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  1. Hello all! I am getting ready to apply for my first cycle! I feel like I have a decent overall GPA (3.73) and science GPA (3.6), while also having around 1500 PCE and 140 shadowing hours. I am also a club treasurer and a collegiate athlete (captain the last two years). I was also the student picked by the AD to represent my college at a NCAA leadership conference. I feel like I have decent stats, I know I still have to take the GRE (which I plan to do soon), but there is an issue. My first semester of college I was issued a Guest Policy violation due to one of my friends staying over at my dorm and when they went to go to the bathroom they got lost on their way back which resulted in them entering the wrong dorm room. Because of that incident, I received a guest policy violation. I was told I had to write a 500 word letter about why the policy is in place and what I learned from this mistake. Do I put this on my CASPA application? Will it ruin my chances? I do not believe you can see it on my official transport but I do not want to get blacklisted from ever applying again.
  2. Hello, I am new to this forum and am looking for some guidance/help on how I should go about building my application for PA school before deadlines in order to potentially attend in the Fall of 2024 if accepted. I am currently an undergrad getting my bachelors Biology, and am projected to graduate in December 2023. My current GPA is a 3.8, and I have 3 prerequisites for PA school to still complete after graduation which are Biochemistry, Anatomy and Medical Terminology (I can easily complete this over the summer/winter break). I have very brief shadowing experience with a cardiology PA, who I shadowed with for about 20 hours (I want to do more shadowing hours in other specialties). My biggest dilemma here is that I have no PCE. I've been a full-time student my entire academic career, as well as being heavily relied upon by my family. I struggle to find the time management to keep my grades up as well as hold down a full/part-time job, but I desperately want to get PCE in order to strengthen my application. I am also aware I need to take the GRE, which I planned on taking late this spring/early this summer. I also have a research opportunity on parthenogenesis in invasive snake species that I was told would look good on my application, but I am not sure. Any volunteering I have could be considered as being a coach for my hometown's High School volleyball team over the summer, but that's not anything medical related. Is there any help someone can give me about how I should go about completing my application so I can successfully apply for the Fall of 2024? Or any advice on how to strengthen it? Any and all advice is appreciated, please be kind. Thank you very much!
  3. Hello everyone! Thought I would get this page started so we can help each other out through this process. Good luck!
  4. I did not see a forum for applicants of Mary Baldwin's PA program so I decided to start it! I submitted 5/31/22. I received a receipt of application on 6/3/22. I haven't received anything yet, but I expect this program would possibly send invites sooner than other schools being that they have a start date in January 2023. Looking forward to hearing from you all, and I will update as I hear more! -AL
  5. Hello, My name is Jazmin and I am looking to shadow a PA in the IE/OC/LA area. I am currently a PT aide for almost a year now and have my bachelors. I am willing to learn great things before applying into graduate school and excited for a new profession. email: jazmindelgadomua@gmail.com Thank you.
  6. Hi all, I have worked as a CNA at 3 different locations over the last 3 years. I changed jobs all for legitimate reasons (i.e. needing to find a full-time position that wasn't available at my current job, changing from outpatient to critical care, etc.) ANYWAYS, should I list these jobs separately or combine them into one? The problem is, if I list them separately I feel my descriptions will be almost exactly the same and become very boring. How should I list these jobs and describe my experiences?
  7. Opening up a thread regarding verification. For those of you who submitted already this cycle how long did it take for your app to get verified? I just submitted my first app yesterday. First time applicant!
  8. Hi!!! I'm starting this thread because UF is my TOP choice program and I want to stay as updated as possible as well as help out fellow pre-pa students!!!
  9. Hello! I thought I would get the forum for the SIU application started! Has anyone had trouble filling out the supplemental application? There is no option to choose "Summer 2022".
  10. Hello everyone! I thought I would start a thread for this cycle. Waiting for my transcripts to be received by caspa and then I plan on submitting.
  11. Hi everyone! I’m looking to take on some more pre-PA students who need help with CASPA review, personal statement brainstorming/editing and interview prep. I’m 4.5 years out of PA school with experience in NYC and Baltimore and am a former interview committee member! Please send an email to applyingtopaschools@gmail.com for more info and pricing!
  12. I've read a few posts about this but nothing has quite answered my question...I took an AP class in high school and am trying to enter it into CASPA. It shows up on one of my transcripts (I transferred universities after my first year) as Psych 202, Intro to Psych, 3 credits, etc. but doesn't have a grade accompanying it. What would I put in the grade section of CASPA? I've read a few things, among them putting "CR" for credit or a "5" for the score I got on the AP test..does anyone know the correct way to go about this? Thank you!
