Do the medical schools allow you to use AP Credits to fulfill pre-req or do I have to take the general classes(like general chem and general physics) again? Or do they have a system where if I skip Biology using AP Credits I have to take a higher level Biology class? Basically, my question is: Can I use AP Credits to fulfill pre-med requirements?
The answer to your question is both yes and no. Using AP Credits to fulfill pre-medical prerequisites is so individually based on each medical school. It’s a good idea to get some target schools on your list, and keep track of which ones do and do not accept AP Credit. This information can be found on each medical school’s website. Most schools are leaning away from “requirements” in terms of classes to take during undergrad, and are moving more towards preferences and competencies. If you have AP Credit for biology, for instance, you can demonstrate biological competency by taking some upper level biology courses.
That being said, if some of the schools you are interested in have requirements and do accept AP Credits for specific classes, make sure that your credit for this class appears on your transcript, not just as “departmental credit.”
Feel free to stop by our advising hours if you have any more questions, or if you’d like to discuss your situation on an individual basis!
-Owen, PMH Advisor