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I just realized i did this and now that i've been told by an amcas rep. that they only consider a class physics if it is a physics class, meaning it begins with PHY (physics), not AST (astronomy). Even if your AST class was heavily phyics oriented, they dont care. So my question is what do I do now. Or will the problem be corrected by amcas (meaning they'll figure out my new science gpa and also relist AST under physical sciences instead of physics). Anyway, this is definitely something that will delay the #$%@ out of my application. Anyway i can avoid this delay.
 

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Hey J,

This exact opposite thing happened to me last year. I listed my astronomy class (actually IN the astronomy department at my school) as a physical science and AMCAS moved it to BCPM. Brought my GPA down too. Grrrrr. Anyway, it only took them about four months to verify my application, even with the grade change! :D But that was last year. It probably won't add too much time to yours.
 
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wait, so they did the changing themselves right. You didnt need to re-submit the application. Also, why the hell are they telling me it doesnt count as physics when they told you it did, and kind of forcefully i might add. Maybe they will let mine go, im not sure. Should i harrass them about counting it in as bcpm, cuz i did get an A in the class.
 
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Is it taught by the physics department? That's the litmus test for all of this. That said, it's over and done with. Time to start worrying about much more important things. If AMCAS believes that something is wrong, they will fix it.
 

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I don't think it has much to do with the department your class was taught in (like I said, mine was in the astro dept and was eventually switched to be counted as actual physics); it has more to do with which AMCAS person happens to be working on your application. I don't think you can do much about it either way. They will change it, you don't have to resubmit or anything. That's what verification is for. Probably won't make much of a difference in the long run, so I wouldn't sweat it anymore. Gotta use that worrying energy for interviews! Good luck!
 
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Thanks wednesday, and exactly how many days or even weeks is my application gonna be backed up for verification, now that the aamc ppl are gonna be fixing something up?? And thas with the assumption that nothing else needs fixing.
 
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