how bad does it look to take organic chemistry 1 as pass/fail? I took it in Spring 2021 and passed the class and was able to go on to take organic chemistry 2 and get a good grade in it. I have graduated college now and am trying to figure out if it is worth it to take organic chemistry 1 again for a grade. Does anybody know any course offerings that are online or convenient for a person working a full time job? Do I even have to retake the class or will medical schools accept a pass/fail course?
A couple of things.
Why did you take the course pass/fail? Was a graded option available to you?
Some medical schools do not accept online courses for their required prerequisite courses.
I don’t think any medical schools allow grade replacement for an already taken course.
What was your second semester grade?
- I took the course pass/fail because I was doing very poorly in it and there was a graded option
- My second semester grade was an A
If there was a graded option, I believe medical schools will expect that you would have taken that option. And I do not think any medical schools allow grade replacement anymore.
But @WayOutWestMom will know for sure.
Do you know of any online offerings of organic chemistry 1 that is accredited?
If you plan to apply to medical schools, I think you should wait to see IF online courses and repeats of courses are a good idea.
Do I even have to retake the class or will medical schools accept a pass/fail course?
Medical schools do not accept P/F grades for pre-reqs (Exception: classes taken during covid which were P/F without the option for a grade).
Does anybody know any course offerings that are online or convenient for a person working a full time job?
Most medical schools do not accept online coursework for pre-reqs. (See MSAR for school-specific policies.)
I suggest that you retake Ochem 1 at your local community college. Most community colleges offer night and weekend classes, as well as hybrid course options.
Listen to @WayOutWestMom who knows this stuff.
IIRC orgo also has a lab component and I think you need to take the course with lab.
I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.
Retake org 1 and lab at your nearby 4 yr state college this fall.
You only need to retake ochem 1 lab if you took the lab portion of the class P/F.
I would not recommend that you take it at a community college. Med schools understand that community college classes are usually less rigorous than 4 yr college classes.