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Dec 13, 2012
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what option would be better for me:
I have 3.4 sgpa


Taking classes at my uni:
Ochem B
Hp(bio class hoping it counts)
Pre cal
And at
Ucla extension: Physio (3.5 unites)

Or:
Take all classes at my uni:
Ochem B
Physio(hard teacher)
Math (pre cal)

The thing is that I can get more units and more done with the first plan(Ucla ext)
But I'm having doubts how it would look to med school doing that

Let me know what you think
I need my gpa to go up
Assuming I get all A s in those classes
 
May 10, 2013
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Why can't you take as many credits at your school? Is cost a factor?

Only taking three classes (your second option) seems a little too light to me.

I don't know anything about the UCLA extension... would it be an online class? I believe most medical schools prefer that you take classes either at your university, or at another 4 year institution.
 
Jun 26, 2011
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Los Angeles, CA
Status
Pre-Medical
what option would be better for me:

Taking classes at my uni:
Ochem B
Hp(bio class hoping it counts)
Pre cal
And at
Ucla extension: Physio (3.5 unites)

Or:
Take all classes at my uni:
Ochem B
Physio(hard teacher)
Math (pre cal)

The thing is that I can get more units and more done with the first plan(Ucla ext)
But I'm having doubts how it would look to med school doing that

Let me know what you think
I'm not very clear about which two schools you are comparing: UCLA vs. UCLA Extension? I'm taking classes at UCLA Extension currently so taking 3 classes per quarter should be fine, assuming you are volunteering/part-time working/etc. Daytime UCLA classes are a bit more rigorous from what I can tell, so if your option B is to take all of your classes at daytime UCLA vs. night Extension, then go with daytime UCLA. Otherwise, focus on where you can get the best grades possible. I don't think UCLA Extension classes are easy or looked down upon by adcom.