- Oct 7, 2014
Well first off I just wanted to start off by giving a little information about me and then dive into the main question. I am currently attending a community college to obtain my Associates in chemistry. That includes chem 1&2, orgo 1&2, calc 1&2, Physics 1&2, with a few electives. I then plan to transfer to a University to pursue a bachelors in biochemistry. All of the courses except for physics transfer (why I have to take them at cc, I don't know, but they are required for the degree). After all is said and done with that, EC's, and of course, the MCAT I desire to apply to medical school. Now I will get to the main point; Why do medical schools "shoot down" applicants with cc credits? I am only attending cc currently because I didn't really try in high school (graduated with 3.1 and 19 ACT which I am soon retaking) and for financial reasons. I have currently read multiple posts on this forum and other sources saying that applicants with cc credits have lower percentage acceptance than those whom don't. Can someone explain this to me?