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Importance of non-pre req classes

Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by bluemouse, May 27, 2008.

  1. bluemouse

    bluemouse 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2008
    hey guys. I was wondering how important the 'recommended', but not required classes are (biochem, microbiology, anatomy, genetics, etc.). I've already completed the pre-reqs with a 3.49 and wondering if i should take these classes and apply later rather than sooner....

    Also, im not able to take biochem until the fall semester of my senior year. This means that if i want the biochem grade to count, i would have to apply to pod schools around january. Is this a bad time to apply? Would it be advisable to just apply before january and not submit the biochem grade?
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  3. j0ez0r

    j0ez0r 2+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    i will say this....during my interview the committee commended me for some of the non pre-req courses i took and had success with. i think it showed them that i would be able to do well in 1st year podiatry classes such as anatomy, biochem, etc. You don't have to have it, but it sure helps. Not only does it help the committee see your strengths, but it will help you in pod school to have already seen many of the topics once before. Just my .02
  4. 4thelonghaul

    4thelonghaul Ultra-user 2+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    I think you can also apply earlier and as the classes are comleted send revised transcripts. This could give you the early look opportunity, you can tell them your current ongoing classes and then provide feedback when grades are available.
  5. txlioness

    txlioness Member 10+ Year Member

    May 25, 2006
    Taking the recommended classes may help. I took biochem, micro, anatomy, etc. as well prior to podiatry school. It is helpful if you have seen it before. But some ppl never had any of these courses and did just as well. They only took the pre-reqs and were accepted here at Scholl. So I think the decision is yours. As someone previously posted, you can send the updated transcript once your course is completed. You may not have anything to worry about because your have completed the REQUIRED courses.

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