I am a Pennsylvania community college student who is looking to transfer to UMCP and becoming a Terrapin for the Fall 2015 semester. Last semester, I had an astounding 3.94 GPA (4.0 GPA in courses that will transfer). As many of you know, the winter of 2014 has been a crazy and wild one. As a result, combined with many other factors, my GPA has dropped. So far, I only know two of my grades: I have an A in Biology II, but a C in Gen Chem II (I'll know the other three grades by Friday). I'm thoroughly disappointed as I expected to do very well this semester. I know that this C puts me at a huge disadvantage when applying for UMCP Biochemistry since it is an LEP. This will also come back to bite me when I apply for medical school. How big will my uphill battle for UMCP Biochemistry be?
P.S. There may be hope, however. I have several extracurriculars, nice accolades, and a GPA that will still be above 3.5