I'm an upcoming junior in high school who's stressing out a lot about college, so this may be a long description.
My current plans are to attend OSU and major in mechanical engineering, while also completing the pre med requirements for medical school. With Ohio's CCP (college credit plus) program, I would've been able to take a few courses that would transfer as college credit. The classes that I am taking in these next two years or have taken already are:
Ap Chemistry, Ap Bio, Ap Physics C, Ap Physics 2, Anatomy and Physiology (CCP)
Ap Lang, Ap Lit
Fundamentals of Engineering 1 and 2 (CCP)
Ap Statistics (3 on the exam), Ap Calculus BC, Multivariable calculus (CCP)
APUSH (4 on the exam)
My current gpa is a 5.1 (weighted), 3.71 (unweighted)
Assuming that I pass all of these classes and gain credits from these classes, I have a few questions in mind.
1) Is it possible for me to have a college experience/ decent social life if I'm a mechanical engineering major looking into medical school?
2) Is it possible to enter OSU at a "sophomore" level if I have the majority of freshman courses done? In other words, could I graduate early or have an extra year/ semester/ time for my premed reqs and research and clinical experience?
3) I know Medical school admission is very gpa and MCAT heavy, and engineering is notorious for being a gpa killer, how difficult is it to maintain a gpa of 3.5+ in MechE?
4) Would I have enough time to add a minor in Psychology?
5) Would I have time for extracurriculars like sports and orchestras?
6) When do you apply for medical school during undergrad? And when do you take the MCAT? Do you have time to retake the MCAT if your first score wasn't what you hoped?