Blanquito720

2+ Year Member
Nov 18, 2014
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1
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Pre-Psychology
Hi Everyone,

I am currently a college senior hoping to apply to some post-baccalaureate pre-medical programs in the upcoming application cycle. I had some concerns though, and I was wondering if anyone could relate and give me some advice, as it is much needed!

1. As a college senior, would I be held at a disadvantage for "career-changer" post bacs due to my young age?

2. I am completing my degree in a behavioral science where biology was a requirement, so I have already fulfilled the biology prerequisite. I also completed one semester of general chemistry. I have contacted some of the post-baccalaureate programs and most said I was still eligible, but one flat out told me that I was ineligible (Goucher) and another was uncertain (Scripps)...but I was also wondering if I would be held at a disadvantage because I have completed some of the requirements if I was eligible?

If anyone has any suggestions or a similar story, please share, I would love to hear! Should I apply to these post-bacs or pursue a different option (I don't know what they are!) Thanks for reading!
 

theseeker4

PGY 3
7+ Year Member
Apr 20, 2011
3,502
758
Suburban Detroit, MI
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Hi Everyone,

I am currently a college senior hoping to apply to some post-baccalaureate pre-medical programs in the upcoming application cycle. I had some concerns though, and I was wondering if anyone could relate and give me some advice, as it is much needed!

1. As a college senior, would I be held at a disadvantage for "career-changer" post bacs due to my young age?

2. I am completing my degree in a behavioral science where biology was a requirement, so I have already fulfilled the biology prerequisite. I also completed one semester of general chemistry. I have contacted some of the post-baccalaureate programs and most said I was still eligible, but one flat out told me that I was ineligible (Goucher) and another was uncertain (Scripps)...but I was also wondering if I would be held at a disadvantage because I have completed some of the requirements if I was eligible?

If anyone has any suggestions or a similar story, please share, I would love to hear! Should I apply to these post-bacs or pursue a different option (I don't know what they are!) Thanks for reading!
Why don't you delay graduation long enough to complete your pre med pre reqs? Might be a lot easier to register for classes, fund yourself, and you don't have to worry about getting accepted to a program.
 

astrostellar

Eternal Pre-Med
2+ Year Member
Jul 10, 2016
160
259
Alaska
Status
Pre-Medical
Why don't you delay graduation long enough to complete your pre med pre reqs? Might be a lot easier to register for classes, fund yourself, and you don't have to worry about getting accepted to a program.
I am in the same boat. The thing for me is that I don't particularly love my school, but it happens to be the only one in the area where I'm stationed (Alaska.) So, I should be finishing my degree about the time that I finish my military service obligation, and I was looking to go to a post-bacc school with a better reputation. A huge number of University of Alaska's programs just got cut (luckily not my degree, medical lab science), and I'm pretty sure classes like biochem are currently not being offered. Honestly, I'd like to move somewhere else, also.
 

babycatcher09

2+ Year Member
Dec 22, 2015
34
18
Status
Pre-Medical
I am in the same boat. The thing for me is that I don't particularly love my school, but it happens to be the only one in the area where I'm stationed (Alaska.) So, I should be finishing my degree about the time that I finish my military service obligation, and I was looking to go to a post-bacc school with a better reputation. A huge number of University of Alaska's programs just got cut (luckily not my degree, medical lab science), and I'm pretty sure classes like biochem are currently not being offered. Honestly, I'd like to move somewhere else, also.
I am stationed in AK too...I feel your pain.