Are you saying taking courses like Microbiology is based on GPA? I actually completed majority of my B.S. in Biology at Georgia State. Unfortunately, at the time I attended GSU, A&P together were not required for my degree. I had to take the lab portion this past year along with other pre-req's such as Public Speaking, Sociology and Lifespan. I knew I just had to suck it up to get to where I want to be. Since my courses were older, I did have to take a few others, but I want to be a nurse, so I did what I had to. Now, it's possible for you to seek a CC, but I was told my courses were too old for the CC in my area and I would have had to start from scratch. The institution I attend now accepted a lot of my courses, and I did a little giving on my end as well by taking the required courses. If my now school would have said the same thing the CC said, I'd have went the CC route because that would have been best for me. You just have to explore ALL of your options in the metro area, and if you really want it, go the easiest/best route for you.