Jun 4, 2013
I received an interview invite from University of Colorado last week. I'm super excited seeing that I'm OOS and I applied super late; my application was just completed about a couple weeks ago. My problem, however, is that they are saying I need to complete 1 semester of general biology lab by the end of this semester to meet their requirements. My local university doesn't offer a general biology lab and the community college here offers lab but only in conjunction with lecture, so you wouldn't get a separate grade for lab by itself. My only other option is a university that is a 45 minute drive from where I live and tuition will be $1000 for 1 credit hour =( My concern is, am I wasting time and money to enroll in this class for a chance at a school that I might not get in? At this point, their class is half filled and I know they don't accept a lot of out of staters. My only other interview right now is the University of Florida next week. I'm tempted to bite the bullet and just take the class because I need all the help I can get at this point but $1000+ and 1.5 hrs of driving every week is killing me. BTW, classes start today...


5+ Year Member
May 5, 2012
Dental Student
None of my bio classes at my school had "separate" lab grades--they were just bundled in together as a 4 credit hour course. I had no issues.

Check with Colorado, but that seriously shouldn't be a problem.

Take it at the CC. I know it's stressful because classes are starting today, but it's worth it if it lands you a DS acceptance. And seriously... a gen bio class will probably be SUPER easy at this point, haha!


10+ Year Member
May 27, 2008
I recommend calling the Admissions Office at Colorado. I had many questions about pre-reqs and classes, and they were very helpful!