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how many deviated from the classes you listed as "future coursework" on AMCAS?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jmejia1, May 21, 2002.

  1. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member
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    I really wasn't sure what classes I would take when I filled AMCAS last year. I put some classes that eventually I did not take, like Biochem II. Do you guys think there will be a problem when the school we attend audit our transcript?
     
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  3. Vin Scully

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    I don't think they will care that much. I don't even remember what I said I would take this year, but I'm pretty sure it's not what I took. If your worried, you could always send a breif update letter. That should cover you.
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

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    I listed a bunch of humanities courses, but I ended up takling different ones because the other classes were not offered. I don't think it will matter--they prolly don't place much weight on anything that's merely "expected," so don't worry. :)
     
  5. Keroberos

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    I think all they care about is if you're still in college, that you get your degree annotated on your transcript. How you get there doesn't really matter to them. :D
     
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    I put that I would be taking biochemistry and Calculus II. I ended up taking neither one with no repercussions from any school I got into.
     
  7. El Jefe

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    I ended up not doing all the classes for a minor I had listed on AMCAS. Damn senioritis.
     
  8. whooopsie.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    I just realized that I didnt list a single course for this year....I wasn't aware that I was supposed to?! oh boy.....

    like as if it made a difference....how could I possibly know what I would end up talking?! :confused:
     
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    I listed a Neuroscience elective on my application but never took it. To cover myself I sent the school an email and explained the discrepancy as a "class scheduling conflict."

    I think all they're interested in seeing is that you get the degree you said you would get and that you have all the required coursework (orgo, etc)
     
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    A lot of the classes I put down were different. I even changed the name of my major. I haven't sent an update because I don't think they will care.
     
  11. MorningLight2100

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    As others have said, you really don't need to worry about it, jmejia. The AMCAS itself, I believe, says that what you write in that section is by no means binding. They want to make sure that you receive your degree, and I suppose they'd like to see a continuation of your hard work from the past three & 1/2 years, but if you wind up choosing different classes, it really isn't going to make a difference.

    If you're very concerned, you can send an update letter to the admissions office. I was in a similar situation. . .I originally intended to take several classes for a minor this semsester, but then decided instead to take a graduate school chemistry class, continue thesis work, and use an independent project for credit. The admissions offices didn't have any problem with this.
     

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