I am a risong senior and I have applied to the university of Minnesota for fall 2015 already. However, I never actually looked at the high school course requirements for freshman admission and noticed that I need physics to be considered for admission to the college of biological sciences. This is a problem because my small school (200 total students) has not offered physics for three years, for lack of enough student interest.
I could have arranged to work one on one in an independent study situation with my science teacher, but my handbook says that I have to request this 30 days prior to the start of the semester (19 days away as of today.) Now I'm sure that I could still argue my case for this and could very well win. The only obstacle may be the fact that the school would be required to pay my teacher more for this and they will not be willing to.
My other option is to add a dual enrollment physics course offered at my local CC. I've done many of these courses but never one as intense as physics. It would prove more of a challenge but I'm sure I can manage if I tried. The only problem here is a possible conflict between the CC physics and a required high school course.
Or, I could just be over thinking this and making it a bigger problem than it is. I also don't have the one year of art, and I've heard that colleges are lenient about that requirement. I know I'm well above average in all other aspects for admission to the U of MN and I would hope that this one requirement wouldn't hurt my chances too much...just need some advice how to proceed.