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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by ani007, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. ani007

    ani007 Junior Member
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    Sorry if this was mentioned before but my school (UCI) allows 4 retakes which completely replaces your previous grades. I have to retake a couple science req courses and was wondering if the school replaces them does that mean i still have to report it on my app???

    if so I am really worried about how low this will bring my average...any advice?

    Also, I need clarification on the bio req. for dental. Is biochemistry, molecular biology, and lab needed or just 1 year of general biology?
     
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  3. mlle

    mlle Senior Member
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    what does uci stand for? that is awesome!

    I wouldn't mention it if it' not on your transcipt in any way. does it say retake?
     
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    This depends on which schools you're applying to. All schools require one year of general biology and some others require biochem in addition to that. You should definitely take additional upper level bio classes to show you can perform in those as well though...
     
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    ani007 Junior Member
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    okay i have taken 3 classes (1yr) of bio 93,94,97. the classes left are:

    98: Biochemistry
    99: Molecular Biology
    100LW: Bio Lab

    I know I have to take the lab but I really don't know if I have to take 98 and 99. I know I am not required to I think and I chose psych major to avoid these upper division bio courses. If dental schools won't consider me if I don't take these courses then I will. Anyone have any advice on this?

    Also for the retakes I am not sure but if they don't show up on my transcript then i'm in the clear right?

    And if they do then I am sure they will average :(
     
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    KOM Senior Member
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    I'd be willing to bet that by your school saying "replace" the old scores it just means that your old grade won't factor into your GPA at your school. However, they will still list both times that you took the class. At least that's what my school did.
     
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    Hey, i'm a UCI (University of CA Irvine) Bio student. yea, your retakes will replace the grades at UCI only. when you apply, all your grades will show up and averaged out. yes, you have to take the bio sci lower division core (93,94,97,98,99, 100lw). biochem and molecular bio are required, and they are lowerdivision classes. not to mention, your going to have one hell of a time studying for the DAT without this basic science to back you up. although im not sure if 100Lw is required, without it you won't be able to take any future labs, not to mention it counts as an upper division writing class (not to mention its easy...). anyway, are you applying this cycle? if you are, gl and take care.
     

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