yjj8817

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So I am planning to study for mcat during spring and would like to keep my schedule light. I was wondering if taking only 9 credits would be looked down upon even with mcat prep. This is also my last semester of college.

microbio lab 1 credit
Theory and practices in biological science 2 credits
communication studies class for my minor 3 credits

virology or principles of nematology (haven't decided which one to take yet) 3 credits

total 9 credits

thanks!
 

487806

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So I am planning to study for mcat during spring and would like to keep my schedule light. I was wondering if taking only 9 credits would be looked down upon even with mcat prep. This is also my last semester of college.

microbio lab 1 credit
Theory and practices in biological science 2 credits
communication studies class for my minor 3 credits

virology or principles of nematology (haven't decided which one to take yet) 3 credits

total 9 credits

thanks!
Is your UG ok with it? Why not add in an easy social science/history course and raise it to 12?
 
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yjj8817

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oh oops looks like the minimum for full time is 12. I guess I'll just find one more easy class. but would suddenly taking 12 credits be ok? I have always taken 15 or 16 credits every semester so I am just wondering.
 

487806

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oh oops looks like the minimum for full time is 12. I guess I'll just find one more easy class. but would suddenly taking 12 credits be ok? I have always taken 15 or 16 credits every semester so I am just wondering.
12 is fine
 

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oh oops looks like the minimum for full time is 12. I guess I'll just find one more easy class. but would suddenly taking 12 credits be ok? I have always taken 15 or 16 credits every semester so I am just wondering.
Taking 12 credits of easy coursework while studying for the MCAT is perfect.

Schools won't be concerned at all. No worries.
 

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Take 12 credits so you can keep your financial aid package. Schools won't care about your decrease in credits during your last semester.
 
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What if I take a 1000 level communication studies course? would that look bad? Would I be seen as slacking off?