Can I apply if I dont meet all the requirements?

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  1. MMF84

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    I had a pretty simple question. I already have my degree and I’m currently finishing up my last semester of OChem, Biology, and Biochemistry. However, when I was looking at schools to apply to I noticed that I’m off by 2 credits in the Biology section. I have the 1 year and 2 hours of labs but some schools as for 14 semester hours. Could I apply for these medical schools and then if accepted finish the last class or does this put me at a huge disadvantage? I just don’t want to waste the money applying if I won’t really be considered.
     
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    Yes, you can apply and be accepted contingent upon finishing any outstanding coursework prior to matriculation.
     
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    You could apply, but you likely won't be accepted or allowed to matriculate until you meet the requirements.

    They're called requirements for a reason.
     
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    I definitely understood the point of requirements, I was curious to know if having a class “in progress “ would be a disadvantage hence why I said “if accepted finish the last class.” But thank you for the input
     
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    Thank you for answering that! I just wasn’t sure if it puts me at the bottom of the stack if I’m still taking those last 2 units. Appreciate the help
     
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    Honestly, I’m not sure if it changes your overall competitiveness. Plenty of college seniors in progress are accepted. I was accepted contingent on finishing one remaining prerequisite.
     
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    I think you should be ok. the understanding is that by the time you start medical school you should have all that finished. Two credits seems minimal. wouldn't delay a year just for that.
     
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    It is expected that you will have met all requirements by the start of orientation, not at the time of application.
     
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    You can apply as long as you finish before matriculation. I will be missing both OChem labs when I apply... How are you taking Ochem, Biology and Biochemistry together? Biochem didn't have any pre reqs?
     
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    You might have some problems if you continue without completing all requirements...
     
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    When you are accepted you sign an agreement stating you will have completed all prerequisites satisfactorily prior to matriculation.

    One school I know considers it academic dishonesty if you do not. Scary stuff
     
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    I’m in the second semester of each of those courses so our Biochemistry has a prerequisite of 1st semester Biology and 1st semester OChem. I finished those last semester so once I conclude in May I will have completed all the prerequisite sequences besides a 2 credit Biology class.
     
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    Good to know!!! Thank you very much!
     
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    Great! I had read that somewhere I jut wasn’t sure if there was a bias towards those who have everything finished.
     
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    No bias.
     

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