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Hey everyone,

 

I'm currently preparing for the upcoming application cycle, and have been anxious about my chances due to a couple of lower grades on my transcript. While I have all As in my biology courses, I got a C and C- in Organic Chem 1 and 2 respectively. I didn't retake them because I got an A in Biochem, and I know many programs will take Biochem OR Orgo. But now I'm starting to worry that these grades will stand out and that I may be "weeded out" of the application pool. I plan on applying broadly, but would like any input anyone may have.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

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I had a C in a class and nearly straight A's everywhere else.  Didn't seem to be a problem at all.

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If you're planning on applying this year, it's too late to fix.  If you're planning on what to fix if you don't get in this year, in preparation for NEXT year's CASPA, then yeah, you might consider retaking them.

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Not everyone masters every subject, and not everyone gets straight A's. If you have good grades, one or two C's shouldn't be a killer. Apply, and good luck.

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The C in Organic Chem I is not a problem as long as your overall application is strong, but the C- could result in automatic rejection depending on if it is a pre-requisite for a school. As long as you apply to schools where Organic Chemistry II is not a requirement and apply broadly, you should be fine.

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