBearGuy Registered User Posts: 1,199 Senior Member
    If chem is a major pre-req it could really affect ur chances, but if you have a 3.5, just sign a TAG with SD and ur all good, UCB and UCLA wont be too likely tho
  • absurdmikeabsurdmike Registered User Posts: 269 Junior Member
    you will have to check with your school policy on retaking classes. But i know that at my school (Cuesta), you can retake a D or an F. So in actuality a C is the worst grade you can get (if you make up your D's ad F's)

    I'm sure if you retake the class, get an 'A' and explain in your application that you had family problems when you got the d, you will be absolutely fine.

    Oh, and that tag should work still as well for UCSD (but make sure that the tag applies to your major for UCSD as it doesn't apply to all majors). If it does, don't sweat it =)
  • CalBearGuyCalBearGuy Registered User Posts: 1,199 Senior Member
    idk, the family problems seems kinda shady, i would think that the admissions board would think, "if he had family problems, how come they only affected ONE class" cuz all ur other classes are fine...seems pretty shady loll
  • totaldjtotaldj Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member

    3 of my classes were general classes, most of them took place once a week. So it was easy for me to attend them. However, Chemistry had several lectures and Labs. I missed 2 weeks and I ended up getting a D.
  • RwaskoRwasko Registered User Posts: 380 Member
    beg the teacher for a c.
  • RwaskoRwasko Registered User Posts: 380 Member
    bribe the teacher for a c.
  • RwaskoRwasko Registered User Posts: 380 Member
    offer sexual favors to your teacher for a c.
  • jnewazjnewaz Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    rwasko your hilarious.
  • lakerforever24lakerforever24 - Posts: 887 Member
    Just offer a B and a J in exchange for a C
  • ixrixr Registered User Posts: 175 Junior Member
    i think they're actually serious.
  • hidingouthidingout Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    Retake the class this summer and replace your grade. I think most schools offer some kind of grade replacement for D's and F's. If you cannot do that and do not need the class, take your lumps and explain the aberration in the application in the "Is there anything else you want us to know section." Stuff happens, people miss class, you are not the only one.
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