I need help with my schedule

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  1. NubianPrincess

    NubianPrincess Perpetually Bored

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    Im not sure how to be realistic in how much I can handle in the fall. I would like to take:
    Genetics
    Organic II
    Physics I
    Colonial atin America
    Fundamental Contemp. Dance

    It seems like a chellenging, yet "do-able" schedule. I want to maintain a good GPA. Should I do it?
    (ps. I know this schedule is probably nothing compared to some of yours...Im just looking for advice on how to know my limits before doing bad in a class).
     
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  3. Doctora Foxy

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    I think you're nuts <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> In med school it will be like that, but you want to maximize your gpa. I think take 2 sciences and not more. Don't you have to take labs with those as well?

    And I like the Colonial Latin American class and the dancing one :)
     
  4. tater tot

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    i agree-- i usually stick with two tough science classes a semester. although the schedule you are debating may be ok WITHOUT all the labs. also depends on if you'll be working and EC's....
     
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    NubianPrincess Perpetually Bored

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    Hmmm... I see. So I think maybe forget Physics, but I don't know what else to take that might transfer...dance is only two credits. I cant take a language also because of my transfering situation. Im done with math...maybe a writing course? Im finished all of my writing requirements, but maybe for fun.
     
  6. tater tot

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    maybe i missed something, but what transfer are you talking about? are you still undergrad?

    as long as you maintain 2 tough science courses a semester, i think that's fine. credits are credits... if you've met all your req'mts take anything you find interesting! It's a great time to explore! have fun with it! :p
     
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    fiddler171j Junior Member

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    I'm doing three tough sciences at the moment. I wouldn't recommend it if you are heavily involved in work/ECs or like to maintain much of a social life. On the other hand, maybe those adcoms would like your "rigorous" schedule.
     
  8. Taty

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    I'll have Organic, Biology II, and 3 Comp Science courses in the Fall...but what can I do I have nothing to take I'll graduate soon, I want to be a full time student <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    Drop the physics, otherwise you won't maximize on the A's. Take something stupid in its place.
     
  10. ValleyGal

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    Geez, this board is filled with a bunch of overachievers. Take one science pre-req a sememster. That way you can slowly figure out how to manage your time and you can do well in the classes. You can also take lots of other classes that are really interesting and have nothing to do with medicine! Remember, no need to race through college and spend all of your time in the library. With that schedule, there is not time to go out and have beers with your friends or catch a movie if you actually want to do well academically. I would reevaluate your schedule and remember that you are in college for a reason. No reason to race ahead to med school just yet! Chill out and you don't have to finish every requirement at once -- that is why they give you four years!
     
  11. goillini

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    I would say it depends on where you are on your requirements, both for pre-med and for your major, if it's convenient for you to take those classes and you have confidence in yourself, do it. If you can avoid it and still be fine with your requirements, dont do it. This semester I took Organic II, Calculus II, Physics, Genetics, and did some research, and it was hell. I risked lowering my already relatively low GPA, and I probably will, but I had to do it because of my major, so avoid it if you can
     

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