So I know...another community college thread... But, I just found out that my "state" school requires prereqs within 5 years, and will accept community college credit for this, but will other more rigorous schools look down on someone who had a degree related to physics then took basic physics at a community college level later? I'm more worried about schools that don't have a recency requirement looking at the community college physics and thinking "WTF? are they trying to GPA boost?" My ugrad gpa is a 3.7, so not necessarily in need of a boost. I'm currently taking some Chem and Bio at a University, but the cost is killing me. I was really thinking I could skip all the schools with 5 year requirements, but I don't think I can skip this one... The other issue is that upping my recency means that I could apply to another school that I have connections at, but this particular school lists community college as "not recommended", but I would assume that's because they can be less rigorous, but I've already proven my ability to handle the rigorous courses. *Edit: Along the same lines, would it look bad to take algebra based physics instead of calculus based physics?