Just to be considered?

<p>Okay, so I was sitting in one of my classes a few days ago and we randomly got off topic and started talking about college. I told my teacher that I wanted to go to Emory University and she said I had to take phycis or they wouldn't even consider me but when I went on Emory's website, they said nothing about this. So if what my teacher says is true is there any other class I need to be considered or is this just some random junk that I need not pay attention to?</p>

<p>I'm not super familiar with Emory but I highly doubt they would not consider you on just that one fact. Would physics look like a good and challenging class on your transcript? Probably. However, if you have solid science courses, you should be fine.</p>

<p>Emory's website says:</p>

<p>Admission</a> Considerations</p>

<p>"The Admission Committee will pay closest attention to an applicant’s high school course of study and grades. We understand the availability of honors, AP, and IB courses varies from school to school. Within the context of the applicant’s school, we will expect that the student has taken a solid load of the more challenging courses available. Most competitive students will have a B+/A- average or better within a rigorous course of study."</p>

<p>They do not go into any more detail, so there is no specific requirement for physics at Emory. </p>

<p>Some schools do list the number of years of science they require and some will want you to to take physics for engineering or architecture.</p>

<p>Thanks guys (I spelled physics wrong too. I'm so off today...) but I'm still kinda worried. Should I talk to my gc or just let it go (I would take the class for the sake of getting into the school but if I don't have to then I REALLY don't want to)</p>

<p>Something also to consider--do a lot of kids in your school take Physics and are a lot of your fellow peers going to apply to Emory? That would probably be the main issue and reason that may force you to take physics. Otherwise, I think you're fine.</p>

<p>Call Emory's admissions office to find out if they have a physics requirement. </p>

<p>Beyond required classes, esgee is correct that you will want to be a competitive applicant at Emory. That is perhaps what your teacher was eluding to rather than that physics is an absolute requirement for admission.</p>

<p>Okay, I understand now. I am going to have to take the class too <em>sigh</em> because everyone I know that wants to go there is taking physics and also an advanced math class higher then mine. So I'll have to take it then. Well, thanks everyone for your help!</p>

<p>I think that is the point the teacher was trying to make, get yourself competitive. Good luck.</p>