Chance of top career changer postbac programs w/o shadowing

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Nov 24, 2022
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Hi all, I was a computer science major in college and I'm applying to Bryn Mawr, Scripps, and Goucher for my career change plans. I have a decent undergrad GPA (over 3.9) and okay SAT score (verbal 710, math 800). I have some volunteering experience in hospitals and senior homes, but I won't have any shadowing experience until later this year. I also took some courses in the nursing program near my home. I still plan to apply now as I heard the chance of getting in would be higher. Will my lack of shadowing experience impact my chance of getting into these top programs? Thank you!

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shadowing can be done pretty quickly. I’d hustle and get to shadow a doc in the next couple of weeks and then apply. Worst case scenario you get rejected, strengthen your experience and reapply next year.