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English Requirement???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jumb0, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Jumb0

    Jumb0 5+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2012
    I just graduated from college this year, and I am now engaged in a DIY post bacc to boost my GPA before applying in 2016.

    I am a Massachusetts resident, and I want to apply to UMass. In fact. It is my top choice. The thing is they require one year of English.

    I got a 780 on my SAT Writing section and was thus exempt from Part I of the English requirement at my school. For Part II of this college writing requirement, I opted to take Intro to Philosophy instead of an English class.

    This satisfied the one year of English requirement for school...but I fear that UMass will not accept this for their English requirement...

    As someone who got 780 in SAT writing, 760 on SAT reading, 5 on AP Lit, and a current average of 12+ on AAMC FL Verbal reasoning subsections...I would HATE to devote my precious DIY postbacc slots to 2 semesters of English when I could be boosting my sGPA with BCPM courses.

    Someone please tell me they will be lenient about this.
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  3. reapplicantblues


    Jul 22, 2014
    I'm just speaking from my experience doing secondaries, but there are schools that will take Poli Sci, Philosophy, etc. courses as "English" - but there were others were it seemed they were interested in a pure literature/language/composition class. I would research the schools you are interested in applying to and confirm that you will be alright with what you have. Additionally, I would say that many schools allow you to finish your prereqs following admission but prior to starting - so you could save those last semester of English for Spring 2016, depending on if the school you get into wants you to take more English.

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