- Jul 31, 2018
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I'm a pre-med student who just recently graduated from UC Irvine. I am looking to do a DIY post-bacc in the fall/winter to raise my gpa and was thinking of UCLA extension. However, I have heard that extension courses are known to be "easier" than actual UCLA courses designated for their admitted undergraduates. Would I be better off trying to get into the undergraduate courses by concurrent enrollment (non-UCLA students taking UCLA day time courses)? Or should I just go with the UCLA extension route? My main concern is with how admissions officers will view the rigor/reputation of UCLA extension courses. I know that regardless of which option I aimed for, my transcripts would be processed through UCLA extension anyways since I am not a student there. But would admissions officers be able to tell whether I chose extension or took the actual courses with other undergraduates? Is one viewed as more impressive than the other? Any advice would be appreciated because I've been stressing about how to proceed and I need to enroll soon before spaces begin to fill up. Thanks!