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Hi guys,

I'm a senior in my last semester of undergrad. I've completed all of my requirements (and more) except microbiology. I was thinking of just taking that one class and its lab, and then studying for an MCAT retake, as well as working as an ER scribe. Does this look all right on medical school applications? Are there concerns with switching to part time financially?

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I think you're fine. I'm doing the same thing my last quarter. It'll save me a lot of money and time.
 

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I lowered my credit-load to work part time in research. I would go for it.
 

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My girlfriend is doing the same thing. She's taking two classes, doing research, and studying for the mcat.
 

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I did it. It was never even brought up in interviews. I don't think anyone noticed. And I wasn't even working a job in the medical field, I was just trying to save some money lol.
 
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Hi guys,

I'm a senior in my last semester of undergrad. I've completed all of my requirements (and more) except microbiology. I was thinking of just taking that one class and its lab, and then studying for an MCAT retake, as well as working as an ER scribe. Does this look all right on medical school applications? Are there concerns with switching to part time financially?

Thanks

If you have federal student loans, they go into repayment six months after you are no longer in school full-time. If you are at a private school and receiving financial aid from there, they may also require you to be full time to retain scholarship/grant eligibility.
 

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I'm doing the same thing, I have 11 credits left to graduate, but taking them all at once would dig a deep hole in my pocket. I split the credits into 6 this semester and 5 the next one. If you only do if for a semester or two then you're fine. No worries.
 
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I'm doing the same thing, I have 11 credits left to graduate, but taking them all at once would dig a deep hole in my pocket. I split the credits into 6 this semester and 5 the next one. If you only do if for a semester or two then you're fine. No worries.

Thanks! It'll be 4 credits this semester. But I've always taken 15-17 credits each semester.
 
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