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Advanced Placement Courses

Many medical schools will not accept AP scores as a substitute for requisite premedical science courses. They will, however, accept advanced course work of comparable length in the same discipline in which the student has an AP score.

Thus, if you have AP credit in Chemistry and decide not to take General Chemistry, you should plan on taking advanced course work in Chemistry (or perhaps Biochemistry) equal to a full year with laboratory. Organic Chemistry does not count in this case since it is already one of the courses required for admission to medical school.

Please contact an advisor to discuss AP credits and the premedical requirements.