dropping courses (organic chemistry)

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  1. MDperfection

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    I talked to my advisor and she said that I can drop the ochem class
    and it would not show up on my official transcript that will be sent to med schools

    here's the thing:
    I spoke with my pre-health advisor and she's telling me that on AMCAS you have to report which classes you dropped regardless whether or not it shows up on transcript. And there will be a little note on the transcript that says I did, which conflicts with what the advisor said regarding official transcripts

    should I drop? I'm not sure if I can get a B at this point

    thanks

    FYI- I'll still have 13 units and this is the first time I'm considering in dropping a course
     
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  3. HumidBeing

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    Only one of those 2 advisors can be right. The only classes you CAN report are ones that show up on transcripts. You do have to report all of those. Drops don't mean anything. Even if it's a withdrawal, it's only one. That's no big deal.

    Drops and withdrawals are two different things.
     
  4. MDperfection

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    it's a late drop so internal transcript will show a "WP" I believe

    but official transcript will NOT have that on there

    although the pre-health advisor claims that I must report those classes
     
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    Get a copy of your official transcript before you fill in the AMCAS. If it's on there, list it. If not, don't.
     
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    Order an official transcript for yourself. It's cheap, probably costs you from $4 to $7. Open it and see what it says there. If the course is not there, you are not required to report it... as if nothing had ever happened. If it is there, yes, you have to put it on AMCAS.
     

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