- Jan 5, 2014
My first time in school, I had no business being there. I took six years to finally complete a business degree with a 2.5. Now over a decade later I'm back in school, getting straight A's, actually doing volunteer work I should have been doing all along, keeping my business going. My immediate challenge is fitting in much needed clinical experience and then research once I've taken enough science classes to be useful. Here is the problem: I may be getting straight A's my second time around, have an excellent MCAT score (hopeful), have a great application other than the nagging overall GPA of probably just over 3.0 by the time I'm done, good extracurriculars... "but you seriously took 10 years to finish two degrees - are you out of your mind?" Is the fact that I was out of school for over a decade going to keep them from adding the years up in their heads and thinking I'm crazy? Four years is not that long to me, not when the alternative for me was to always be poor as a self-employed pet sitter (don't get me wrong I love my job, just hate being poor) or go back and work in a cubicle doing low-level administrative work.