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I didn’t take math in high school, and want to apply to premed or biology. Some colleges require math for these programs. Is there a way for me to still get into these programs without math? I have a solid 4.0 gpa.

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• 2 years ago[edited]

You will be at a huge disadvantage applying to American colleges without taking math in HS. Even Public State Colleges (UArizona, UOregon) with 85-90% acceptance rates require 3-4 years of HS math (2 years Algebra, 1 year HS Geometry is a minimum).

At this point, the only way u can show you are proficient in math is to have a decent score on the Math Section of the SAT or ACT. For the schools I mentioned with high acceptance rates, that would be like +550 SAT, +25 ACT. If you are applying to more competitive schools the stats would have to align with their admitted 50% percentile stats.

Alternatively, you can enroll in a college algebra course and get a strong grade and submit that. Doing these things is no guarantee that you qualify but it at least shows you have evidence of math comprehension.

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• 2 years ago

How were you able to go through high school without a single math course? Nearly all high schools require at least 3 years of math to graduate.

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Unweighted GPA:** 3.7**

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SAT: **720 math**

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| **800 verbal**

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I actually studied IGCSE and Alevels. I meant that I didn’t take math in A levels but have and A

in IGCSE math