Is it preferrable that a student have completed all the required pre-requisite coursework by the time he or she applies? If not completing all of the coursework, is it preferred that at least most of it is covered? I ask because the only pre-requisites I have left to fulfill are Biochem and Microbio, at least for Univ of Washington dental. Though I will not be able to take both Biochem and Microbio this semester, I have the opportunity to take one of them. However, doing so will put me at a great inconvenience, as the class timing conflicts with many other important classes that I have as well (particularly philosophy courses, as I am a philosophy major). Currently, I am planning to take Human Physiology II and Cellular Biology, since they fit perfectly into my schedule. My only concern is that if I don't take Microbio and Biochem, I will be leaving 2 of the pre-requisites unfulfilled for application time. I know that it is not required to have all of the pre-requisites done by the application time, but I am more interested in if it will put me at any disadvantage. Another thing to add is that having already taken Physio I, I know the class and professor pretty well, and am confident that I can pull another A in that class. As for microbio, I've heard some not great things on my campus. So I guess the maintenance of a high GPA is a factor, too. So can someone enlighten me? Thanks guys!