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High School Classes and AMCAS

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Trajan, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. Trajan

    Trajan Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2002
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    I'm very confused about the AMCAS' twisted interest in high school classes. Thought I could finally forget about high school four years ago.... I understand why they want AP courses, especially if we used them for credit in college. However, these "other college-level courses" are odd. I took advanced math at my rural public high school. It was not AP calculus, I did not take an AP exam or any other standardized exam for that matter, I certainly received no college credit for it, but it was calculus. I attended a very rigorous college and began with calculus I, as my high school's course was not that good. Does that mean that I must list my high school calculus course on the AMCAS and then say that my A and B+ in Calculus I and II in college were retakes?

    Also, I took an anatomy course in high school that used a college text, and we were given the option of taking a state college exam to earn college credit at the end of the year. I did not take the exam, as it was expensive and I knew that my chosen college would not accept transfer credits from that school. Do I need to include that course on my list?
  2. Mutterkuchen

    Mutterkuchen Senior Member
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    Nov 28, 2001
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    It is my understanding that AMCAS wants "college level" work that can be documented by a college transcript. If there is no college (junior college or 4-year university), than I would not list the courses on AMCAS. The exception would be for AP courses, where you received college credit.

    I took a sociology class at a Jr. College during my sophomore year of high school. I listed it and sent a transcript.

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