Will one bad grade effect my chances of med school?
March 13, 2008 9:31 AM Subscribe
Considering if my extenuating circumstance to drop a letter grade off my transcript doesn't go through, will an F in Statistics completely ruin my chance for Medical School?
posted by Schuby to education (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I received an F in College for the first time ever for one class (Statistics). However this was at the same time my Mom fell ill and passed away. I originally submitted an extenuating circumstance to my college to remove this letter grade (with proof, the death certificate) and explained I couldn't attend class because I was taking care of my Mom and it was already passed the drop deadline.
However it was originally denied with reasoning that I was able to complete (night) classes fine. I appealed this and offered an explanation that I took care of my Mother during the day and went to class at night when my Sister or Father could take over.
Now they are looking into the case again and will hopefully drop the class off my transcript.
So my question is, for whatever reason, if they deny it yet again will I be screwed and not be able to get into Medical School? (Keep in mind I'm still in college with maybe two years left).