7+ Year Member
- Aug 11, 2015
- Reaction score
Hi all, and thanks for taking the time to read this;
Looks like DO schools or an SMP program is in order. Depends what you get on the MCAT as well. But for now, I would suggest doing an SMP program.Hi all, and thanks for taking the time to read this;
Story: I dropped out of college my freshmen year with 30 credits and a 1.69 gpa
I dinked around for 5 years before getting back into school, I finally got back in the game and managed 60 credits from a community college with a 3.39 cGPA
upon transferring I made the deans list (made a 3.77) the first quarter, and am showing a pretty good upward trend.
Currently I have abut less than two year before my application to Medical school, (or so I think.)
I recently calculated my cGPA from all three school and was horrified to find that it is at a 2.8...
I do not think it possible to raise my cumulative to 3.5 in two years before I apply.
I need to know how medical schools will view this, and if I even have a chance? Wouldn't my application be screened out if the gpa is too low? Or (in my hopes) will they only account the GPA attained from the 4 year school undergraduate degree. I might note that the 1st years gpa was from an oos school.
I hate to be wishy washy, but please tell me I still have chance and has anyone experienced the same scenario and were still able to be accepted?..
Update: I miscalculated my gpa. I forgot to factor in the 'semester' based hours, as I'm currently wrapping up at a quarter-based school. According to my calculations I currently sit with a cGPA of >3.1, with two years left I figure I can make it to 3.4. With a decent MCAT I have a fighting chance.
(Just when you thought you had seen the last of me..)
I appreciate the initial advice, and am still strongly considering a SMP.
Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile