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AMCAS Messed Up My AP Course Names?

LilBoat

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Jul 8, 2017
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    My primary has been verified for a few weeks now, but I just noticed that for almost all of my AP Credits, the Course Name was changed to "IB Credit: Physics". I do have IB Credit for physics, but the problem is that AP Biology, History, etc. all have the same Course Name of IB Credit: Physics. This is leading to some problems when completing secondaries, as a lot of them ask for Course Names and some even give you a drop-down menu (like VCU's secondary), and there's just confusion on both ends for Courses. Everything on my transcript should be listed correctly however, it's just the AMCAS primary.

    I'm almost 100% sure I put in the Course Names correctly when submitting, so I believe this is an error during AMCAS processing, since all of these courses were verified with correction. The fact that one of my AP courses does have the right formatting "AP Credit: Math Statistics" further leads me to believe that AMCAS messed up somewhere.

    I looked up the Academic Change Request, and it says that they do not change Course Names, and that the window to request a change is 10 days, which I have missed. However, I truly feel that AMCAS made an error. Anything I can do in this case besides call them about it?
     

    neurophilic

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      @LilBoat Well you did miss the 10 day deadline to request changes so I wouldn't be surprised if they did nothing for you. Also I'm wondering if you auto-filled the course information by accident when entering; this may have resulted in the names being the same.
       

      LilBoat

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      Jul 8, 2017
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        @LilBoat Well you did miss the 10 day deadline to request changes so I wouldn't be surprised if they did nothing for you. Also I'm wondering if you auto-filled the course information by accident when entering; this may have resulted in the names being the same.

        Yeah I definitely should have checked more closely right after getting verified. I was pretty meticulous about filling in the course information, so don't think it would have gotten autofilled. All the course classifications and course numbers are right however. Like AP Biology has Course No. AP BI4 (as shown on transcript) and it's classified as Biology. The only thing is the Course Name, which is wrong. I guess I just have to contact each school and see what I can do.
         
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