SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

online classes?

Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by bostonpet, May 7, 2007.

  1. bostonpet

    bostonpet 2+ Year Member

    33
    0
    Apr 30, 2007
    i'm just curious if any of you know how an online class may look to vet schools? i'm thinking of taking a summer statistics class online, but won't bother if it reflects poorly on a transcript.
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. jnt179

    jnt179 2+ Year Member

    61
    0
    Mar 28, 2007
    I have been told that it does not matter. I could be totally wrong. I have taken a couple of classes online myself. I don't think that they were any easier.
     
  4. AuburnPreVet

    AuburnPreVet AU CVM Class of 2011 5+ Year Member

    295
    0
    Nov 10, 2004
    Podunk
    My personal opinion is that 1 or 2 online classes isn't a big deal, unless it's organic/physics etc.
     
  5. wivet2011

    wivet2011 2+ Year Member

    368
    0
    Mar 9, 2007
    Yeah, my guess is that one or two online classes won't matter too much. Depending on where you are and what schools you are applying to, an online class might be the only way to complete a pre-req. I had to take animal nutrition online since my school doesn't offer it.
     
  6. cubs11

    cubs11 2+ Year Member

    143
    0
    May 6, 2007
    I have heard that some programs encourage you to take classes such as animal nutrition online if it isn't offered at your institution. Other than that, I haven't heard much on the subject.
     
  7. dyachei

    dyachei vet robot pirate zombie Administrator Veterinarian 10+ Year Member

    24,096
    16,841
    Mar 9, 2007
    It depends on the class and the school. With UTK, they only would accept certain online courses and not others, so I think they need to fit some sort of criteria. And with some classes, you simply cannot take online classes (UTK said no to biochemistry). Schools tend to prefer classes that are not offered online, but I would check with the schools you're interested in.
     
  8. QTkitty

    QTkitty CSU PVM class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    211
    0
    Jan 24, 2007
    CO
    Can they actually tell if a class was taken online? I've taken a few online courses (mainly GEs) and it doesn't show on my transcript that they were online. I also agree that online doesn't mean easier. I've taken some hard online courses but our school has a video thing set up so you still watch lectures, it's just kind of on your own schedule.
     
  9. AuburnPreVet

    AuburnPreVet AU CVM Class of 2011 5+ Year Member

    295
    0
    Nov 10, 2004
    Podunk
    I think it depends. I took one gen-ed class "distance learning" style, where I watched the recorded lectures online & just came only on exam days - there isn't any notation on my transcripts (the same course number as the "in-class" version, etc)...
     
  10. cubs11

    cubs11 2+ Year Member

    143
    0
    May 6, 2007
    i have never even checked, but i think the course i took online just has the course number and name, as well.
     
  11. pressmom

    pressmom Third year! 2+ Year Member

    962
    1
    Apr 4, 2007
    I took calc, stats, and gen chem II online. They were just as hard as in class, and it was not noted on my transcript. I was working too, and it was the only way I could get them to fit my schedule.
     
  12. CookieBear

    CookieBear 5+ Year Member

    521
    0
    Oct 1, 2006
    East Coast
    I think it was Missouri that told me they don't accept online courses.

    So.. if in doubt, check it out with the schools you'd plan on applying to (or think you'd be applying to).

    Colorado didn't mind, that I do recall. Kansas apparently didn't either, since I was accepted there.

    I did Statistics at a local community college in the summer, and it wasn't bad at all.
     

Share This Page