What if I get C's?

Good day,

I am an international student aspiring to be a Biomedical engineer. I am currently in the second year of college and just received my grade report for this semester:

Calculus III: A
Research Biology: A
Organic chemistry: A
Physics: C

This grade for physics has brought my GPA for this semester to 3.47 and my cumulative GPA down to 3.67.

Is it still possible for me to redeem my self in later semesters and get into a good graduate school and internship programs or am I not good enough to be an engineer?

posted by Joan, Georgia on December 19, 2013

Answer by Jennifer Polivka

Hi,

Sounds like you faced a difficult class in Physics, and that's okay!  We all face difficulties, whether that be an especially hard class or something out in the workplace.  It's something we all deal with and work through.

That one grade will not define you. Your GPA (both semester and overall) are still really good.  And internships and graduate schools look at more than just GPA anyways so one low grade in a class is definitely not going to keep you from getting into internship programs or graduate school.  I assure you that you are absolutely good enough to be an engineer -- don't let this one bump in the road keep you from you aspirations.  Just keep focusing on your goal and you will do great!

Best of luck,
Jennifer