upper div at cal state vs. special science program?

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  1. sendwich

    sendwich you rock!

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    i guess the heading says it all. which one would be a better path to take?

    1. taking undergraduate cal state...save $$$
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    2. special science (at upenn, indiana, mcp,etc)???
     
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  3. UCMonkey

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    You'll have to clarify something for me here - Do you already have a degree? Is this for a post-bacc kind of thing? If it is, I'd say probably go with the special science program. They're more tailored to the needs of people looking to improve their med school apps.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by UCNate:
    <strong>You'll have to clarify something for me here - Do you already have a degree? Is this for a post-bacc kind of thing? If it is, I'd say probably go with the special science program. They're more tailored to the needs of people looking to improve their med school apps.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Additionally, they give you a little more security in getting into med school. For example, MCP and Finch both have those types of programs and those grads have an easier time getting into the respective med schools.
     
  5. sendwich

    sendwich you rock!

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    yes, i will be graduating in the fall.

    the thing is, (i think) finch and mcp's application process is over. so..

    should i just "tag along"? Meaning move over near finch/mcp (ie) and take classes their school offers and then apply to that school?

    or stay here and apply there while taking grad school level classes here at cal state la?
     
  6. EpiII

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    Why not apply to get into the Post Bacc programs at UC Irvine, Davis or UCSF?

    Are you graduating with a non science major and have not taken any of the pre-reqs, or do you just need to increase your GPA?

    Remember, if you want to increase your GPA, grad classes do not do that, they are just window dressing and if you do not actually get a master's degree, I do not know how much they really help.

    Why CSULA instead of trying to get into a Master's program at UCLA, etc.?
     

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