In CC now

<p>I'll be graduating from CC in the spring of 2007 with my AA. I'll be transferring after that where to not sure yet. Will attending a CC greatly hurt my chances at med school?</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure that in at least some instances, people from CC's go on to medical school, particularly if they are from "better" states or races and if they are not aiming particularly high.</p>

<p>what? What does going to cc have to do with aiming low? I went to cc for my first two years, worked really hard and came out with a great gpa, no debt, great research experience at top universities and transferred to a great 4 year. Going to cc just means you took a different route to school. Unless you do horribly at cc, you should not be afraid that you won't be able to get into med-school and you don't have to aim low either as the previous person insinuated.</p>

<p>Going to a CC will hurt your app. CC may be a different route to med school but it is not a great route. It's not impossible to get into med schools from a CC but it will be more difficult.</p>

<p>Perhaps I should have disclaimed my statement more completely.</p>

<p>My assumption is that your app will not be as strong as it would have been had you gone straight through a four year school, but I am quite confident that - assuming all other things go right - you still have a chance at medical school.</p>

<p>One of a few things you can do to help your app is to make sure to apply to many schools that are not among the hardest few to get into.</p>

<p>I do have a very strong GPA, went to CC for financial and family reasons.</p>

<p>Is there anything I can do after I transfer to make up for those courses? Anything more to do to show that I am serious and what not? I'd love the advice. Thanks.</p>

<p>I have a couple of friends who went to CC and got accepted into medical school this year - both on their second try. I do not believe that either were rejected the first time b/c of going to a CC, as both had issues with standard med school criteria that they subsequently fixed.</p>

<p>I honestly believe that you are at no significant disadvantage, and if you are, it is not that big. Of course you must be excelling at all the same things any other applicant is doing, so your grades must be good, you need a solid MCAT score, etc.</p>

<p>The other thing that is extremely important is that you must keep your grades at the same high level when you do transfer. Any slip at your new institution is probably magnified.</p>

<p>If you are worried about the CC being there, this is something you need to bring up in any interviews and if possible, your personal statement, explaining why you chose that route. I have a hard time believing that any admissions committee is so heartless as to hold CC against an applicant who has otherwise shown their abilty to be at satisfactory levels. </p>

<p>Finally what I hope BDM was really trying to say is that you always have the best chance of admission in your home state (except it appears if you are from CA). In this case your home state instituion is more likely to be familiar with your CC or at least have people they can ask about it. And my guess is that if you stayed close to your family, you are not as likely to be shooting for Harvard, Johns Hopkins, WashU, UW, or even Iowa (since you are from FL).</p>

<p>Gah. My communication skills are clearly inadequate, at least on this thread.</p>

<p>I meant to do two things:</p>

<p>1.) Rule out the automatic-rejection-from-everywhere scenario.</p>

<p>2.) If being from a CC hurts somebody, suggest one means to boost said somebody's odds. In this case, making sure to include at least some less-selective schools was my specific suggestion.</p>

<p>I'm actually hoping to transfer to UNC-CH for the fall of 2007. That is if I can get in coming from a CC. If not then I'll probably go to Uof Florida. Is it not a good idea to transfer to a four year institution that is outside of the state where I attended CC?</p>


<p>Depending on the reputation of the CC (and yes there are some CC's that do have greater name recognition than others), you may run into problems in what your new 4 year school accepts as credit. Usually, at least as far as I know, it is easier to transfer credit to a college that is close to your CC.</p>

<p>What I'm saying is that it's possible that going to UNC you'd have to retake some lower level courses to fit their gen ed requirements, whereas going to UF, it seems more likely that all the courses you took would transfer as credit and fill in the requirements. </p>

<p>Of course you can talk with both schools and see what they will and won't accept, and how they differ between each other, and which option saves you the most time and money.</p>

<p>Also realize, now that you've announced your intention to UNC, BDM can no longer help you. You have threatened to join the dark side (to him at least) ;)</p>

<p>I know I do appologize BDM. I on the other hand am not a very intimidating person a little on the tiny, and short side. That's why I had to get a big dog. I have checked with UNC and all my credits but one will transfer which is good at least. I really appreciate the help that you and BDM have given me. I never assumed it would be an easy road, just wanted to know if I was really screwing myself over.</p>

<p>My uncle went to a CC ( a state school that many people considered a CC) and transferred to a four-year university and went to medical school. He is a pediatrician at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. With hard work and dedication, you can and will obtain your goals. Also, just stay competitive and don't let negativity affect you. GOOD LUCK!</p>

<p>My brother works at Northwestern Hospital! What's your uncle's name?</p>