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Do community college classes look bad when applying to graduate school?

omegared179omegared179 Posts: 254Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2010 in Graduate School
Hi, I am a freshman at a top public school, and I am currently doing fairly well, albeit with a lot of GEs. I am planning on applying to mFE programs after I graduate and eventually to MBA programs. I wanted to take calculus at a community college this summer, and I would get credits towards my major (econ), but my grades wouldn't count towards my GPA. Would this look very bad when applying to graduate school?


Thanks very much
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Replies to: Do community college classes look bad when applying to graduate school?

  • WilliamCWilliamC Posts: 785Registered User Member
    As long as your university accepts the transfer credit you should be fine, particularly if you use the space freed up by taking the summer class to add additional upper level course work or research. Double check with the math department or whatever office handles transfer credit before you commit. They'll probably want a course outline or some such from the CC department.

    Not really a big deal, but - Be aware that when you apply to graduate school you'll get to supply ALL your official transcripts to all the places you're applying, so taking summer classes locally will add a bit of annoying complexity (not to mention cost) at a very stresful time.

    Good Luck!
  • ixingtonixington Posts: 118Registered User Junior Member
    CC classes didn't stop me.

    I don't think graduate admissions committee care where you earned your lower-div credits as long as the institution is accredited.
  • wingz33r0wingz33r0 Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    In fact, having those credits of calculus should help you rather than hurt if. It's better than not having credit for calculus at all.
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