lacrosse87

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I am currently working full-time while taking some post-baccalaureate classes and will be applying to Osteopathic Medical schools in the Summer of 2011. I will be retaking Physics II (Electricity & Magnetism) in Spring 2011 since I have a D in the class from freshman year. I was wondering if I would be able to get the old grade replaced for retaking the class. The problem is...

The class I plan on taking and the class I took are both Physics II, however the previous one was titled PHYS 151 (Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation) and the only class I will be able to take since I am working full-time is PHYS 102 (General Physics: Electromagnetism, Optics, and Modern Physics). Since I was an engineering major, we all had to take Phys 151, however most pre-meds at my school take PHYS 102. They're both Physics II classes for second semester freshmen. Since working full-time will not allow me to take PHYS 151, will the grade I receive in my PHYS 102 night class be able to replace my old PHYS 151 grade?

Thanks in advance. I emailed AACOMAS but haven't heard back from them and I'm getting antsy!
 

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Is the physics youre replacing with the second in the "series" of physics classes at this school??

As in is that the physics that counts as physics 2 for the students at that institution? If so youre golden.

As an undergrad I took physics 1 at an away school and it had a totally different title and number, but it was the physics 1 for those students at the away school. My school as well as accomas counted that as physics 1 without problem. However, I think your best answer would be to cold call a random admissions office and ask just to be sure! I am sure this is a common problem so try to stay calm!!!

OOPs I didnt see u answered my question since I my brain is swamped by biochemistry right now...I think you will be fine...but like I said call either aacomas again or an admissions office to be sure
 
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Call aacomas. They are lenient when it comes to replacement of very tough to find classes. They care more about what you study than the name of the course.
 

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I imagine this class will count with regards to grade replacement. I retook a good 15 classes or so and did not have trouble with grade replacement even though many classes were at different universities. So long as the content/title matches, it is highly likely you will be ok.
 
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Hey, thanks for the replies everyone. I still havent heard back from AACOMAS via email, but I'll try to look for a phone number to call them at or something.

To clarify my situation, both of these Physics II courses (so both of them are for 2nd semester freshman in a two semester sequence of mechanics followed by E&M) are offered at my university. Phys 151 is taken by all of the Physics and Engineering majors (I was Engineering) and Phys 102 is taken by Biology majors, pre-health students, and other students in the college of arts and sciences to fulfill some specific quanitative physical science requirement or something.