Medical Does listing future coursework impede an application's timeline of being reviewed?


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Does listing future coursework impede an application's timeline of being reviewed? I would like my app to be transmitted to the schools by July 10th, and I am trying to fill out and submit secondarys at the earliest time I can, but I also might need to take Physics II at a future point and tentatively set Spring 2021 as my intended time to take it. It's the one pre-req I don't have, though my post-bacc entailed taking higher level science coursework. Checking school sites tended to point out swapping a biochem grade for orgo II, but I've never seen anything about swapping phys II with another course. I'm just concerned that if I list it, it'll delay my application being marked as complete or something.

Would it be detrimental to my app if I left out my intention to take it in the future?
Every school will treat future prerequisites differently when it comes to screening priority, but I would at least be assured seeing that you have it listed as a future course knowing it is a required class for entry. It shouldn't have any bearing on the speed of your transcript verification as being complete on that account.
 
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Okay, that's good to know. Could it by any chance have a bearing on a school's decision process? For example, in a hypothetical situation where someone got an interview in the fall, would it be possible that the school won't make a decision regarding the applicant until they've received the scores of the course in the spring?
The current pandemic situation makes this no longer a simple answer, and it's too challenging to anticipate what 100+ (180+) admissions committees are going to do. So my conjecture is "it's always possible."
 
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