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  1. my CC has that same class(ish)! i figured it wouldn’t transfer. It’s just that I’m already gonna be finishing up awhile from now and biochem may add a lot more stress and if it doesn’t really affect my application i would rather avoid it. esp bc it seems like a lot of schools want either o chem 2 or biochem Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Do you guys think I need to take biochem if I took orgo 1&2 because my CC doesn’t offer biochem Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Anywhere I’ve looked requires a bachelors degree upon applying. It doesn’t necessarily matter what you major in, but you need a bachelors degree along with the required coursework. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. TL;DR: I never used to be a serious student until I recently figured out my passion for medicine. I’m doing a post bacc at a very professional, regionally accredited CC to get my gpa up and take pre reqs for pa school, but even if I do really well I’m worried that schools will just blame the CC due to my past and I won’t get credit for my hard work. Should I just attend a local 4 year (one of the toughest in the country) and non matriculate? Am I overthinking this? I’m a non trad student who truly was lost in my early years of college academically. I played baseball very seriously all my life and had division 1 looks since 9th grade until I tore my UCL in a playoff game senior year (high school). I still went on a baseball scholarship somehow (not where i wanted to go) but I ended up leaving because even when I healed I never felt like the same player. Honestly, this left me depressed and desperate for something else so I transferred to a party school and did that for 3 more years because it felt good and made me forget about the fact that my baseball dreams were over. I graduated with a communications degree, some great leadership experience from my fraternity and a 3.1 gpa, that’s it. I always knew I loved health and science and I was always very into fitness but I never thought about putting the work in until my last year of undergrad. It eventually hit me that I wanted and needed to go into the med field. I think it was the fact that I was about to graduate and had no idea what I was gonna do that made me realize what I should be doing. After graduation I still interviewed for some sales jobs and got an offer, but I turned it down to go back to school. Last semester I took Chem and Bio 1 along with an EMT certification course with a 4.0. This semester I am an EMT at a local company and I’m taking A&P 1, Chem 2, Calculus and Medical Terminology. I have a bunch of classes to go but I was wondering what you guys thought I should do. Now that you know my background. Do you guys think I should continue to take my pre reqs and some at this CC (it’s a very professional regionally accredited CC in suffolk county, long island) or should I take classes at a 4 year university nearby which is considered one of the hardest in the country (stony brook). my CC credits are all transferrable to stony brook as if they were the same class. so my CC is no joke. I just think it may be better for my gpa and wallet to stay with the CC as I really do need to get my grades up. However, I’m worried that even if I get all A’s, schools will think it’s because of the community college due to my past. Even though the real difference is I now study 4 hours a day vs 2 hours a week last year. What do you guys think I should do? I was thinking maybe I could attend that school for a semester just to show them I can handle it, but I’m not sure if that’s even necessary. I may just be overthinking lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I’m thinking about joining the air force after I graduate because there’s something about being in the military that’s always appealed to me. Especially the AF or the Navy. The only thing that makes me hesitant is that I’ll be 29-30 by the time I’m able to really join and if I’m single at that time, I’m not sure if I want to set myself up to be single for a while longer in the military. I do want to meet someone eventually ya know? I guess I’m just wondering what dating would be like for an officer since officers aren’t allowed to date enlisted. Especially for someone who’s good looking, in search for a good looking woman lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have a 3.41 cum GPA with upward trend and a 3.6 sGPA. Still good? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. That’s what I would think! I just don’t know enough about how schools view these sort of things and I haven’t narrowed down my list yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’ve already been gathering my PCE/HCE by volunteering as an EMT, working as a Scribe, and working as a DSP at a home for people with head injuries. So, volunteering at an animal shelter would simply just be my “giving back to the community” addition to my application. I love animals so this would be really satisfying for me to do in my spare time, when I’m not working with humans lol. Would schools look at this at all, or is it just a waste of my time that I should be spending working at a soup kitchen or something? I understand that a soup kitchen would probably be better and I plan on doing something like that once covid is over but for now my friend is starting up her own animal shelter and I would love for this to count for my application and make me look better to schools.
  9. Ever since the covid outbreak started our lives have been put on hold and I’m personally starting to struggle with my classes. I’m still doing well grade wise and I’m keeping up with everything, but I’m not learning the same as I would in the classroom. I feel like a lot of the information I read in my textbooks is sort of forgotten a week or 2 after reading it and I have too much to keep on top of to re-read all my notes constantly. I’m also taking an emt class which I can’t even be in person for to learn the skills I would need so that is starting to look more like a 7 credit A (hopefully an A) rather than potential PCE. Any advice or motivation for a student taking chemistry/biology/emt-training from his basement? I just wish I was out there educated enough to be on the front lines helping the sick. I hate that I’m just stuck home not doing my part to help those who need it most. Also, any advice on what PCE I should shoot for this summer? I need to start very soon so I can hit my goal by summer 2022. My EMT instructor is saying we might not be able to get certified until November because NY state isn’t allowing testing. My mom works at a local hospital (Mather) and she’s trying to find me something through her doctor friends. Thanks guys, stay safe.
  10. I retook every class that I received a C in or lower and received A’s (including 2 F’s that I received in my freshman and sophomore year). I would just hate for my application to be thrown out just because of a few mistakes I made a long time ago.
  11. So long story short, I started college playing baseball at NYIT. I got hurt and transferred to a community college for one semester, then transferred to a 4 year in upstate NY. I didn’t care about school at the time and failed out (sophomore). I then went back to community college for 2 semesters, got a 3.9 and a 4.0 and then went back to that same 4 year and graduated with a 3.1 in communications. I now want to go back to the community college where I have a 3.7 to take all of my prerequisites (and retake some gen-eds) for PA school. I plan to work as hard as possible to get absolutely ALL A’s. I am in the middle of an EMT course which I plan to start working as soon, I have a PA that I plan to shadow and I have a good personality and am motivated to go the extra mile for this career. After all of this do I have a good chance at getting in? When I’m all said and done I’ll hopefully have about a 3.4 - 3.6 cum GPA and a 4.0 science GPA.
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