Hello guys, I'd greatly appreciate your advise and suggestions on my present conundrum. I had applied to the Fall 2011 UPenn post back program but unfortunately I was not accepted. This was the only postbac program I had applied to, owing to its close proximity to work. The Drexel PMED seemed to lack structure and I did not qualify for the Temple University postbac with a cut-off of 3.3 GPA (my gpa is 3.2). There is very little I can do in terms of applying elsewhere since that would require me to quit my job, which is not an option for me since I am not a citizen or permanent resident, I have to be employed full-time in order to maintain my work visa status and reside in the US. I am also restricted in terms of the fields I can be employed, my visa status only allows me to be employed in areas of Design, where I got my undergraduate degree. So, I can't really take up any job of my liking. Now, I am wondering what my next course of action should be and hopefully you can shed some light on it. My questions are: 1. Would it be a good move for me to opt to take the required science classes a la carte at UPenn, without the advising and linkage? 2. Or, given my low GPA, is it better to enroll in a formal postbac program? 3. Finally, I did try to get in touch with the admissions office and the recruiter at UPenn to get a better idea of where my application lacked so I could improve on those areas before I reapply, but they were not in a position to give me such specific information. This puts me in the dark. Would it be wise to reapply to UPenn without knowing why I was not accepted and where can I get advising on my application? Best to all.