AP for prereqs?

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  1. Shammy

    Shammy Junior Member

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    ok this is ridiculous....I AP'd out of General Chemistry and was advised to bypass the class and go straight to organic. Now I've seen 2 schools for sure (Vandy and MCW) that do not accept AP credit....is anyone in a similar situation and do you think it will impede the application process? Do you think I should take a higher level Chem class this fall? (I sure as hell don't want to take General Chem.)
     
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  3. moo

    moo 1K Member

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    Yes, but make sure the class has a lab. Heck if you take gen chem again, it might be easy as hell and you can pad that GPA.
     
  4. md2be06

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    Yeah, it happened to me too. I got a 5 on AP CHEM, but I decided to take CHEM 1 and 2 in college anyways. However, I got lazy and decided to just take the AP credit for the CHEM 1 lab. MCW told me to go ahead and apply, but if I'm accepted, then I need to take the lab prior to matriculating.
     
  5. kspillman

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    It is ridiculous! I AP'd out of physics 1 and haven't looked back since. Now I find some colleges won't accept that. Hello, isn't that what the MCAT is for. A standardized test to determine the aptitude of people from different backgrounds! If I did well in the physical science section why should I have to go back now and take a general class. Whatever! I just called all the schools I was interested in and asked them if they would accept it or not. If they said yes they stayed on my list, if not they got the boot. I just graduated and I planned on taking a year off from school, and I am doing just that. If you are really interested in the school who won't accept it, then I would say consider taking the courses. But for me, thanks but no thanks.
    KIM
     
  6. Shammy

    Shammy Junior Member

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    do you know exactly which schools do not accept AP besides MCW and Vandy, some schools want to see advanced coursework in the subject, which is fine with me, but I wonder what other schools blatantly do not accept it. Thanks for any info
     
  7. calaxer19

    calaxer19 Senior Member

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    I was in the similar situation with Chem, Bio, and Calculus but I opted to take the intro classes in the subjects just so I would be safe.
     

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