I been thinking about this for the past couple weeks and I cant seem to find an answer About retaking pre-reqs . You see I had taken Engineering level physics I and II (calculus base) around 2001-2002 (when I did my undergrad) and I wont be applying until next year (2009 cycle), I am guessing since Ill be applying to 15-18 schools that most of them will have the 5 year pre-req rule in place, in which I am totally cool with. However, right now I will be planning on Taking physics I and II again, BUT this time around, I might take the non-calculus base physics, would this be considered a retake? 2nd question I have is about the application & interview process . I understand that 90% of the interviews take place between September till December period but what if your taking a heavy load of classes during this period . You might end up skipping a lot of class time to be going to interview . I figured someone applies to 15-18 schools, they should have at least 7-8 interviews MINIMUM . How do you folks deal with this issue ?