Because of my hectic schedule, I was unable to fit physics into my schedule, and I know it is not only required in a lot of schools to have 4 years of science (especially if you are going into medical school) but also to have physics. what are the chances of me getting in with no physics?
Hi there @MNstudent,
It's definitely important to have four years of science if you're applying as STEM or pre-med to elite schools. We even recommend doubling up on sciences so that you take two within a given year to show a deep interest in the subject material.
If taking physics at your high school isn't an option for you, I'd suggest taking a community college course in the subject either concurrently during the school year or over the summer. I'd also suggest demonstrating an interest by taking an online course or some sort of certification program if you can find one.
If you can't find an academic outlet for physics, I'd suggest having taken the other two major sciences (Biology and Chemistry) at the AP level, and then trying to bring additional science in via extracurriculars to really demonstrate your commitment to the subject.
As for requirements, you'll need to check each of the course recommendations from your prospective schools to see how many years of science (and what types) are required.
Hope this helps!
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