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Jul 31, 2001
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    I am curious because at my college (Pomona College)they allow the students to take any class pass/fail credit. I have not taken advantage of this for any of my predental classes. Now I am contemplating if I should do this for Physics. I realize it is a dental school requirement, yet it is not covered on the DAT. Is it a red flag for admissions if they see that I took a science course P/F to salvage my GPA?



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    Jul 10, 2001
      yes. I would not recommend taking a required science class p/f, not at all. If you're a senior and taking some class like art history or something for fun & u wanna do it p/f, then that's fine, but an important, required science class like physics should get your full commitment & be graded. I think the majority would agree with me on this one. just tryin' to be honest!



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      Oct 7, 2001
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        Of course, you could do what most predental students do and take the Physics series during your senior year, if you are applying to dental school before your senior year.

        In that respect, your transcripts and applications have already been sent off, so your senior grades aren't too important. The caveat, of course, is that you're still required to learn the material well enough to get a "C" grade (at most schools) before matriculating into dental school. And of course, if you don't get into any schools, then the senior year grades *will* have to be used when you apply the second time around.

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