Include activities from high school (took dual enrollment)

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Hi- I want sure if I could include activities from high school in my app. I’m aware that typically it’s advised not to unless continued through college.

However, I have activities that were not continued through college but I took 35 dual enrollment credits in high school (starting from the time I started my clinical ECs and lasting 4 semesters until I graduated) - would this count as “college” and allow me to include my 600 hours of clinical activity from high school?
 

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Nothing is stopping you from putting high school activities, but the conventional wisdom is not to do that.

With regards to dual-enrollment classes, yes those will be included in your GPA.
 
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Nothing is stopping you from putting high school activities, but the conventional wisdom is not to do that.

With regards to dual-enrollment classes, yes those will be included in your GPA.
Thanks for your response.

So I understand those will be considered in my GPA. I’m asking if those ECs will be considered “high school” or “college” ECs due to the fact that I completed them while dual enrolling at a cc (took an avg of ~9 credits per semester over 4 semesters if that changes anything).
 
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You were in High School when you did them. So high school. You were a High School student enrolled in Dual Enrollment courses.. (My niece is currently taking algebra at the local high school. She’s in 8th grade. Would she be considered a high school student? Nope. She’s an 8th grader.) You can certainly talk about them and tie them together in describing your path to medicine, if that is appropriate. Although you haven’t said that so maybe not. If you had 600 hours in high school, I’m sure you have more than enough current hours. Good luck.
 
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Don't include If you didn't continue the same activity in college but you can talk about it in PS. Did you transfer dual credit classes to college?
 
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Thanks for your response.

So I understand those will be considered in my GPA. I’m asking if those ECs will be considered “high school” or “college” ECs due to the fact that I completed them while dual enrolling at a cc (took an avg of ~9 credits per semester over 4 semesters if that changes anything).

No, that would be high school.

Listen you can include it on your application, especially if it was an influence on your college/career path, but make sure to get clinical experience during college as well - 1 option would be to continue doing the activity into college. But remember it's not always about box checking, as you get older and more mature your experiences with medicine will help shape your view and whether you want to do it or not.
 
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Hi- I want sure if I could include activities from high school in my app. I’m aware that typically it’s advised not to unless continued through college.

However, I have activities that were not continued through college but I took 35 dual enrollment credits in high school (starting from the time I started my clinical ECs and lasting 4 semesters until I graduated) - would this count as “college” and allow me to include my 600 hours of clinical activity from high school?
Your dual enrollment was done before graduating HS and therefore will calculated as a separate GPA line for AMCAS. Generally until you graduate HS nothing is considered college. However, if you have something that is unusually significant you can mention it.
 
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