If you are motivated and bio is really your thing, I would STRONGLY encourage you self-study for the AP exam and try to get a 5 (it probably won't be that hard since you took that summer college course). Then you can go no-questions-asked straight into courses like cell bio (or molecular bio first if you want a more "gentle" introduction to MCDB), and you'll be able to take a greater number of more interesting, advanced courses during your 4 yrs. PM me if you'd like to talk more about bio at Yale or have any questions
Kdog044, I took E because, even though I'm more interested in molecular/cellular, I felt more comfortable with the material on E. That's a good idea livorneo, I might do that if I can, I'm already self studying AP Chem though (with no intention of taking the exam, just trying to make up for my school's poor chemistry classes).
In the long run, would having to take one intro class that I probably already know most of the material from really have much of an impact on the depth of classes I'd be able to take over 4 years/make the major significantly more difficult?
Thanks everyone for the responses, they're all very helpful
I'm a prospective humanities major and received a likely letter phone call Still stunned, still reeling, to say VERY least! I'm so beyond grateful.
As a side note to whoever mentioned this, I'm not able to access the admits.yale.edu page -- just theorizing, but maybe that's only for those students getting invites to the science/engineering weekend (so that they can register)?
I'm a prospective political science major and got my likely letter a week ago. It's a two page letter with congrats and describing all the great things at Yale, but no info to access admitted student pages or a tee shirt
Congratulations to all those who have received the phone calls about likely letters. Curiously, have you all had your interview already? Submitted mid-term reports? Just wondering what admissions counselors are requiring before making decisions on 'likely letters'.
Congratulations, that is amazing! My stats actually sound really similar to yours...wondering if maybe I could be getting a likely letter. Don't want to get my hopes up too much though. You should be extremely proud of yourself, good luck next year at Yale!!