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Retaking Non-Science Prereqs at a Community College Courses

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Hey everyone! 

I’m a recent graduate from UCI that’s looking to start taking prerequisites for PA school. I graduated with a BA in a social science field (pretty average gpa. Ended with a 3.37), so I don’t have any science courses. I’ve been researching formal postbacc programs, but the tuition is something I don’t think I can pay for at this time.

I’ve been looking up Open University with CSUs to get a better idea, and it would be way cheaper to do prerequisites with an informal program. I’ve been seeing that most people suggest taking science courses at a university so I’m leaning towards that! However, for courses such as Statistics, Psychology (prerequisites that are NOT science) would it be acceptable to take those at a community college? I took both Stats and Psych during my undergrad but I want to retake them for better grades. 

Does anyone know if I’d be ok retaking those classes at a community college or if I should just go ahead and take them again at a local university?  

Side note to the main point of the post, but anyone with advice and stories on switching to the medical field after academics/professional careers/experience in other fields would be super helpful and reassuring!

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I took ALL of my pre-reqs at a community college. I applied to 9 schools, got 8 interviews. So I say go for it as there are only a handful of schools that specifically state they want pre req at a 4 year school. 

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