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Summer online classes?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by AnesthesiaMD, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. AnesthesiaMD

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    How do admissions committees view classes taken online? I am thinking about taking one of my advanced Bio classes online this summer since it isn't offered in a normal classroom setting. What do you think?
     
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  2. armybound

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    ehhh I don't know if I'd ever take a major pre-req online. is it from an accredited university?
     
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    I would only do this if there are in-person proctored exams -- these 'online' courses typically are treated the same as a regular course. If there are no proctored exams, I don't think the classes are accepted at most schools.
     
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    It is an accredited University and it's not a pre-req. I am a bio major and have plenty of other bio classes. Also, how will an adcom know if the class used classroom exams?
     
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    you could take it if you wanted to. i don't know if they'd ever be able to tell the difference.
     
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    Some med schools specifically prohibit online courses for required prereqs. But for a nonrequired elective like the OP is talking about, it doesn't matter.
     
  7. Stroganoff

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    I took an online Nutrition 3000 level class last summer. Horrible experience. I thought there'd be recorded lecture, but instead it was "Read Chapters 5-9" on BlackBoard, so basically all independent study that anyone could have done on their own. And tuition was more expensive than a regular course.

    In essence, the professor and school got paid MORE to do LESS work. It pisses me off. Time to write that editorial.
     
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