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Is this schedule possible?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by benyben, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. benyben

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    Hey.

    I am trying to not waste a year, and so I am facing an 8 class marathon in 3 semesters (winter = 5 weeks, spring = 4 months, and summer = 5-6 weeks).

    I wanted to ask for your advice:
    1. Is this even possible?
    2. Having this amount of classes ahead of me will not make me a weak candidate (as the admission committee is left with little information about my grades - and are based only on 30 units taken, instead of the 64 required)?
    3. Would you recommend spreading it ("loosing" that year) for better emphasizing on the science classes?
    4. I am applying for USC Dental Hygiene Program (or at least I want to).

    Below is my desired scedule - for you to consider.


    THANK YOU!!!


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    Winter (5 weeks):

    1.Physiology 3 (4 Units) [pre-req's: Anatomy 1 and Chem 10]
    2.[Category 2] Anthropology or Art or English or History or Philosophy (3 units)

    Units: 7



    Spring (4 months):

    1.Chem 11 (5 Units) [pre-req's: Chem 10 and Math 20]
    2.Biology 21 (4 Units) [pre-req's: Chem11 (same semester = ok)​
    3.Microbio 1 (5 Units) [pre-reqs: chem10, and physiology 3 or biology 3 or 21]​
    4. [Category 4] Art or English or Film Studies or Music 32 or Religious Studies or Theatre arts (3 units)

    Units: 17




    Summer (5 or 6 weeks):

    1.Chem 12 (5 Units) [pre-req's: Chem 11 and Math 2]​
    2.Biology 22 (4 Units) [pre-req's: Bio 21 and Chem 11]

    Units: 9



    Sum of Units: 33
    Units Needed: 34​
     
  2. blissy07

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    It's possible but it will not be fun. If you think you can handle it, and won't suffer from a detrimental drop in your GPA from biting off more than you can chew, give it a shot if not spending an extra year in school means that much to you.

    This past quarter for me was biochem, microbio, psychobio, and a literature class. on top of submitting secondaries/interviewing/etc. I can tell you my GPA definitely took a hit.
     
  3. theskibumjohnso

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    Compared to Dental School I think it is easily possible, once you get used to it, you'll look back and were glad you did it. I guess that is only if you got the grades needed. It will also help you in dental school.
     
  4. DrReo

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    It'll be good for you. Make sure you continue your ECs
     
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  5. benyben

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    What are the ECs?

    Thanks!!!
     
  6. DrReo

    DrReo "Thread Necromancer"
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    volunteer, research, shadow, leaadership activities, etc...
     
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  7. Andre3k

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    Impossible.:thumbup:
     
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  8. SayAahh

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    LOL, have fun hating yourself. You'll reap the benefits if you finish your plan successfully though.
     

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