i transferred 60 credits from a community college to the university of pittsburgh. my gpa from community was a 4.0 but of course, that doesnt transfer. i have been taking all the tough courses that i would need to get into medical school and my schedule does not have any fluff filler easy A classes. my gpa dropped to a 1.97. that is based off of 27 credit hours. sadly, i have been put on academic probation because of this. i am taking organic chem 1 and 2 this summer and i am wondering what is the minimum grade i need to get to break a 2.9. each class is 3 credit hours. thanks

I don’t know, Sir or Ma’am, but you’ve got a lot of other things to worry about before cracking down on that simple math problem (that can actually be done for you with a simple Google search for a GPA calculator like this one).

Firstly, I don’t know where you went to high school or community college, but I’d bet you dollars to donuts that they require at least some capital letters at Pitt.  I know that this site isn’t a college course or anything, but good God, man – have a little pride in what you put out into the world.  You want to be a doctor, for heaven’s sake!  If you write at school anything like you’ve written here, the difficulty of your classes is likely not the main reason for your plummeting GPA.

Even if I overlook the fact that your question looks like it was written in the comment section of a teen chat message board, isn’t it easier just to do the math or Google a GPA calculator, than to write a lengthy submission to a website like this, then sit and wait (and hope) for a response?  Let me answer that for you – yes.  Yes it is.  And I know this because it took me all of 2 seconds to Google it and paste it up there for you.

Look – it sounds like you might be trying very hard to be sure to take classes that are difficult enough to get you into med school.  And maybe your GPA is something that you can turn around in time to graduate & get accepted into med school.  I applaud that. I really do.  But when trying to get into medical school, the devil is in the details.  The same goes for getting through med school, and most definitely in being a doctor.  Have some pride in what you put out to the world.  Even if it is just to a little old website like this one.

What do you all think?  Anyone want to crank the numbers for this student?  Or am I being too rough on him/her?  Let us all know!

 

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