Well, folks, I've received a couple replies regarding this subject. Not all med schools I emailed participated in my little survey, but I did hear back from two of schools I was actually interested in applying to in the future. The questions posed were "does your admissions committee consider grades earned from 2-year colleges when evaluating one's composite GPA? Does the committee have a preference for whether I take my required science courses at a 2-year or 4-year institution?" Harvard replied with a short note that said: "Your requirements must be taken at an accredited institution for a letter grade. We look at all grades earned in your post-secondary career." Albert Einstein College of Medicine replied with: "Dear [Mr. Furious]: Better to take your pre-med courses at a four year college. Good luck to you. We'll look forward to your application in a few years." I have not heard from the other four schools and now that I've posted this here some of them might not reply at all. Which is alright by me, I think these two replies examplify what I feel I'd receive from them. The impression I got from this is that they don't care if you go to community college first and then transfer to a 4-year college, but they do have a preference that pre-med courses be taken in the latter. Of course I recommend you contact the specific schools you are interested in regarding this subject before applying. In some cases this doesn't work through e-mail. Mr.