GPA too low to do-it-yourself?

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by letsrun4it, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. letsrun4it

    letsrun4it Member
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    When is a GPA too low to do-it-yourself it?

    If someone had a 2.5 GPA asked, most everyone would say try going to HES or plan on going to a SMP or both.

    If someone had a 3.96 GPA asked, most everyone would say just take the classes at your local university, get a solid MCAT and apply.

    For a non traditional path to an allopathic school....

    All opinions would be appreciated.
  2. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member
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    Dec 20, 2004
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    I'm not sure I understand your question, but most SMPs have minimum GPA requirements higher than a 2.5, and people with high GPAs certainly can benefit from a more formal postbac or SMP, so if your premise is that high GPA folks don't or shouldn't consider those, you are mistaken. I know of quite a few folks with high GPAs but with no sciences who did formal postbacs and now are in top allo schools.

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