Does post-bacc program consider student with a 2.6 GPA?

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  1. johnlin

    johnlin Junior Member

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    Hi, everyone,

    (1) My undergrad GPA is 2.6. I am looking for a post-bacc

    program to improve my chance to getting into medical schools. I

    know that most post-bacc programs only consider students with

    a 3.0 GPA. Thus, I would like to know if there is a program, which

    also consider students with a lower GPA.

    (2) Besides post-bacc program and graduate school, is there

    any other way to improve my AMCAS GPA?

    Thanks !!!
     
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  3. TexasGuy41

    TexasGuy41 Senior Member

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    Many schools allow you to take classes (science or anything else) as long as you have a degree from another US accredited college. So you don't have to do a "program", you can just sign up for classes and use those to boost your GPA, then if you kick butt in those maybe you can apply for a Physio program or something with your new grades. Good luck!
     
  4. The Hulk

    The Hulk Official Green Monster

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    I agree. With a few major exceptions, every post-bac program I know of will allow you to take classes at their school. You may not be considered a full-time student even if you go full-time, and they may not be willing to give you a comp. rec. letter. but most are more than happy to enroll you (and take your money, of course;) )... don't stress out about the GPA, if you ace classes in the post-bac for a couple of years you will get in to med school.... good luck, and long live the post-bacs!:D

    TH
     
  5. tedstriker

    tedstriker wicked retahhded

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    Harvard Extension school will take you, but you may have to take more credit$$ there (they base the number of Extension School credits required for completion of the program on undergraduate GPA; thus, to quote their website:
    http://www.extension.harvard.edu/hcp/

    You must "Complete a minimum number of units with grades of B or better in medical sciences courses at Harvard Extension School or Harvard Summer School. Those with undergraduate GPAs of 3.2 or higher must complete 20 such units; those with undergraduate GPAs between 3.0 and 3.2 must complete 24; those with undergraduate GPAs between 2.8 and 3.0 must complete 28; and those with undergraduate GPAs below 2.8 must complete 32. Those with undergraduate GPAs below 3.0 are unlikely to gain admission to medical school; they also must score 30 or higher on the MCAT to be sponsored.")
     
  6. sdellenbaugh

    sdellenbaugh New Member

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    I went through the Columbia Post-baccalaureate Premed. program (finished last May & applying now). I had a 2.87 undergrad GPA, and 4yrs of work time in the military (Army). They accepted me, but it took a little doing (ie going into the office and talking to the people in charge). You may have to push a little more than I did, but you should give the Columbia Program a chance.

    Good Luck
    Sam
     
  7. johnlin

    johnlin Junior Member

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    Thanks everyone! Thank you for your help!
     
  8. gooloogooloo

    gooloogooloo Senior Member

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    ........ speechless
     
  9. lotanna

    lotanna Child of God

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    Its doable, talkin from personal experience, try a post bacc program, take extra science classes, or even enroll in a masters program. Keep your options open and goodluck!!:)
     

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