I graduated back in 2015 with bachelor's in psych. I was pre-OT before but I messed up in my anatomy classes and ended up with a low GPA of 3.18. Since graduating, I've been working in a medical office and would like to apply to OT school again. I am wondering if I should go through OTA school first to compensate for my low undergrad gpa and anatomy grades. I am located in NYC and I would like to apply to school here so I don't need to relocate (interested in NYU, LIU Brooklyn, York College, Columbia although that's a long shot). The office where I work has an OT who rents out the space so I can probably get a LOR from her. I wouldn't be able to get observation hours through her during COVID though. Ideally I would like to apply directly to MS programs but given my low stats, would it be better for me to become an OTA and do that for a year before applying to OT grad school? I would be retaking those anatomy courses in the process and have a chance to redeem my grades. Any advice is appreciated, thank you.