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Summer pre-req courses

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by sportsplayer24, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. sportsplayer24

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    I'm a sociology/pre-dental major, and I'm going to be a sophomore this year, I have a 3.2 GPA currently, which I believe I can bring up even higher. I'm taking my pre-reqs for the first time this year in Biology. Then in SUMMER 2009 I'm taking Chem 1 first session and Chem 2 second session, btw I'm taking these at my University over the summer, not community college. So does this look bad or it really isn't going to matter? Btw I'm breaking it down to a science course each year..
    Sophomore yr:
    Bio 1 and 2
    Summer:
    Chem 1 and 2
    Junior yr:
    Organo 1 and 2
    Apply to Dental school in May of junior yr, take DAT for the first time in July
    Senior yr:
    Physics 1 and 2
    Bio Chem

    While I take Bio, I'm also studying for the DAT, im going to take it section at a time while I take each course. Can anyone give me advice, thanks.
     
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  3. tlek

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  4. firecracked

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    Nah, it won't look bad. That's pretty much my plan also. I took Bio 1 & 2 my sophomore year, and I'm currently a rising junior taking GenChem 1 & 2 over the summer. Since I didn't decide to go pre-dental until after freshman year and I'm a non-science major (psychology), taking summer classes is the only way I can fit in the pre-reqs and graduate on time. My advisor said it would be okay but to avoid taking any more pre-reqs over the summer other than GenChem. I think they want to see you taking pre-req classes during the regular semester when you have to balance it with other classes, but if you can't avoid taking a couple of the summer, it should be okay. Just make sure you do well in your classes during the regular school year to show you can handle the course load. You'll be fine, don't worry about it.
     
  5. sportsplayer24

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    Thanks, I figured it wouldn't look to bad, since I'm even taking it at my University, when do you guys think is the right time to start studying for the DAT?
     

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