There are many postbac success stories here with some atrocious undergrad GPAs!bluekty said:I need opinions guys...
1. so... will getting good grades in a post-bacc program definately raise the chance to get accepted no matter how the undergrad GPA was?
CSU = Colorado State University? As in their MS in Biomedical Sciences program? It's a master's, one-year, and relatively inexpensive. No thesis, but you have to take a 4-day final comprehensive written examination. I'm pretty sure at least two SDNers went through the program and got into U Colorado's med school. But I don't know how much weight it will carry in other professional schools. The program itself looks solid. Loma Linda's certificate program is receptive to pre-dents, you can even apply with a DAT. Better known programs have their advantages, but lesser known programs can be effective too. If you can pay for one of the better known programs (like G-town SMP, BU MAMS, etc.) and you just need to prove your academic capabilities, definitely go the better known route b/c adcoms will be familiar with the difficulty and significance of your record in these programs.bluekty said:2. would it make difference getting a post-bacc certificate degree in a state university like CSU or in a well-known university (ex. Loma Linda)
I'm not too familiar with quarter units. Also it depends on your academic situation.bluekty said:3. do you think it is possible to finish a post-bacc program in 2 quarters (like spring and summer quarters) and apply for this year again? I meant...i need to take 24 quarter units for the post-bacc programs. will it be hard or too much taking 12 units per quarter?
I don't know too much about dental programs, but I do know that Nova has their own two-year Master of Biomedical Sciences program that supposedly feeds into their dental school. There's some old threads on this. Maybe the BU GMS students can comment on how effective the MA Medical Sciences program is for pre-dents. Honestly, I haven't a clue. But good luck!bluekty said:4. is there any program leads into dental school?