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Hello, I'm a senior with public health major. I want to complete my Public Health bachelors at my current college but I want to take the leftover Pre-reqs for PA at a community college at the same time due to financial reasons. Do you think PA schools care if some of the prereqs are taken at a community school? 

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Most of the ones I applied too do not such as general chemistry, human anatomy, microbiology, or lower level biology. Some might for classes such as organic chemistry or biochemistry.  Your best bet would be to inquire to your programs. I am retaking some expired classes at a community college.

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I took ALL of my prereqs at CCs, none of the programs I applied to had a problem with it. While researching 50+ programs, I only came across two that wanted a few advanced science courses taken through universities. It’s not common. Schools know  a lot of applicants are taking or retaking courses on their own dime, for many of us community colleges are the only way to do it. 

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I found that when I contacted most schools, they didn’t specify that they wanted prereq courses from a 4 year institution, but preferred to have them from there. At least in terms of a+p, Orgo, biochem, and micro kind of classes. Lower level classes like gen bio and gen chem weren’t as frowned upon


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I found that when I contacted most schools, they didn’t specify that they wanted prereq courses from a 4 year institution, but preferred to have them from there. At least in terms of a+p, Orgo, biochem, and micro kind of classes. Lower level classes like gen bio and gen chem weren’t as frowned upon


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I’ve not seen that, especially for working adults who take classes where they can.

Still, checking with specific schools is a fine idea.


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The two schools I spoke with before I applied required that their prereqs were completed at a 4 year institution. One of which im currently attending. Im not saying that its an immediate rejection, but if it comes down to you an another person with the same credentials, it may make the difference

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