According to the "Advanced Placement Credit" chart (for Warren College), I am exempted from "two courses from Bio 1 or 2" and that I "may not take Bio 1 or 2." Are Bio 1 and 2 the same as BILD 1 and 2? I'm assuming that they are. However, I intended on taking BILD 1-3 in preparation for the MCAT. Would you guys recommend taking the BILD series(w/o getting credit) or taking the upper-division Bio courses?
Wait, so it's mandatory that I take BILD? Because according to the admission websites of some medical schools (i.e Johns Hopkins, Drexel, UCSD), the requirements are one year of college-level Biology. Wouldn't that include either lower-division Biology and upper-division Biology? And also, according the med school pamphlet that the UCSD career center published (http://career.ucsd.edu/sa/Handouts/medicine.pdf), it is recommended that we take upper-division Biology courses if we already have AP credit for Biology. I'm totally confused right now, haha.
*some* medical schools require one year of college-level bio, meaning anything in the undergrad range covers it.
*other* medical schools specifically call for one year of lower-division biology (general bio, while upper-div has a specialization) and you can't use AP credit or upper-division courses to cover it. UCD is one of these schools. my guess it that the career center just wants you to continue with your major and stay on track -- if the need arises for you to take BILD1/2/3 as a senior, you'll be all the more prepared for it.
chemistry also has a similar problem, and it's not unheard of for graduating seniors to enroll in chem 6a/b/c in efforts to make their med schools happy.
the grades will still show up (your professors still report them) but i doubt the med schools will take that into account -- besides, in the grand scheme of things, a few hundredths of a grade point isn't going to matter much?
and even though med schools probably won't look at the BILD grades if u retake them, would this be one of those situations where we would "have" to get like an A, b/c med school admissions ppl would think "if he got a 5 on AP Bio, how come he didn't get an A?"
there's no way for you to get a record of you auditing a class, since you're not officially enrolled. also, some med schools (UC Davis is one) won't accept AP credit for the lower-division biology requirement.