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  1. I just had all of my transcripts uploaded by CASPA. And, I’ve approved them, but do I have to match the prerequisites to the programs or will CASPA do that for me if I opt out? Thx
  2. Hello, I am currently a freshmen at a four year university. My university does not offer anatomy and physiology with lab, just anatomy and physiology. I know that most pa schools require A&P with lab. Do you guys have any suggestions? Any help will be very much appreciated!
  3. Hi everyone! I'm really hoping someone on here can ease my anxiety right now because I am really freaking out. I have recently been accepted into a really great PA program that I am in love with and can't wait to attend. Earlier today I received an email stating that they would start verifying the prerequisites of all the admitted students to make sure that they meet the requirements of the program [including that all science courses with labs are taken in person, they are intended for science majors (not allied health, health science, or nursing majors), all prerequisite courses received a letter grade (no AP credit on transcript for prerequisites), they are not expired, ect.]. I don't know why the heck I am just now realizing this (literally hate myself so much right now for being so negligent), but the microbiology course I took was not intended for science majors and was instead for the health sciences. This does not and will not fulfill the prerequisite I need for Microbiology. I am hoping and praying that maybe they will perhaps skim it over and not notice? The program matriculates this summer and so it is too late at this point for me to register and take the correct microbiology class. Luckily, if I do have to give up my seat in this program due to this careless mistake, I have also been accepted into another PA program that will count my class and so it will not be an issue. But I am absolutely in love with the program I decided to attend and am just really really freaking out right now. Does anyone think that there is a chance the admissions committee won't notice that it's the incorrect microbio class? Has anyone experienced something similar to this before? Thank in advance for any questions answered and advice given.
  4. I had a question about putting in prerequisite courses for individual schools. I repeated a few pre-req courses, such as Bio 1 and Chem 1, and was wondering when putting in the pre-requisite courses for individual schools do I include the Bio 1 course I took the first time and the repeat for the Bio pre-req or can I just put the repeat course grade? Thank you in advance!
  5. Are there any PA schools that accept AP credit for prerequisite course like Biology or Chemistry? I know it is highly suggested to retake this courses in college or of a higher level but I am graduating in the upcoming spring and would not be able to complete this in time. Are there any places aside from community college I can take these course, possibly online?
  6. Have any of you had to update your coursework after finalizing your application? I submitted my application on late June and I just finished a pending course on July 12th. I had initially entered the course as "In progress" and now I have edited it to "Complete" in Transcript Entry. Do I still have to the whole "Review & Finalize My Transcripts" again? I noticed that in "Program Materials" the section on Prerequisites, where you assign your coursework to the program's required classes, shows this warning of "You have not added any coursework yet!" It doesn't make sense that it's saying that and I really don't want to mess this up. I've already e-mailed CASPA but I'm sure they're flooded with questions at this time. If anybody has had any issues with this please let me know! Also, good luck to everyone applying!! Thank you!
  7. I want to take some science courses to raise my sGPA and was wondering where people have taken online courses? I graduated with a degree in biology so i'm looking for more specific science courses, like pathology and immunology rather than general bio and chemistry. Any help would be appreciated!!
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    I don't know if this has been asked before, but I will ask anyway since I really need some advice. Long story short, I took Anatomy and physiology I at a community college the first time and received a C and I also received a Withdraw in Anatomy and Physiology II. I will be transferring to a 4-year university this Fall 2015 as a junior and I am not sure if I should just retake Anatomy and Physiology at the University where it is offered as separate courses or if I should just retake them at the same community college again while I am enrolled at the university. I asked the PA programs I want to apply to and they have no preference on where you take your courses; however I am just worried that it will hinder my application to be taking community college courses while I am enrolled at a university since it may look like I am taking the easy way out. Any advice? Thanks! - Kate
  9. Does anyone know if there are drawbacks to applying to a PA program if I still have one prerequisite to complete? All the programs say it is okay to apply with one or two left to finish. For me, I'll either have genetics or organic chemistry left to take after I apply and I’m wondering if that will have a negative impact on my chances for an interview. Of course I would still have enough time to complete the necessary prereqs before each school’s actual deadline.
  10. I'm looking for advice on taking a prerequisite Chemistry II class because I'm unsure how the admissions office will view my potential decision. The school I'm currently at offers a Chemistry II class specifically for science and pre-med majors, however it's only in the evening and I work evenings. I could take the evening class, but then that means working part-time at current job and then getting a second part-time job - not ideal. There's another school that offers a Chemistry II class for the general student population that I could attend in the morning. But will the admissions office see this as me not wanting to take the class specifically for science majors and view it as taking an easier class? Or will they overlook it all since I also have to take an organic chemistry class?
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