- Aug 15, 2017
I am 32 years old and just finished my degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. However, along the way I did get a D- in computer science and an F in Analysis due to some health issues. I retook the Analysis class and got an A-. I also have about 8 W's from a little over 10 years ago, which is when I had my oldest child. Overall I have a 3.55 GPA and I have just now started the process of my pre-reqs. I got an A in both of my Gen Chem classes and start the O Chem and Biology in the Fall. I'm wondering how bad these things will affect me and if I even have a shot at medical school. I have over 500 hours of volunteer work at a PICU and Hospice, 200 hours of shadowing 2 different surgeons, and I currently work for a non-profit focused on helping those with down syndrome. I am also a youth soccer coach, a volunteer for the Special Olympics, a tutor, and a member of my school's Math Club. I am obviously a non-traditional student and I've heard they have begun to favor that. I think my story is unique as I went from being homeless to getting my life together and getting my degree as single mom. I was just looking for advice, to see if people had ever heard of someone like me getting in. I am going to take the MCAT next spring and try to apply June 2018. Any advice would be truly helpful! Thanks everyone!