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I'm looking for some BTDT advice from people whose kids have been accepted to college with something other than the standard 3 credits w/ lab - Biology, Chemistry,Physics - on their transcripts. How have colleges reacted to students having other science w/ lab credits besides the "big 3?" My dd is not a stem student, but she's always loved Astronomy and she'd like to take the Astronomy class at the local CC as one of her science credits. They offer two options, Stellar Astronomy and Astronomy of the Solar System. They both are lab courses, transferable to the states 4-year unis (CSU & UC) and AA-degree applicable. Could she take this instead of taking Physics as one of her 3 science credits without adversely affecting her college application? I know you are supposed to look at colleges dc are interested in to make this decision, but that's not really helping me. She's in 9th so doesn't really know where she wants to go. Option 1 is doing 2 years of DE at the CC then transferring to a state school. Astronomy will work for that. But if she wants to go directly to a 4-year college: Some say specifically that you need Bio, Chem & Physics. How rigid is that? It seems like I read about kids all the time who have taken alternative sequences and still gotten into college. Is this right, or am I wishful thinking? Other colleges say "2 science required (3 preferred); one life science and one physical science required." It seems like Astronomy works in that case. What says the Hive?
Please let me know what your recommendations are for a good star projector and planet model. My boy is finally interested in something other than computer games - or maybe there's a good computer simulation? TIA