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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Prepharm08, May 26, 2008.

  1. Prepharm08

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    Hi everyone. Well, here's my situation. I go to a UC that's on a quarter system and got a C+ in Calculus (only integrative). However, I am unable to retake the class since I did not get a C- or lower. So I was planning to retake this class at a community college, except, the only problem that I face is that the community college is on a semester system rather than a quarter system and thus the class consists of both derivative and integral calculus. I got an A in the derivative portion, so I have no need to retake that part. Are there anyone out there who encountered this same problem? Did anyone happen to bypass the system and just retook the class even though you didn't get a C- or lower? Thanks a lot:)
     
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  2. As far as the community college classes go, I was in a similar situation. I didn't take micro lab or physio lab as an undergrad because I took other bio labs instead. So, I took those labs at a cc which meant that I had to re-take the lectures even when I already took the lectures at the UC. There's no way of bypassing it. If the two courses are combined you have to take them both. With the UC situation, my former roommate tried to retake a physics class after she got a C+ in it, but they wouldn't let her. If you got an A in differential calculus you shouldn't have a problem retaking it again and getting a good grade.
     
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    It depends on your school. Does your school have an explicit rule that bars you from retaking a class in which you earned a C or higher? If so, then you can't.

    Many times though, a school just says that a higher grade in a retake can't replace a grade of C or higher. One wouldn't be able to replace a B with an A. Yet, you can still retake the course. This isn't as much of an issue with PharmCAS schools since both grades would calculated in the PharmCAS GPA anyway. It's just that your school may let you take the course.
     
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    These quarter systems and having lab grades separate from lecture grades really murks things up.
     
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    That's why if I don't get accepted this year, then I will have to take a physiology class at a CC because I'm not planning to take it at my school. My physiology lab class here at a UC is worth 6 units, so probably it's better for me to take the lecture and lab for physiology at a CC for 5 units total even though I took the mammalian phys lecture already.
     

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