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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Tweetie_bird, May 7, 2002.

  1. Tweetie_bird

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    I finished attending a 4 year university in 2000. I later took an EMT course worth 8 credits at a community college, which as it turns out can NOT be forwarded on to my University transcript since it's a "vocational course" and my undergrad school can't accept credits obtained from a vocational course.

    Now, when i look under "Colleges Attended" of the AMCAS, it tells me to list all the schools I attended...which includes the Community College EMT class. How do I qualify this class--Undergrad, Grad, PostBac undergrad or Junior College. What is a junior college anyway????

    I wish I could list it as Post Bac...I had an awesome grade in the class and it would certainly help. What do y'all think?
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  2. CalBear

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    a junior college is a 2 year college. basically, it's the same as a commuity college. I'm not really sure what you should put down, but i would guess JCollege.
     
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    btw, i don't think it qualifies as post-bac b/c it was a vocational class.
     
  4. Tweetie_bird

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    oh this aggravates me. :(
    such a bad name for such a wonderful class....sigh...oh well.
     
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    All the classes that I took after my Bachelor's I am putting down as post-bachelor's except for my Master's degree. This includes my nursing classes and several science classes from a community college. To me a Junior College implies, prior to a bachelor's.
     
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    eggggzactly!! that's what I thought. Any more takers??

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    I agree.. Junior college is your first two years. You had already finished your degree. You should put it as vocational (if it exists) or if not postbac - due to the fact that it was after your bachelors. I don't think the name is an issue. The school will see that you continued your education and did some health related work which is relevant. Good luck to ya.
     
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    Oh this is good news...I wasn't sure what to do with my community college classes that I took after getting my BS. Glad I'm not the only one.... :rolleyes:
     
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    I put the community college where I took my EMT course (and no others) as "Undergraduate, no major" Don't sweat it, it's not a big deal.
     
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    tweetie

    if you took a course after your bs/ba then it is considered "post-bacc" since it was not a graduate level course. On the other hand, if you took the emt course before you had your bs/ba then it would be simply "undergraduate"

    jc/cc courses are generally considered "ug" unless they are taken after bs/ba in which case they are "pb"

    good luck
     
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    tweetie

    if you took a course after your bs/ba then it is considered "post-bacc" since it was not a graduate level course. On the other hand, if you took the emt course before you had your bs/ba then it would be simply "undergraduate"

    jc/cc courses are generally considered "ug" unless they are taken after bs/ba in which case they are "pb"

    good luck
     
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    Junior college. It wasn't part of a post-bacc program.
     
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    Another vote for post-bacc. I never took a formal post-bacc program and all of the classes I have taken count as post-bacc (even the two I took at a CC). I know this is right because I applied last year and AMCAS didn't change it.

    Put it post-bacc. If AMCAS doesn't like it, they will change it - but I doubt they will.
     
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    JC. Post-bac=making up pre-med reqs. UG=in persuit of your bachelors. It's JC- depends WHERE you took it. --Trek
     
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    hi guys
    just to give you an update, I summoned a premed advisor (from my undergrad, I am an alumni) and he said I should list it as "postbac undergrad." Since there is no such category on the AMCAS as "postbac undergrad" (each of those is a separate category), I am choosing to go with Postbac.

    So this is pretty cool..I've always had people say stuff like "poor undergrad, postbac awesome." Since I did well in the class, do I have the privilege of saying that????
    (undergrad GPA 3.35; "postbac" = 3.8)

    Thanks for your input.
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