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What happens if you don't take the courses that you listed under planned courses? I considering switching from micro class that I listed to another higher level bio class. Would that count against me? I am also adding more classes to my list to take this semester.
 

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i was wondering the same. If anyone has any insight, it would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Cant you go into your app and change your planned courses? I was able to add a course after I submitted my app
 
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I don't think it should count against you, cause who can predict the future? I certainly can't. If a class is not offered with a professor I like, then I won't be taking it lol. I think they just want a rough idea, and also there is the Academic Update beginning Nov 15th.
As for adding: I think you can add courses, but I'm not sure if you'll be able to remove or edit the ones you have already put down. I think you're only able to do this once 11/15, but I'm just like you guys applying this cycle, and these are my best guesses.
 

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I thought that these "planned" courses were only to make sure that you are on track to completing your pre-requisites from the school you end up choosing. I don't think it matters what classes you take as long as the pre-requisites are completed before you begin school.
 
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Ahh that makes sense. But what if I want to take the pre-reqs once I get an interview? I don't wanna end up taking a pre-req for one school and then realize I don't even have a chance to get it.
 

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Ahh that makes sense. But what if I want to take the pre-reqs once I get an interview? I don't wanna end up taking a pre-req for one school and then realize I don't even have a chance to get it.
I dont think it matters as long as you have completed them before starting dental school. Some schools will tell you to complete them "before the summer semester of the year you are starting dental school" since they begin a bit earlier. I have a few pre-req labs that I won't be taking till winter semester, since not all school I am applying to require them.

Also I think for each school, after you get accepted they will personally talk to you about what pre-reqs still need to be completed.
 
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Ahh that makes sense. But what if I want to take the pre-reqs once I get an interview? I don't wanna end up taking a pre-req for one school and then realize I don't even have a chance to get it.
If the "planned course" isn't a pre-req for the school, most of them aren't going to care if you end up taking it or not - just call them and let them know you won't be taking the courses you had written as planned and confirm with them it's fine. No school I contacted about this during my application cycle had a problem with it whatsoever.
 
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