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I stupidly waited a little too long to sign up for classes this fall and wasn't able to get into physics I. I was hoping I'd still be able to take physics I next spring and physics II in the summer of 2013 while studying for the MCAT and take it in august/september. Would that give me enough time to get my app's in and possibly grab some interviews for that cycle or should I not try to cram studying/physics into the same summer and wait until the next cycle to apply? Ill be a junior so not applying next summer would give me a gap year which I am really trying to avoid. I have looked around the forums but I'm still a little unclear as to when most schools fill up their seats for the fall. Any advice is appreciated!
 

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According to what I've seen on these boards, people are still applying at this very moment and hoping for interviews, so I think you should be fine. I have to ask. why can't you take physics in winter though?
 

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As in take physics II next winter and then apply? I suppose I could if what you're saying is true regarding people applying in april of the same year before they hope to matriculate in the fall. If you meant that I could take the MCAT's with only one semester of physics under my belt then I may have to look into the content of the MCAT more carefully but it seems there are a fair amount of topics from second semester physics involved. Maybe I'm wrong?
 
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As in take physics II next winter and then apply? I suppose I could if what you're saying is true regarding people applying in april of the same year before they hope to matriculate in the fall. If you meant that I could take the MCAT's with only one semester of physics under my belt then I may have to look into the content of the MCAT more carefully but it seems there are a fair amount of topics from second semester physics involved. Maybe I'm wrong?

You don't need a high MCAT to get into pod school, one semester of physics is fine to take the MCAT as long as you study from kaplan, examkrackers, etc...
 

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You don't need a high MCAT to get into pod school, one semester of physics is fine to take the MCAT as long as you study from kaplan, examkrackers, etc...


^you could only get away with this if you're savvy in the sciences overall. If you're someone who needs to put in that extra effort for science courses, then you should take both semesters.
 

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As in take physics II next winter and then apply? I suppose I could if what you're saying is true regarding people applying in april of the same year before they hope to matriculate in the fall. If you meant that I could take the MCAT's with only one semester of physics under my belt then I may have to look into the content of the MCAT more carefully but it seems there are a fair amount of topics from second semester physics involved. Maybe I'm wrong?

i meant take physics I in the winter
 

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Its full for this fall but theres always a chance a spot will open up before the semester starts I suppose. And I consider myself pretty good at science courses in general but I havent taken a physics class in a few years and it could be a problem. Not saying I could't get an acceptable MCAT score with only one semester but it seems like a safe bet to take both just in case. Thanks for the responses though, this forum never disappoints.
 
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