I decided to take physics 1 this summer through UNE Online rather than my post-bacc institution for a number of reasons. The most significant one is that I can complete UNE courses in 16 weeks regardless of the time of year, whereas summer sessions at my home institution are 8 weeks. When I asked my program director if I needed to schedule an advising appointment if I am planning on taking classes elsewhere, she claims I can’t take UNE Online classes because they are not synchronous. I’m not convinced she is correct given that UNE is affiliated with a DO school. When I looked at various medical school websites, most of not all only require that coursework is completed at a regionally accredited university. While UNE does not indicate on their transcripts that the classes are taken online, I emailed the student advisor I’ve been in touch with there to see if the transcripts indicate classes are asynchronous and if students had problems with med/professional schools accepting their coursework. Finally, I contacted a few DO schools where I requested information to confirm they will accept UNE Online courses.
I have never taken physics ever and math is my weakness. I told her that I believed a self paced course with a 16 week timeline will increase my chances for success, given that I can spend more time on concepts that may be difficult (provided the course is completed within the required time frame).
Has anyone had issues with med schools not accepting UNE Online courses, or is this just a scare tactic from the program director? This is not the first time she criticized my (reasonable) choices that very likely are not going to reduce my chances of acceptance.