organicchem in high school?

<p>Hey Everyone,</p>

<p>I was wondering if it was possible to take organic chemistry at the college level, a class dreaded by many, in high school...</p>

<p>I'd like to get it out of the way, and also I'm running out of Science courses to take my senior year.</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>Yeah, it's possible if there's a local college you can attend for it. A friend of mine (who wants to be a Chemical Engineer) took Organic Chem (as well as some other such classes) at a local college his senior year. It's definitely possible, if you can handle it.</p>

<p>I did it. It is a *****... Because one's intelligence counts for naught, only a person's memorizing skill.</p>

<p>I've never understood why it's thought to be hard. It's really just boring.</p>

<p>^At most schools it's a weeder class.</p>

<p>Alright, well I'm planning on applying to an ivy-league school (Brown is where I'm aiming), I'm kind of concerned about the credits being able to transfer.</p>

<p>And the colleges in my vicinity are:
Forsyth Community College
Wake Forest University</p>

<p>Will those suffice? And who would I contact?</p>

<p>I was in the same boat you are in. Organic Chem is not a that hard of a subject, but because it is a weed out class, it becomes difficult. The material may be easy for you, but the fact that the professor is basically trying to get you to fail out of the class is not. Take a more advanced inorganic. That is what I am ending up doing. Doesn't Wake Forest have a fairly high percentage of pre-med majors? If that is true, definitely avoid that class until college. Organic Chem's main target is at idealistic pre-meds. You do not want to get in the way of that battle. Wait until you have the feel for college. It is much better to get an A in college than lower in high school.</p>

<p>First check if the credits will transfer to Brown, and any other university where you think you may likely end up. If both are acceptable I would recommend the community college primarily because you can expect smaller classes and it's cheaper.</p>