Retaking Pre-Reqs at a Community College?

CityofPalms

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I just graduated undergrad and I have at least 3 pre-req classes that I want to retake for a better grade since I got "C"s in all of them. My community college offers these courses (same course content), but the credit equivalency is not the same. For instance, Bio1 at my university was worth 4 credits and at my CC it's worth 3 credits. Does that matter??
 
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CityofPalms

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What is your undergraduate university?

University of Miami.... I copied the course listing

BIL150 - General Biology (4 credits)
Principles of biology at the cellular, genetic, organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels of organization. Required for all biology majors. Three hours of lecture per week, and one hour of peer-led workshop.
Pre- or corequisites: BIL 151, ENG 105, and MTH 101, 105 or 107.

BIL151 - General Biology Laboratory (1 credit)
Laboratory exercises to accompany BIL 150. Required for all biology majors.
Pre- or corequisites: BIL 150.
 

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University of Miami.... I copied the course listing

BIL150 - General Biology (4 credits)
Principles of biology at the cellular, genetic, organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels of organization. Required for all biology majors. Three hours of lecture per week, and one hour of peer-led workshop.
Pre- or corequisites: BIL 151, ENG 105, and MTH 101, 105 or 107.

BIL151 - General Biology Laboratory (1 credit)
Laboratory exercises to accompany BIL 150. Required for all biology majors.
Pre- or corequisites: BIL 150.

I see, it's for because of the "one hour of peer-led workshop." I haven't seen that before.

Anywhoo, you should be fine to just take it at CC. The credit how doesn't matter as long as you have lecture and lab and they come from the biology department.
 
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I would double check and make sure the courses you take at CC align with the prereqs required by your programs. I do believe each program specifies those details, i.e., "we require 4 Semester units or 6 quarter units". Aside from that I also believe that having an A vs. having a C for any/all of your pre-req classes is important in making your application competitive.
 

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I would double check and make sure the courses you take at CC align with the prereqs required by your programs. I do believe each program specifies those details, i.e., "we require 4 Semester units or 6 quarter units". Aside from that I also believe that having an A vs. having a C for any/all of your pre-req classes is important in making your application competitive.

This would be true. However, they would have already met the requirement of 4 semester units (unless of course UofMiami works on quarter units). But you're right, it never hurts to double check and make sure!
 
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