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Hello, I am a student a transfer student at UCLA and I am majoring in Sociology. I have taken a year of biology at my community college and got good grades in them. However,it only counts for LS1 & LS2 at Ucla. Am I supposed to take LS3 and LS4 and LS 23L? I went to an advisor and they gave me this advice but it seems repetitive if I have credit for a year of bio? Any information would be greatly appreciated. PS I really want to go to Ucla's medical school so I am willing to take 2 extra classes
Many med schools won’t accept community college classes for the pre-med requirements. I’d suggest you listen to your academic adviser and take the extra classes to ensure you can apply directly when the time comes.
Question about pre-med social media. My tumblr is only linked to my first name, and was linked under the description to my instagram and nowhere else. My insta also doesn't have my full name, only my first. Can an adcom member go so far as to check through all my fb pictures, see the one I posted through instagram, click on my instagram profile (which is private, but the link to my tumblr is in the desc, which is public) and then find my tumblr? I don't have any adcoms friended lol
Sounds like it might be possible? It might be easiest if you just unlink your instagram from your facebook (and just repost the photos manually) so you don’t have to worry. You could also set your Facebook to super private so only your friends can view your profile for the application cycle.
Most people changed their Facebook names or even deactivated during their application cycles just to be safe.
what do you think are effective study strategies for you?
I'm a student at UCLA and I'm going to be a second year. I mainly have Bs and 2 Cs in my prereqs (and 1 A in LS) and As in all my GEs. Should I just stop trying for med school now? Or do I just need to get my act together?
Get your act together! UCLA pre-med courses are tough and we also had our fair share of bad grades!
I struggled during my first year at UCLA and did not do as well as I wanted to. It took me a while to figure out the most effective study strategies and how to use resources to help me succeed. I had a C, some B’s, and one withdrawal (LS4). There are definitely ways to work around your mistakes.
Go to office hours, go to tutoring, find a study group, go to the test bank! Medical schools do look for an upward trend in GPA. Since you are only a 2nd year, you still have time to bring up your GPA. Don’t give up!
Hi! I'm moving to the LA area, and I wanted to start taking some classes at a community college. Do you have any recommendations of community colleges where I can take science classes? Thanks for your help :)
Pasadena City College is a popular place to take community college classes (source: 2 cousins took classes there before transferring to Northeastern & CalTech)
I'm going into my Junior year and I am worried about my GPA/grades. I had a bad semester that brought my GPA down to a 3.4. I gotten mostly B's and a few A's in my Pre-Reqs. I still have to take Physics I/II, Orgo II and Biochem. EC's are research, ER volunteer, tutor, leader in 2 science clubs and a few more little things. Will the GPA ruin me? I'm going to try to raise it. I feel like I have too many B's.
You’ll be fine. Keep it above a 3.0 and show an upward trend.
Do you have any time left for your hobbies ,or you Only think about medicine and that stuff? Do you have social life?
We definitely make time to socialize and do fun things with friends!
For research, do you suggest emailing multiple professors you're interested in working with? What if more than one of them says yes? How do you decline the other one?
Email first. If you do get more than one positive reply/interview, politely decline the one you are less interested in. Be honest about accepting another position elsewhere and thank them for their time. Keep it short and sweet; professors understand that students need to pursue the opportunities that make them happy.
Would taking classes at a community college raise my GPA even after I've graduated?
As long as you add it to your AMCAs application, it will be calculated into your GPA. Medical schools may treat these classes differently in regards to fulfilling prereqs, but your actual GPA would reflect the changes.
Hello! I was wondering if you could give me methods of raising my GPA. For instance, can I take classes at a community college after I've graduated? Thanks so much!
This answered question should help. You can definitely take classes at a CC or through a university’s extension program too. Remember that your science GPA and your cumulative GPA will be calculated separately in your AMCAs so focus on taking science classes for higher grades.
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