Although accepted by UNH, AP credit is not universally accepted by medical, dental, and other health professions programs.
If you have AP credit for any prerequisite courses (except for ENGL 401), we strongly recommend taking the equivalent course at UNH.
If you have placed out of one of the above courses and do not take the equivalent course, an applicant will need to take additional upper-level courses in that subject area.
If you choose to retake a course at UNH that already has AP credit, you will forfeit the AP credit since you cannot receive credit for a duplicate course.
Prerequisite sciences courses at other schools
It is important to build a strong foundation in the sciences to succeed in your intended graduate program.
The first-year science sequences are building blocks for the upper-level sciences.
Completing the foundation courses at the same school that you will complete the upper-level course leads to greater success and develop stronger connections with your science faculty.
Note that not all graduate programs accept science prerequisites completed at a community college. Unless circumstances make it necessary for you to take community college courses, you may want to reconsider this.
If there are other courses that you are interested in completing at a community college, you should check with your major advisor to be sure they will fulfill University requirements. It is rarely advisable to split a two-semester science course between different schools.
Graduate schools want evidence that a prospective student performs well in a rigorous curriculum.
Whether you are in a science or non-science major, it is important to demonstrate you perform well while taking at least two lab science prerequisite courses simultaneously and as part of a full course load.
There may be circumstances that require you to take a prerequisite in the summer, such as very structured major requirements or student-athletes who cannot fit in required lab times.
You are encouraged to discuss your situation with the Health Professions office.
Repeating a Course
If you receive a C- in a course, you may wish to repeat the course because you did not gain a sufficient foundation in that subject.
C is commonly the lowest grade a health professions program will accept. (Check the website of the individual schools).
If you received a grade of C or C-, rather than repeating the same course and assuming an understanding of the materials, consider taking an upper-level course in the same area and demonstrating success in and understanding the more advanced concepts.
If you receive a grade lower than a C- you will need to re-take the course.
For medical schools applicants, when applying, the repeated course grades are averaged.