college advice

  1. V

    Help a confused student

    Hello all! I just got my college acceptances back for my undergraduate schools! Right now, I'm stuck between two different universities and was wondering if any of you guys could help me with that. I know that the UCs aren't typically good pre-med programs, but I was wondering which of these...
  2. G

    Picked UCSD over Berkeley

    Hi all, I wanted to say that I am posting this not to necessarily seek reassurance although that may seem contradictory but just to see if I significantly hindered my chances of an admission into Med school or potentially increased them. So basically I was admitted to both campuses. At first I...
  3. shinebright

    What should I focus on in senior year of college, if I plan on taking a gap year with low gpa/EC's?

    This school year; 2019-2020 is my last year of undergrad. I've decided to take a gap year after college so I can improve my application. My gpa and EC's are quite low and I am planning on taking the MCAT later this year. What should I focus on this year to increase my chances of being accepted...
  4. S

    Vet Health Science Major?

    Hello. I just wanted to know if it would be a bad idea to go to a school that offers a degree in vet health science and vet technology and not major in either if I might want to be a vet. I originally choose the school for this specific major but am beginning to have second thoughts due to the...
  5. O

    Should I go into forensic psychology? Is it worth it?

    Hi, I just found this website and I thought this might be the perfect place to ask some questions. I'm going into college soon and I was thinking about majoring in psychology. I was reading about all of the different psychology career paths and forensic psychology caught my interest. Correct me...
  6. K

    entry into PICU

    this is definitely going to be the most GENERAL question ever, but what does PICU encompass? by that i mean as a first year college student, what is the pathway for getting into PICU? why are YOU interested in PICU? what are subspecialties and are they relevant to studying for PICU? (i.e. does...
  7. K

    entry into PICU

    this is definitely going to be the most GENERAL question ever, but what does PICU encompass? by that i mean as a first year college student, what is the pathway for getting into PICU? why are YOU interested in PICU? what are subspecialties and are they relevant to studying for PICU? (i.e. does...
  8. J

    Help with College Research, Junior in HS

    Hi, I'm from Montana and am interested in a career in the medical field. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for good pre-med schools in the PNW, but also including California? I would like to stay on the West Coast, but if you have any East Coast schools you're dying to recommend, let...
  9. whosnisarg

    Did I Screw Myself?

    Hey guys. I'm a little freaked out - this whole time, I've been preparing for the dental route (started shadowing, learned terminology, did some assisting with my dad's friends), even choosing a college that has an articulation program for dental, but not for medicine. After a month of hard...
  10. Leviathan One

    Undergraduate Major

    I am soon going to have to select a major for college. Aspiring to be a surgeon should I be in a certain field or does it really matter what I do as long as i take the minimum required classes the get into medical school?
  11. C

    Stony Brook vs. Drexel

    I have recently been accepted to Stony Brook and Drexel. I'm extremely excited to get both acceptances but both of them were going through curriculum changes and I'm not sure how much of a guinea pig I want to be. Here's a summary of their changes: Drexel: They just changed from Traditional to...
  12. D

    College choice and being active duty enlisted

    Hello to everyone here. I'm currently a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy, and I'm halfway done with my 5 year enlistment. I'm currently stationed at Camp Pendleton, at a Marine Corps command. Last June I started my pursuit of a Bachelors in Biology at National University, a local...
  13. P

    Choosing a College...

    Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I am seeking advice regarding my future college decision where I plan to attend in the fall as a pre-med, majoring in psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience (bs). Here are the two schools and the comparisons so far: California Lutheran...
  14. A

    CCNY (CUNY City College of New York)?

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone is attending/attended CCNY for psychology. Does anyone know if this college is good? In terms of education, safety, etc. I'm researching about this school because I'm a senior in high school, and there are some opposing opinions. Websites such as the U.S. News...
  15. J

    what major should i major in as I like chemistry and biology more?

    Hi, I am a freshman at community college. I graduated high school with a GPA of 3.8. At the high school, I got a C in chemistry, then A in honors math classes such as algebra, geometry, Algebra II. My first semester at college I had taken the below courses so far. I will start my physics classes...
  16. D

    I need help/advice..

    Okay so I'm currently in community college because I dropped out of high school and got my GED. I have 12 credits completed so far since this next semester begins my 2nd year. I'm hoping to transfer after this next year and go to either a 4-year college or University for Pre-Vet because I want...
  17. MedSchoolDreamzzz

    Need Advice and Guidance!!!

    Hello, Im a Freshman college student currently attending Austin Community College in Austin Texas! I'm Currently enrolled as a general studies major since community college's only have two year programs. Im really looking forward into Transferring to University of Texas at Austin next summer! Im...
  18. S

    How do I develop discipline?

    Ever since high school, I've always done things when I feel like it, never really having a tinge of consistency. All this was able to work until I got to college when there was actual responsibilities and greater demand of personal independence. Then it hit me, but it's just so difficult to...
  19. arm18

    High School Senior in Need of Advice From Veterinarians or Pre-Vets

    Hi! I'm a rising senior (and new to this site so I apologize if I'm being annoying) and I would really love advice. I want to be a veterinarian, so I was planning on majoring in Animal Science (does it matter if I major in Zoology or Animal Science?) but my mom wants me to major in Biology to...
  20. D

    Should I take 16 or 17 credits my semester of college?

    This fall I will be an incoming freshman majoring in Biology and Minoring in Japanese. I need to decide if I am going to take 16 or 17 credits my first semester. - This would be the 17 credit schedule: •General Chem with Lab - 4 credits •Calculus I - 4 credits •Composition I - 3 credits...
  21. TNorman23

    Current Biology major, stuck between PA and nursing. Please help.