  13. Hi everyone! This is my first post so be forgiving if I don't have proper forum etiquette lol. So I am extremely nervous to apply this cycle, 2021-2022, because I feel as though my application is not going to be that strong. Here's what I have (keep in mind that I am a junior in college, so I have some more classes to take): cGPA: 3.27 sGPA: right now I have a 3.1, but after this semester I am thinking that it will be around a 3.3 HCEs: over 2,000 as a CNA I haven't asked for LORs yet, but I am sure that those I ask will highly recommend me (crossing my fingers!). I don't have as many volunteer hours as I would like, around 50, but I am currently working on them. I am also involved on campus as an Orientation Leader, I am the President of Nature Club, the treasurer of a History club, and I am also apart of many other clubs, I am just not holding any positions in them. I don't know if this is relevant or not but I also take juijistu classes off campus. I did have some mishaps happen throughout college, I earned a C- in human A&P, and I had to retake biochemistry. I'm not sure if I should retake human A&P to raise my grade and GPA or let it go. I am going to apply this cycle to programs that do not have a minimum letter grade, but I am honestly so worried that these schools won't even look at my application because of my GPA and my A&P grade. Any and all recommendations are welcome, thank you!
  14. Hey everyone, I am putting together my application for the upcoming cycle. I am at the part where I am inputting my transcript and can't figure out how to classify some courses taken as part of my Health Sciences major which kind of 'umbrellas' subjects under health care. The course in question is: Marketing in Healthcare. My dilemma is classifying this under either: Health Science Marketing Health Science Administration Please help
  15. Soooooooo I just got my 13th denial email from applying to pa schools this year and I am feeling absolutely hopeless. I know I am not the only one, but I am asking for any help possible. I definitely want to reapply and not give up my dream of being a pa (this is what I have wanted this I was 16). So according to my resume what areas can I work on? My stats: GPA: 3.34 (CASPA GPA 3.24) Prerecs: Anatomy: A Physiology: B Gen chem: A- orgo chem: A- Biochem: B+ into psych: AP credit life span psych: B+ gen biology: B Physics: A pathophysiology: B- PCE: around 1400, 550 as a CNA in a nursing home, 500 as a CNA in a ventilator dependent unit at the hospital and 400 as a CNA in the ICU went on a medical mission trip to Belize and wrote my personal statement on it and also presented the trip at a global health conference Shadowing: 5 hours with Internal med PA, 20 hours with Peds Neuro PA, 20 hours Family med MD, 20 hours ICU PA, 10 hours Family med PA Volunteering: 150 hours at Children's Healing center (non profit safe place for immune suppressed children to play) Presented research at Student scholars day at my university GRE: verbal: 145 Math: 145 writing: 3.5 So, what else can I work on? is my gpa too low? Please feel free to personal message me for advice!!!
  16. Hello, this is my first time posting on this website and am hoping to get some help. I just made a profile on the CASPA website recently. When I went to look for these two programs I am interested in I could not find them. Do programs not show up until certain times during the year? Thank you in advance.
  17. When should someone create a CASPA application? It’ll be a couple years before I start applying as I’m still trying to get my pre-requisites under my belt. I thought it’d be a good idea to start one now and add as I go along? Any thoughts?
  18. Thought I would get this started, anyone submit yet? I submitted my CASPA on 5/12, supplemental 5/13, and GRE on 5/13 as well!
  19. Hi all, new here! Thanks in advance for the help! I'm under the impression that you aren't supposed to include experience that you received academic credit for in the experience section. If that is the case, why is there a "received academic credit" option to select for experiences? THANK YOU!!
  20. CASPA failed to process my application before the deadline of October 1. They apparently had an issue processing the COVID—19 Transcript Delay Form. I checked in both through phone and email, and still, they failed to verify prior to the deadline. I submitted all material July. has anyone else had this issue?
  21. Hello everyone, I am new to this site and I would really appreciate if I can receive advice. I have an undergraduate GPA of 3.045 right now this is prior to my spring semester grades being placed in and I project my GPA to raise but I guess not much since I will mostly have A's and B's. I am also graduating in December so I have one more semester. What makes me nervous is that Yale requires prereq's that I don't have yet (Micro, A&P I AND II, and Biochem) but I have the statistics portion. Luckily, Yale doesn't require any labs for the prereq's. Yale's minimum GPA req is a 2.8 however, CASPA hasn't calculated my GPA yet and based on what I've heard a CASPA gpa is way lower than your transcript gpa and I want to be competitive. Not to mention that I am a psychology major which is already not the usual biology/chem. My major (science undergraduate) is a 3.5. My plans were this summer to take these classes at a community college while completing classes towards finishing my degree at my usual university. The reason for this is due to COVID-19 and my school deciding to continue remote learning via ZOOM. My university doesn't have the best science professors from what I heard and what I seen (taking chem which I got an A in). I figured community college whose curriculum is already set up as online would be much easier for me to pick u in and CHEAPER of course. I say all of this to ask if it makes since to put myself through all of this in the summer if I may not get an interview based on the fact that my regular GPA is 3.0 and even if I take all of these classes and receieve a 4.0 I doubt my CASPA gpa will be raised by that much. My PCE (Paid) is 2000.
  22. Lets start this thread going. Good luck to all who are applying this cycle. I submitted my app 5/11/17, CASPA complete 6/12/17, CASPA verified 6/16/17. Western U received CAS 6/19/17 Processed by Enrollment Data Services (EDS) 6/19/17. Now playing the waiting game. Again good luck everyone!
  23. Hi! Does anyone know of any programs that once required the GRE and are now no longer requiring it this year due to COVID? I wanted to apply to a few more schools but haven’t taken the GRE. Thanks!
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