Two F's ruined my chances?

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Two F's ruined my chances?

Postby CJ11B » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:24 pm

Hello all, I've been searching around here for awhile and figured it was time to join up. I have a question that I hope somebody can help me with, and I'm sorry I know its been asked many times. Here's my story, I got out of the Army 3 years ago and went straight to my states university. I was majoring in business (aka didn't know what I wanted to do haha) and ended up dropping out that first semester. I hate making excuses but I was having trouble adjusting to civilian life even though I couldn't admit it at the time. Long story short I finally realized what I wanted to do and have set my sights on medical school. I am working on my 3rd semester of community college and have a 4.0 GPA from there so far. My main concern is my grades from that first semester, I have 2 F's (one in art history and one in english comp) and 3 W's. Will this end up ruining my (realistic) chances? I would love any input or to hear of anyone who has been in a similar situation. Thank you for reading!
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Re: Two F's ruined my chances?

Postby CaribMD » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:54 pm

Those two classes are non science and will not really mess it all up. You will need to retake them and show you can get an A in them. While the GPA will still be lower, its only going to be a hickup
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