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I was wondering what people thought about taking community college courses? I obtained a majority of my pre-reqs (phys, chem, o. chem) while obtaining my Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Kentucky Extended Campus. Which included some work at a community college as part of the program, which all transferred to UK. I have taken my bio requirements at a local university (200-300 level courses), they let me by-pass all the pre-reqs for these classes. However, I have taken a few biology classes at the local community college, basically just for fun, and to get some of the basic stuff skipped over in the upper level classes. I plan to apply to medical school this summer, while waiting I was planning on taking a course or two every semester just to stay in "school mode". Is there anything wrong with taking community college courses, basically for fun and the sake of learning? I am taking a 500 level biology course next semester, but was also considering taking an online 100 level class at the community college (microboes and society) just for fun.

I guess all this being said, do you think it looks bad to have these community college classes on my records, even though its just for the sake of fun and learning?
 

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Do a search - this has been discussed many times, and people have differing opinions.

I took many community college courses, and I have multiple acceptances. Mayo rejected me, but that could have been for all sorts of things. :D
 

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Like said above, opinions differ. My opinion is that if you can prove yourself by doing well in science at the university as well, and do well on the MCAT, it should be gravy.
 

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I was wondering what people thought about taking community college courses? I obtained a majority of my pre-reqs (phys, chem, o. chem) while obtaining my Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Kentucky Extended Campus. Which included some work at a community college as part of the program, which all transferred to UK. I have taken my bio requirements at a local university (200-300 level courses), they let me by-pass all the pre-reqs for these classes. However, I have taken a few biology classes at the local community college, basically just for fun, and to get some of the basic stuff skipped over in the upper level classes. I plan to apply to medical school this summer, while waiting I was planning on taking a course or two every semester just to stay in "school mode". Is there anything wrong with taking community college courses, basically for fun and the sake of learning? I am taking a 500 level biology course next semester, but was also considering taking an online 100 level class at the community college (microboes and society) just for fun.

I guess all this being said, do you think it looks bad to have these community college classes on my records, even though its just for the sake of fun and learning?
On average you are going to hear that taking pre-reqs at a cc puts you at a disadvantage to those who took them at a university but as I have progressed as a pre-med I hear all the time that it really doesnt matter too much. You have the MCAT which seems to be the equalizer and I hear of people all the time get accepted with cc credits. Also, the adcoms i have emailed said they accept many applicants every year with cc credits. Just continue your success in undergrad and you should be golden:thumbup:
 
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