    Hello all, This is my first post so pardon me if I am asking the wrong people the wrong questions, just in need of some enlightenment. I am currently a biology major at UTA, I transferred in with a lot of credits from a community college to save money on school, about 60 credits in total. I've...
  22. CbasCoC2016

    EC leadership positions for transferring to an undergraduate school?

    Hello SDN! I'm on my sophomore year and I have the opportunity to be the vice-president in a small honors society called Sigma Zeta (pretty much more STEM majors) or becoming the Public Affairs Liaison for the American Medical Student Association(AMSA). Since I will be becoming the...
  23. jimin123

    Rutgers or Stevens for pre-med?

    Both are the same price. I am a senior in high school right now, deciding between the two. I was going to major in Chemical Biology for either school. However, is it better to go to a school that has a medical school affiliated with it despite the fact that there are a lot of students or a much...
  24. jimin123

    Rutgers or Stevens for pre-dental?

    Both are the same price. I am a senior in high school right now, deciding between the two. I was going to major in Chemical Biology for either school. However, is it better to go to a school that has a dental school affiliated with it despite the fact that there are a lot of students or a much...
  25. C

    nursing student having existential crisis (need advice/brutal honesty)

    Hi everyone, I made this post two months ago https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/nursing-major-switching-to-pre-med.1235990/#post-18480460 and I'm still having a very hard time thinking about what I should do. I'm still doing great in science classes, I got that summer research internship...
  26. C

    Nursing Major switching to Pre-Med?

    Hi everybody, I'm new here and I wanted to get some advice for my situation. I'm 18, a freshman in college and just finished my first semester. I'm in a direct entry BSN program and in the first semester I took Spanish 101, English and the nursing specific Bio & Chem classes. I got A's in...
  27. K

    General Admissions & OTCAS Does it truly matter where I go to undergrad?

    Hello! I'm planning on applying to colleges soon, however there is no way I can afford to go out of state (I'm in Florida )or to prestigious universities, although I do have the grades to get in. It's just too far and the aid they're willing to offer is not enough. After undergrad, I'm planning...
  28. Y

    Which med field should I go into?

    New user here. I'm actually a college student, but I wasn't really sure which forum I should post in (haven't decided on a major yet). The primary field that I'm considering going into is nursing, with entry into grad school being likely. Given that nurse practitioners are in high demand and...
  29. Y

    How do science classes in college work?

    I'm a high school senior and I'm so confused on how college classes work. Couple of questions: 1. Are general chemistry, biology, organic chem all one semester courses or are they a full year course? 2. What's the difference between a quarter and a semester system? Which one is better? 3. If...
  30. C

    What to do after biochemistry?

    Hello everyone, I am a current Biochem. undergrad student and I got into this career just because I like chemistry. I am a junior now, and I still don't know what I want to do after my undergrad. I don't even know my options. I know this is a very vague and a stupid question, but can someone...
  31. M

    TORN between medicine dentistry and engineering

    I'm a high school senior and I love math, biology, and chemistry I have taken multivariable calculus, ap chemistry, ap physics c. I self studied for ap bio and i got a 5. I also got 800 on sat bio. I don't know whether to pursue medicine, dentistry, or chemical/biomedical engineering i am...
  32. J

    highschool vs. college

    I keep reading everywhere that what you do in high school doesnt really matter.... in a sense yes it doesnt because you can start fresh in college... however I cant wrap my head around the fact tht if someone struggled in high school... where easier things are taught how will they succeed in...
  33. J

    highschool vs. college

    I keep reading everywhere that what you do in high school doesnt really matter.... in a sense yes it doesnt because you can start fresh in college... however I cant wrap my head around the fact tht if someone struggled in high school... where easier things are taught how will they succeed in...
  34. M

    Calculus?

    I'm starting college this fall, and I told my advisor to put replace KIN with Calc I. Now my question: Is calculus I necessary for dental school and possibly medical school, Do most dental schools require calc, and if they do, do I also have to take calc 2? Please shed some light and excuse my...
  35. me0wing

    Failed Calc 2 and about to fail organic chemistry 1, PRE-Med

    Let me start with the back story. I didn't start college thinking of going to medical school but I still took some of the courses required. Mostly because I love science and math. I have passed general chem 1&2, biology 1&2, pre-Calc & calculus 1, and fundamentals of neuroscience and cell...
  36. D

    My Problem With Getting Into Pharmacy School. Please Read. Advice Needed.

    Hi all, This is my first post and I believe my first time on SDN for quite some time now. My story is a rather long and complicated one, which I will try to be as concise as possible with here, but I am in dire need of advice, and I don't think I can get any "real" answers from the resources...
  37. B

    Chances of getting into 0-6 pharmacy school?

    Hey guys I'm a junior in high school and I'm looking into getting into a 0-6 program. This is what I've been participating in in high school and etc. : my unweighted GPA is a 3.7-3.8/4.0 I'm in cultural clubs, amnesty club org, sports club, volunteer club, newspaper, and did track and field for...
  38. F

    Will I be able to get into a nursing program?

    Hi currently I am a student who was dismissed from NYU due to a really low GPA of 1.8 and enrolled/transferred into Bergen Community College in the hopes of getting better grades and proving to NYU that I am capable of doing well in school. I did extremely poorly during my freshman and sophomore...
  39. J

    UC vs Cal Poly

    I'm currently a high school senior wanting to be in the medical field, possibly as a pediatrician or a physician's assistant. I'm trying to decide between cal poly slo and ucsb and planning on applying to the honors program at cal poly (for the smaller class sizes primarily). I currently have a...
  40. brookeohh

    Do I have a chance?

    My first year of high school I was home schooled but when I decided to go back to public school none of my credits had transferred. I did fairly well in school, (I did credit recovery and summer school to make up for my freshman year, yet my counselor said it was pointless) I had gotten mostly...