Originally Posted by TriagePreMed
Everything at the undergraduate level.
You take them after only to save yourself the time of applying later. Once your Fall grades come out, you can send them as an update to each school. In addition, you're showing to the school that you're committing to coursework beyond the basics and that you're taking this seriously. The more you can do to prove commitment, the more positively it reflects on you. The other alternative is to apply after the second year, but you do lose that gap year.
Got it. That makes sense and is very helpful. Cheers.