7+ Year Member
- Aug 16, 2012
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I wouldn't apply till I'm certain I'm above 3.0. I stated that above.Upward trend is great but no idea how you're going to get past autoscreens and that 3.0 staring at you when your file pops up.
Have you gotten a good handle on your depression? The fight doesn't stop after getting in.
Upward GPA trends are always good. Your recent post-bac work shaw that the you of now is not the you of then.I am accepting brutal honesty and also encouragement if you see any glimmer of hope for me.
I AM willing to spend the time, money, and dedication to realize this dream so if more credits are needed to be taken then I will.
I graduated in 2014 with first Bachelors. Sub 3.0 GPA. Accidents and financial difficult coupled with depression led me to a very very dark place that peaked in 2014-2016.
Started DIY post bach I believe in late 2014 and have accumulated about 84 credits. Was working full-time and sometimes 2 jobs while in school or having to take a semester off to save up money. Did not deal with depression during this time because of lack of insurance and family beliefs...sigh. Didn't acknowledge I had no clue how to study and the last 84 credits ended with a cGPA of 3.03 and sGPA of 2.98.
Overall, I have 217 credits give or take with a cGPA of 2.78 and sGPA 2.60.
Last 52 credits have been pulling As and Bs after learning what study techniques actually worked for me and trying to make self-discipline a true habit while dealing with waves of anxiety and depression. I'm in a better place now in terms of that. Last 52 credits I have a cGPA and sGPA of 3.5+.
I know in order to not get screened out I'll have to get it up to 3.0 GPA including all credits taken and apply SUPER BROADLY. Consequences I'll have to accept.
I want to continue to try and make medical school a reality but I'm someone who likes the honest truth too so give it to me. If you feel I still have a chance then please let me know what you think I should do to make it work for me. I have not taken the MCAT.