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Chances of becoming a dentist

Asked 1 week ago by Guest (120 points)

I will try to keep this as short as possible.
I began living on my own at 15 and I dropped out of high school about 3 times and the last time I dropped out was because I became pregnant. I had my son at 18 years old, at that moment I had realized I wanted to make my dreams of becoming a dentist into reality. I became a house wife, a mom, a full-time employee and a full-time student within a couple of months after having my son. I graduated with my high school diploma and half of my associates of arts at 20. I had never taken any sorts of science classes before hand and I took a chemistry class at the community college where I received my associates.  I sadly ended that semester with a C in my overall chemistry course that semester.  I had several personal family issues and now I am currently  a single mother of a three year old, and this was my first semester at a University. I am still a full-time employee (It is a must because I have health insurance for my son and I) and my adviser helped me enroll for my classes before the semester started. Let me just say that I have gone crazy this semester and I dropped my biology class and I am currently retaking chemistry, although I feel like I should have dropped chemistry as well. I was enrolled in a 16 credit hour semester ( I am a double major: Spanish and Chemistry). I am failing chemistry.. I am freaking out. I ran into a semester without considering my sons schedule and I have been driving back and forth all semester, to work, to drop off my son at school, to my school, back to work etc.. I know that I can do better than this. I have always been very responsible but I honestly was not prepared for this semester because I had no idea what to expect from this new University. I was accepted into the University with scholarships as a pre-dental undergrad...
I just want to know if it is possible to become a dentist after getting a C in chemistry twice! I have taken all of my required classes for my undergrad and all I have left is my Spanish courses along with my sciences courses. I want to keep fighting for this career and I have enrolled myself in a semester that I know works best for me and my son along with our schedule. What I am afraid of is the hard judgement upon enrollment to dental school. these are the only C's I have in my transcript I only make A's and B's, I just had some rough life situations that I have tried pushing through along with my education because I am not willing to drop my education.  I am not afraid of critical feedback I need to know what will it take to reach this long-term goal I signed up for the day I went back to school.

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