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Final transcripts but you already have a degree..

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by E'01, Dec 7, 2001.

  1. E'01

    E'01 1K Member

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    For those who have finished undergrad, if we plan to take one course in the spring, do we have to submit a transcript to the schools we are applying to (not just the ones that you may have been accepted to - but all the ones that you are still interested in). This is all in relation to calculus II. I'm planning to take it just in case the 2 schools I've applied to that requires a year of math, interview me. But my advisor was saying that I can drop the class if I don't get those interviews. I'm afraid that I would still have to submit that transcript to my med schools - and they may frown upon the Drop or Withdraw grade.
     
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  3. Brian20

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    i would listen to my advisor, but you are in a peculiar position. you dont want to drop the class and have to tell these schools you did that, especially if you get wait listed at one. i would either take the class and try to jam, or not even bother. just dont get screwed sending a letter to a school saying that you dropped a class. that never looks good.

    it sucks, if you dont get interviews at these schools that require calc, then you're taking a class for nothing. its really a tough call.

    what are your chances at the schools that require calc???
     
  4. E'01

    E'01 1K Member

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    Thanks so much Brian for responding. If I'm not REQUIRED to tell schools I dropped, then I wouldn't. But I know what you're saying though...this is so frustrating! I could be wasting $600 not to much mention my time. As for whether I have a shot getting into those two schools (Wash U and Harvard)...I have no idea. It's all a crapshoot. I don't think I'd get in but I applied because I got a Med-Mar letter from Wash U encouraing me to apply and I did the Harvard post-bac.
     
  5. nochaser

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    You mention that the schools require a year in math--does this mean you have only had one math class, calc I and need II? Or do they specifically want a year of calc? If the latter, then definitely take it in the spring.
     
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    i am in your exact situation, except with biochem. my plan (after bombing the final today) is to not submit my transcripts. although i listed on many of my secondaries that i was taking the class, i really think that schools are too bogged down with crap to worry about what grade i get in biochem. plus this is the only class i am taking at this school. that's my two cents...just take the class and get it over with, and deal with submitting your transcrips only if the schools ask.
     
  7. E'01

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    nochaser _ I'm not sure of what you were saying...what's the difference between the 2 scenarios you mentioned? Yes, I did take Calc I. Cal I and II don't equal a year of math?

    I hear your trouble EMTgirl :( Do you have to take biochem II?
     
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    E'01,

    I was asking whether or not the req was for either a year in math--which could be pre-calc one semester and calc I the next--OR, do those schools specifically want a year of calc--calc I and calc II?

    In the case of the former, if you have only taken one math course, calc I, then a year would mean taking calc II.
     
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    Pre-calc may not count. It may be considered high school level work, but many classes in statistics and some in computer science most likely will.
     
  11. TwoSteveSquared

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    I recommend taking stats. It's easy, it's helpful for writing research papers, and it should fulfill the requirement. Why not add an easy "A" to your transcript?
     
  12. E'01

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    Ahhh I understand now. Thanks :) Well those two schools both ask for a year of calculus - calc through differential equations, or something like that. I WISHED stats counted...I took that as an undergrad, but it doesn't - at least not for those 2 schools.
     

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