How do I proceed to retake courses for grade replacement?

r3d3

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    I went to an LAC and took 2 semesters of intro biology, 2 semesters of gen chemistry, and 1 semester of organic chemistry. I also took a semester of a biology seminar.

    I then transferred to my state school for the cheaper tuition.

    I ended up taking 1 more upper level science course according to aacom guidelines.

    Taking aacom gpa guidelines and my courses into account, I have a 2.77 sgpa with 27 credit hours.

    If I want to retake my 2 semesters of intro biology, 2 semesters of gen chemistry, and 1 semester of organic chemistry at my state school, will those grades replace my grades from my LAC essentially?

    Also, what should I shoot for science gpa wise? If I am able to replace my grades and I ace the retakes, then my science gpa will shoot up to around a 3.5-3.7.

    My cum gpa is only going to be about a 3.0 once I graduate, but the prereq retakes can potentially boost it to a 3.1-3.2,and then I can possibly take more upper level science courses in order to boost it to a 3.3-3.5.

    Approximately how many credit hours for post bacc assuming I graduate with 124 credit hours, 3.0 cum gpa, 2.77 science gpa?

    Edit: I'm a bio major who switched to comp sci after transferring. I'm 26 credit hours away from graduating. I plan on finishing off my comp sci degree before going back and fixing the science gpa.
     

    JDMcNugent

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      I believe it needs to be the same or more credit hours. I was told over the phone by aacomas that it was okay to do a re-take that was 3 credit hours when the original was 4 credit hours but found out later that this is not true. The credits need to be greater than or equal to the original course.
       
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