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I’m currently attending a quarterly-based credit college and get 3 credits in some of my crucial prerequisite classes. All the pre-pa programs I’ve looked at say something along the lines of “Organic Chemistry - 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours” but my college only gives 3 quarter hours for a class like this.

I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. If my college gives 3 hours when I need 4, how do I get that additional hour? So confused!

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Probably have to take the next in the series and have two 3-credit-hour courses. That's all I can think that might work.

My first recommendation is to call the schools you're interested in though to verify. I'm almost certain no schools will make an exception to the 4-credit-hour requirement though.

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@DarcyJ my concern is for example, General Biology I gives me 3 credits and I need 4. Same for General Biology II, Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II, etc. I can’t take an Organic Chemistry III, as it doesn’t exist and my II requirement still isn’t fulfilled. Of course. I’m reaching out to programs now, just figured I’d ask here while waiting for a response.

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Are the labs included in those three credits? You should be taking labs with at least some, if not most, of your science classes. When separated from the lecture class, labs are often one to two credits and you can usually express that in the CASPA application when you select your pre-reqs for each program. This is just my experience from applying this last cycle having completed courses with both semesters and quarters. You could always call specific programs just to be sure too!

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[mention=118449]DarcyJ[/mention] my concern is for example, General Biology I gives me 3 credits and I need 4. Same for General Biology II, Organic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry II, etc. I can’t take an Organic Chemistry III, as it doesn’t exist and my II requirement still isn’t fulfilled. Of course. I’m reaching out to programs now, just figured I’d ask here while waiting for a response.
Yeah I understand the problem. I got my first degree on a quarters system. Only our chemistry and biology series had three quarters each to equal the two semesters. So, it surprises me your school doesn't.

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