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I've applied to 9 DO schools, and the only one that requires genetics is KCUMB. I'm a legacy at this school, so I have a decent shot at being accepted.

However, I don't plan on taking Genetics unless I decide to attend KCUMB.
So, if i do decide to attend, will they "conditionally" accept me until I finish genetics this upcoming spring semester... or is the spring to late?
 

Semicolon

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I've applied to 9 DO schools, and the only one that requires genetics is KCUMB. I'm a legacy at this school, so I have a decent shot at being accepted.

However, I don't plan on taking Genetics unless I decide to attend KCUMB.
So, if i do decide to attend, will they "conditionally" accept me until I finish genetics this upcoming spring semester... or is the spring to late?
Usually pre-reqs have to be completed prior to matriculation, not prior to application. You should contact KCUMB and make sure, though.
 
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I have the same problem, I'm going to apply to KCUMB, KCUMB requires genetics and biochemistry as a pre-requisite but I'm taking Genetics next summer while I'm applying and hopefully going to get a course substitution for Biochem because the molecular biology class im taking right now includes biochemistry; I know this is allowed but does anyone know if this will hurt my chances of getting an interview?
 

RitaHayworth

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I've already had one of my professors send the curriculum for a cell biology class I took to KCUMB as a substitute for biochemistry. They denied it. They require that the curriculum include lipid digestion. I've applied to KCUMB, and if I get accepted I will take biochemistry in the spring at another university I got my undergraduate at. Hopefully, they will let me just take the one class.
 
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Did you still have to list on your application when you were planning to take Biochem even though you sent a request for a course sub.?