Someone posted a while back about a similar issue, but I thought I'd get people's opinions about my personal dilemma. My liberal arts school (Swarthmore College) has a compressed Gen Chem class that takes 1 semester to complete and assumes strong high school chemistry background. No med schools have trouble with this, as the school has a very very strong academic reputation and the course syllabus for Gen Chem is as detailed as the year-long courses; it just goes faster and assumes competency from the beginning. According to my pre-med/vet/health sciences advisor, Cornell and Tufts have both put up a stink about it. Cornell will accept AP chem credit... but will not take the 1 semester class! They won't even take an advanced, seniors only, primary literature based Biochem class as fulfulling the added chem requirement, because it doesn't have a formal lab section attached (Tufts would accept that advanced seminar). I will be applying to the DVM/PhD program at Cornell, and they have explicitly said that I need to retake Gen Chem at some other institution (as I can't take a class at Swarthmore twice), or take P-Chem. P-Chem here is damn hard, and I'm not sure I could make an A or an A-. On the other hand, as I'm applying to the academic programs, perhaps a decent (though not excellent) grade in a really hard class would be worth it? I just rebel against taking Gen Chem again, on a purely intellectual level! It seems like applying to Grad school, I should be taking hard classes not stupid ones. I'm all confused about what I should do. Any help?