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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jkjkjk, May 14, 2008.

  1. jkjkjk

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    Ok say i get college credit with:

    AP English
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Biology
    AP Chemistry
    AP Physics B&C

    Other than organic chemistry, all of my pre requisites will be filled through high school classes where my grades will not be reported. What will colleges factor into my GPA besides Organic Chemistry assuming i go for a non science major.
     
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  3. armybound

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    I believe most school's won't accept AP credit for your pre-reqs. You may have to take those classes anyway.
     
  4. Jolie South

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    I think English is the only one that you can get away with. All my English credit was AP.

    At some of the more "prestigious" schools, AP English isn't even accepted. It wasn't a problem in my case though with the schools that I applied to.
     
  5. jkjkjk

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    Ok so most med schools will make me take the pre requisites in college besides maybe english.
     
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    But won't AMCAS count AP credit towards your BCPM even if you've also taken the equivalent in college? So basically you could have all your BCPM filled through AP credit minus organic, and only your organic grades count towards your BCPM.
     
  7. Jolie South

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    if your college gives you a grade for your credit, that's not true.
     
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    . . . Or meet the requirements by taking upper level courses in those subjects. If you take the classes instead of taking AP credit, that AP experience will help you be well prepared & hopefully enable you to make easy "A's". The college classes will be more than just refresher courses. They generally cover more than the AP courses do. Taking them in college will also help you be more prepared for the MCAT, since the material will be fresher.
     

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