I graduated with my bachelor's and am around a 3.7 in overall and science gpas. I applied to a program that accepts transfer students (D'Youville) but now I'm starting to see that there are a lot of undergraduate course I would still have to take if I matriculated. I believe it would take me 4 years in total starting in 2019 to graduate and become a PA and many of the loans would be private, totaling around 150k. I started taking my outstanding pre reqs and now think it might be better for me to finish them, take the gre, and apply with more PCE to masters programs next cycle. I know PA programs are competitive, so I don't know if this is going to be a smart risk to take.
At this time I have less than 200 verifiable volunteer hours and less than 1000 PCE. My main worry is my gpa going down a little over the next year, but I think I can still maintain at least a 3.65 and at least a B in outstanding pre reqs. I don't know who else to ask so if anyone can share their opinions that would be great. Thank you!