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This upcoming fall I am registered to take 16 credit hours with a total of 6 classes. Three of which I am worried about and need some advice on how to at least juggle them or whether or not I should drop one of the courses? The three I’m mainly concerned about is Organic Chem 1 with the lab, Statistics and Principle of biology. The other two courses I have are just an intro to dentistry and then medical terminology. I’m worried I may have packed my schedule but at the same time I’m behind on my requirements. I will be going into my junior year this upcoming fall. Any advice on what I should do? Thanks
 
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This upcoming fall I am registered to take 16 credit hours with a total of 6 classes. Three of which I am worried about and need some advice on how to at least juggle them or whether or not I should drop one of the courses? The three I’m mainly concerned about is Organic Chem 1 with the lab, Statistics and Principle of biology. The other two courses I have are just an intro to dentistry and then medical terminology. I’m worried I may have packed my schedule but at the same time I’m behind on my requirements. I will be going into my junior year this upcoming fall. Any advice on what I should do? Thanks
You say 6 classes but have only listed 5...

Personally, I'd try and see if I had friends that had taken those classes at your school (or even ask seniors in the predent or premed society) and see how it was for them, and also look at my past academic history... If after doing those you think you can pull all As, then I'd keep them. If you think you might not be able to, I'd probably drop either 1 hard class or 2 of the easy ones (if you do have 6).

It's hard to say what to do because us strangers on the internet can't give you advice on the difficulty of courses at your specific school...BUT ochem is one of the biggest weeder classes of all time so do keep in mind that it will probably require more effort than any of your other classes, especially if your professor isn't the greatest (it happens).

Only you can decide what to do but if you are able to do well in all 5/6 classes, it'd be a good learning experience for what's to come in dental school when you have 7-10 classes first semester, gradually increasing :p

Good luck!
 
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