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In general, how do medical/graduate schools look at repeat courses? I'm transferring to a new university this coming fall (making me a first year again) therefore I have the opportunity to retake some of the courses I have already taken at my previous school. In this case, would it still be a "retake" if the course codes are different? For example I took Intro to Psychology first year but my new school also offers a similar course for first years called Psychology - Foundations. I'm a little confused on whether or not I should be taking the course again or just find some other electives to fill these gaps ... same with biology ( Biology 1 vs. Intro to Biology). 

Additionally, my transferred credits do not come with a grade to my new university just a credit. Does that mean the course/grade won't count when it comes to grad school application?

A little confused about all this, appreciate any help!

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retaking a course just counts as an additional course, it doesn't replace your old grade. So if you got a 2.0 in a course and then a 4.0 you would report both and it would end up contributing a 3.0, mathematically. So it would just count for two first year psych courses in your example.

When it comes time for med school apps you will send transcripts from both your undergrad universities, so it doesn't really matter what the new university interprets your old one's credits as. It would be based on how its presented in each individual transcript.

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:54 PM, bearded frog said:

retaking a course just counts as an additional course, it doesn't replace your old grade. So if you got a 2.0 in a course and then a 4.0 you would report both and it would end up contributing a 3.0, mathematically. So it would just count for two first year psych courses in your example.

When it comes time for med school apps you will send transcripts from both your undergrad universities, so it doesn't really matter what the new university interprets your old one's credits as. It would be based on how its presented in each individual transcript.

Thanks for the clarification!

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