Ummm I guess it depends. Most of the into level Chem/Phys/Bio classes that you take in college are "intro level." I didn't take many of my science classes until the equivalent of my Sr year of college (4/5) because I decided to go to medical school later in the game and was a non-science major. So it was years since I had taken any science classes and my pre-med prerequisites went just fine. I assume that slacking off in high school could be thought of the same way... As long as you don't register for upper level science classes right off the bat in college then your exposure to science in HS probably won't matter. It doesn't really make any sense to take the classes at a CC and then turn around and take them at the university level. Since you'll have to report them on AMCAS when you apply for medical school it will also probably look funny that you re-took multiple classes.The cost is probably around 150-200 dollars for a regular 4 credit semester class. So you guys think that its not a good idea to just take the classes at CC then take them again in a university college? Because I really slacked off in high school and i feel like i learned little to nothing in the science classes.
They don't care when you take them, they get averaged in like everything else, and retaking the courses will not erase any prior bad grades. CC classes will vary in difficulty. Generally speaking, yes, they will not be as hard, which is why med schools are going to want to know why you took them there instead of your 4 year university.That is true. But won't AMCAS know that i took the CC classes during my senior year in high school? Because I'm sure the rigor of classes in CC are not as high as in a 4 year university.
If you're struggling with your pre-reqs so much that you need to take them multiple times to do well, you're going to find med school to be a very steep climb. Stated another way, if you're smart enough to get into med school, you're smart enough to do well the first time through your pre-reqs at your degree-granting institution. An exception is perhaps organic chem, which some people really have some trouble with, but it's not really as introductory as other pre-reqs and is therefore a somewhat different ball game.So you guys think that its not a good idea to just take the classes at CC then take them again in a university college? Because I really slacked off in high school and i feel like i learned little to nothing in the science classes.
Dude, an EMT course is an EMT course is an EMT course. The certification test is the same for everyone. I actually lol'ed, however, when I read that bit about "responsibility to future patients," as if EMT training taught you something med school wouldn't. I just imagined a bunch of doctors standing around a VF case yelling "Oh my God, is anyone here EMT certified?"And I have another question is EMT Basic course rigorous as well. I hear it is very easy to pass the class and the exam. But I feel that I have somewhat of a responsibility to future patients to be as well imformed on the EMT subject matter because peoples lives depend on it.
The med school might be able to tell that you took them when in HS, but will they actually go through and look close enough to make that distinction??? Almost certainly not. Your grades are part of the 1st cutoff portion of your application. All that really matters is your overall cumulative GPA (which would include these CC courses) and your BCMP (bio, chem, math, phys) GPA which would also include these courses provided they fit in one of those categories. After a school sees that those GPAs are above a certain threshold they will probably never look at them again - the focus then becomes your personal statement, what you write in the essays on your secondary application and your interview.That is true. But won't AMCAS know that i took the CC classes during my senior year in high school? Because I'm sure the rigor of classes in CC are not as high as in a 4 year university. And I have another question is EMT Basic course rigorous as well. I hear it is very easy to pass the class and the exam. But I feel that I have somewhat of a responsibility to future patients to be as well imformed on the EMT subject matter because peoples lives depend on it.
Waste of time and money. You would do better to stick with your high school classes and wait until college to do college.so basically i really need to do well in those classes or it will screw up my gpa for college. But if they don't transfer to my four year or somehow not allow it to transfer, whats so bad about trying to prepare more?
What classes are you registered for at your high school for 2nd semester? It will be much easier for me to help you out the more info you give me .honestly what else do i have to do in high school. Aside from all money wasting, time, credit, etc. If I get a real good basis of these subjects. I'll be ahead of the pack. When I get to college I won't have to be so stressed for exams, hw, etc. Which will in forth help with mcats, and have more time for hospital volunteering,etc. If I don't take these classes what else could i do during my last semester of high school to make myself feel like I'm ready for college?
How do you only have 2 classes?I mentioned a lot of my info on my first post. What i plan on is just taking AP Calc (AB/BC combined so calc every school day) and AP Literature. So my time frame would be ~7:15 a.m. to 8:41 a.m. every school day. Then on one of those days i would have AP Lit from 8:46 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. On one of those days i do not have a second period class i will probably just walk over to the public library to catch up on work until i have to wait for the bus stop to the CC.
