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  1. Apparently I have finished all these "extra" classes you're talking about and there is no room for me to take it so they denied me the e-permit (this is a request to take it at a different cuny since my cuny no longer offers it). I went to my school and was unable to do anything about this. The science department was outraged and called Registrar but they said these are the rules. So I am losing a year and I am not young anymore. Very distressing.
  2. that was a valid class? It seems like a more medical approach but that should be great. Did the schools you applied to accept it without hesitation? Thanks so much
  3. Hello, I am done with most my prerequisites and in desperate need of a decent, online biochemistry course. Seems one must be matriculated to take this course at a 4 year college? I am in NYC. My cuny school is not allowing me permission to take biochem anywhere because they claim it is not a required course for me to graduate. I have searched endlessly and the only biochem related course I found was the New England Medical Biochemistry but from the description, does not seem like this would be the correct one to take. Thank you in advance and good luck everyone who has applied for this cycle! A
  4. Thank you both, really appreciate it. I think I am going to pursue the medical assistant certification this summer. I would love to be able to apply to several schools outside NYC, unfortunately I neither have the budget to move nor a traditional family situation (it's complicated) this placing me in a very stationary mode, can't go too far. Yes, I am worried about how competitive the schools have become. Thank you, will be back here
  5. Hello, I hope this finds everyone well. I am now 38 and decided on a career change and thus have been taking prerequisites at a pretty decent community college in NYC, which I am almost done with. I have several issue at the moment: 1. Every time I look at the program of my choice website, a new prerequisite appears; last year they were different than this year so there are always classes I am missing and can not apply 2. I want to work with patients already and a phlebotomy program is opening up and thinking of registering but it is not cheap and do I really need it? 3. I have about 65 hrs of shadowing and the doctor trained me as a medical assistant: cleaning the room, taking temp, BP, simple eye chart exam, this is pediatrics 4. Feeling inert and stuck, just want to move forward already, still taking 2 chem classes 5. my gpa is 3.909 for about 60 creds (mostly pre-reqs, science + others ) but my bachelors in art gpa is only 3.3 Should I proceed and register for the phlebotomy course? I need something to happen. Getting a little depressed waiting for 3 years already with the fall semester still to go. Any advice? I feel that although my gp is high, the schools are so competitive and need to have some extra skills. So tired of waiting, getting old here:(
  6. Hello everyone, I am nearly finished with my pre-requisites and looking into GRE prep. I am usually a diy person but there are some test taking "tricks" and I don't know the strategies... Any input on this? Are there other test prep programs you would recommend? Thanks so much, everyone Anasara
  7. Hi, lovely essay!! I would change physician's assistant with physician assistant in the closing paragraph. Wishing you well:) A
  8. hi Afreen! Congratulations! I am interested in applying in the future, just working on my prereqs at the moment. What are your stats? gpa, hours of worked experience, degree and whatever else you would be ok with sharing? Just really trying to see what my chances are. Also, was it difficult to find shadowing? Thanks soo much, I hope you will come to the board once in a while.
  9. Hello, I am sorry that you received a rejection letter. I would love to go to York, I am working on my prereqs right now but also need the paid healthcare experience so I am pretty far from applying. Do you mind maybe messaging me and telling me your stats? GPA, etc. I am so unsure I will get accepted, ever that I am thinking of nursing which I can apply for right now instead of waiting another 2 years to apply to York. Is it that hard to get in? Thanks so much for your time and I hope you get an acceptance letter from elsewhere:)
  10. Hi Brooklynpa, may I ask what your stats were in terms of gpa, work experience, GRE score? im working on my prereqs at the moment and would like to know what my chances are as it seems to be a pretty long road. Thanks so much, brooklynpa!
  11. The problem right now is that CUNY's are the only affordable options for many of us and the competition is uncanny! People often apply with 3.9 GPA and a ton of work experience and extracurricular activities. This is why a B+ is a bad grade, especially for me since I have no medical experience besides taking care of two family members with cancer...
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