do most schools accept AP credit

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I'm particularly worried about my general bio because I APed out of it. I know some schools don't accept AP, but I think most do.
 

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i'm pretty sure most schools don't either. you should call and ask each school to be sure.
 

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Most schools DO accept AP credit, if you have pursued advanced coursework in the topic during college. So if you APed out of bio, you should be fine so long as you took an upper-level biology course at some point during your college career.
 

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Well, HMS lets you use AP to meet parts of some of the requirements. UCLA does not allow any AP. So, it depends. Definitely check with the schools you're interested in.
 

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Trekkie is certainly right that if you take a college course (bio for bio, chem for chem etc) at a level higher than intro because of AP the schools love that.

However, I AP'd physics and that did not matter but for one school I looked at (mainly 1st tier schools). Yet, physics is the "least essential" college science for the 1st year med student so I would anticipate you would have much more difficulty ap'ing biology (chem might be okay b/c orgo relies upon gen chem to some degree). For the final word, email adcom members.

Good luck.
 

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Beware that Vanderbilt does not accept AP credit for any of its general ed requirements. There are very strict about it, so that marked them off my list.

The University of Chicago is kinda shady about it and you gotta get some kind of waiver from the admissions committee. They won't really tell you much.

Most schools do not care about it from my experiences. I AP'ed out of English and Gen Chem. for the record.
 

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if schools reject applicants just because they APed out of a course, they will be losing some fine applicants!
 

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Originally posted by Chankovsky
I'm particularly worried about my general bio because I APed out of it. I know some schools don't accept AP, but I think most do.

Schools dont care for the most part. I APed out of my Bio, Chem, Physics, Math, and English requirements and no school make a second mention of it.

I took upper level Bio and Chem though, as well as an additional Math and English class for curricular reasons related to my school.

Schools don't care as long as you do well on the MCAT and have the actual APs credited on your transcript as an actual class. Talk to your premed advisor though, since undergrad schools vary on how they treat APs on your transcript.
 
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