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Hello PA forum. After doing some soul searching, I decided on maybe going for PA school. I am only a 2nd semester freshman. However, due to many circumstances, such as adjusting to online school, and a 1 star professor, my first semester of college was a 2.5. I also was not planning on anything after undergrad so I wasn't totally motivated on acing everything. I am doing my best this semester to make up for that, and getting a 3.75 or 4 this semester is realistic at the moment since Ive bee working extra hard. I am very worried however that all of the hard work that will come in the next years will be for naught if my 2.5 first semester will weigh me down. I know I am capable of getting mostly As and Bs from here on out, but will my first semester be the bane of my PA school application? Will schools take into account covid college and and very bad professors who hardly knew how to operate education software? Will schools see the upward trend as a good thing? I also understand that my application will be looked at as a package rather than just GPA, so I have some hope, but this worry still lingers.
I had to retake one class my freshman year, and I really do not want to waste a few sentences in my personal statement to speak about it. Although, I also understand it is best to address it somewhere. Is there another place on CASPA to discuss shortcomings on your application? I do not see a place, but I want to make sure I am not missing something.
I'm now in my second semester of college but due to my hours I am considered a sophomore. My major is Biology and I'm minoring in Theatre. I made all A's except for one B in chemistry, which I really felt down on myself about. I have an 3.82 GPA at the moment and I'm wanting to get into my choice PA school which is the University of the Cumberlands (where I'm also studying now for my bachelor's degree). I know I'm not as far along as most of the people that I've seen on here, but I was wondering if you could offer me any advice. I know I'm starting early but I like to plan. If there is anything that anyone else experienced or something that they regret now (doing or not doing) please share it with me. I am very passionate about my career choice for many reasons and I'm willing to work hard to make my dream a reality.
Hey guys. I'm a college freshman and my parents are definitely not feeling the whole PA thing and are putting me under a lot of pressure to be a MD. I still haven't broken it to them that I have no plans to be a doctor but that's another issue. I just wanted to ask for some advice on a becoming a PA without the support of Ma and Pa as far as getting HCE, and pretty much everything else. Thanks.