You have still not answered my original question then. What classes are you scheduled for?if you read up to my first post it explains everything. I have a full schedule now with 8 classes for I only need ap literature to graduate since for my school we need to take 4 years of english. So if i drop the other classes. And Calc like i mentioned before counts as two classes.
Loving the attitude from the one asking for help.i'm schedule to take 8 classes for next semester until i do the jump start program to go to CC. The 8 classes im currently taking are ap calc ab/bc, ap lit, ap env sci, ap psych, weight trn, guitar 4, team sports. What is the point to knowing this?
Reread your posts bud, it never stated your schedule. You said you were considering dropping everything besides Calc and Lit. Trust me, I know how to read.lol. the reason is cause most of the information you asked for could of been solved by actually reading my first post. And the curriculum i'm in right now is horrible. I definitely want to drop ap environmental science even though i have the highest grade of 102 percent. That class is ridiculously useless. The teacher is crap and only one person ever was able to get a 5 on the exam. I've looked over my possibilities and such, and i've decided i'm going ahead with taking the CC classes. But im not sure if i should just take chemistry and physics with my calc and lit classes. Or add in my EMT basic class that im wanting to do.
You should be able to manage that without a problem. Thats more or less about the same amount of classes you will take as a freshman. Good luck!So your telling me ap calc ab, ap calc bc, ap lit, CC chemistry, CC physics, while taking an EMT B course is not that heavy of a course load. And manageable while i volunteer 4 hours a week at a hospital and play tennis for my school. Cause thats what i want to do but im not sure if i can handle it. I may have to give up something
First of all, 1+1 does not equal 2 when it comes to learning a subject. In other words, you're not going to learn basic chemistry twice as well by taking it twice. That second time around might serve as an extremely thorough review, but because there are much more efficient ways to review it's basically a waste of time.so basically i really need to do well in those classes or it will screw up my gpa for college. But if they don't transfer to my four year or somehow not allow it to transfer, whats so bad about trying to prepare more?
When did I ever bash EMTs?And honestly whats up with medical students bashing EMTs
Legally and ethically speaking, no. You have to put these on your transcript.i will be entering my freshman year in college and want to take some classes over the summer. would i be able to take some of my science classes over the summer at a community college but have them not be put on my transcript?
Read over some of the posts in this thread. They will explain why that would be a waste of time and money on your part.I just want to take them so I will be ready for the classes in my college. I was thinking about Bio and Chem.
Depends. Your CC may be part of the National Student Clearinghouse or similar organization that shares registration information. You may just slip up during interviews and mention it. You might get away with it, but if you get caught you're screwed.Also, if they were recorded on my transcript, how would a Medical School ever know that I took them there? How would the college that I enter in September know?
I'm pretty sure that you usually have to fill out a form at the college you're applying to in order to transfer credits from one institution to the next. With that said its very possible that you can take these courses as "enrichment" and have them not be transferred. With that said, however, you seem to be ignoring my earlier post saying that regardless of whether or not you plan to/want to transfer credits from a CC to a university those credits will still end up being part of your composite GPA calculation on an AMCAS application if you end up applying to medical school. While its great that you're getting advice from some other people on this thread, you might want to keep in mind that I'm actually in medical school and I've taken classes at both a community college and a public university prior to going to medical school. I took english over one summer my local CC and then decided to transfer the credits to the university because it was cheap and local to take the class, I did well, and the university I went to counted it towards my english composition class that was part of my general education requirements. I didn't HAVE to transfer the credits to the university, but I did HAVE TO put them on my AMCAS application when I applied to medical school (as well as having to submit a transcript to AMCAS from the CC I attended). This is something that every medical school applicant must do regardless of whether they took the courses as "enrichment" or not. If you're soley interested in the "enrichment" aspect of the course it may be posssible to Audit the courses for NO CREDIT just to learn the material before you go to college, however as others have pointed out that is probably a waste of time being that any intro-level science courses you'll have to take at the university are going to be INTRO LEVEL SCIENCE COURSES with no need to have taken a CC course to preparei'd only be taking two or three. I don't know if EMT basic course will transfer to another college. I'm going to call up the CC and see if i can just take the CC classes as an enrichment so it wont get transfered to my university college