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As far as I know nobody's asked this yet . . . when listing the courses on the secondary, is it advantageous to pick and choose the courses for which I have the highest grades? Would an obvious attempt to do so raise any eyebrows?
 

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no. Im sure everyone does it...I sure as hell did
 

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That section on the secondary is for you to put the prerequisite courses and you really can't pick and choose. It will be your Intro. Bio. I and II, Gen. Chem. I and II, Orgo. Chem. I and II, Physics I and II, and the English requirement.
 
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Alex1803 said:
That section on the secondary is for you to put the prerequisite courses and you really can't pick and choose. It will be your Intro. Bio. I and II, Gen. Chem. I and II, Orgo. Chem. I and II, Physics I and II, and the English requirement.

I took 5 biology courses, 4 physics classes, and 4 english classes. My particular concern is the english requirement for which I took 2 lower division classes and 2 upper division classes. I got a C in one of the lower division writing classes while my next lowest grade was a B+.
 

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I did the same thing. For bio, I had a number of courses to choose from that fulfilled their requirements. After listing intro bio, I chose the courses that I had scored best in. It's not like you're being dishonest, the schools will have your AMCAS with all of your grades on it anyways.

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I took 5 biology courses, 4 physics classes, and 4 english classes. My particular concern is the english requirement for which I took 2 lower division classes and 2 upper division classes. I got a C in one of the lower division writing classes while my next lowest grade was a B+.
 

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It is certainly worth finding out, but I feel sure that they want your minimum prerequisite classes (In other words, it is unlikely that any school allows someone to take Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, etc. without the Introductory Bio. classes). I think this applies to the GW application as well. I can't remember but it may say somewhere on it.
 

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Yea, I am putting my AP Bio credits down and those don't have grades. I am a molecular bio major, so I have tons more upper division bio courses, but I assumed they wanted intro courses.
 

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TSK said:
I did the same thing. For bio, I had a number of courses to choose from that fulfilled their requirements. After listing intro bio, I chose the courses that I had scored best in. It's not like you're being dishonest, the schools will have your AMCAS with all of your grades on it anyways.

That's what I did too. My school's Intro to Bio sequence was only 6 credits so I filled up the deficit with a upper level bio course I enjoyed and did well in.
 
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