HopefulPAinCA Posted November 15, 2015 Share Posted November 15, 2015 Just wanted to start off by saying thank you to anyone who takes the time to respond. I value your input. I am currently using the Post 911 GI Bill to pay for my undergraduate degree. I am a dependent and will complete my BS in Chemistry Spring 2016 (this up coming semester). Fortunately, I did not use the entire 36 months of the GI Bill. I think I only used about half of it ( I would verify right now, but the website is undergoing maintenance). My plan was to use the remaining benefits during PA school, but i'm not sure if that will be possible now. I was browsing the VA website and read that the benefits may not be used after I reach 26 years of age. I am currently 23 and am not sure if I will be in a program by then. Here is where I stand. After completing my undergraduate degree and completing the required pre-requisite courses I expect to have a cGPA and sGPA in the ~ 3.1-3.2 range. I have yet to take the GRE and have recently started building my clinical (CNA) and volunteer hours. I am worried that it would take a tremendous amount of clinical hours to overlook my mediocre gpa. That is why I am considering applying for a Masters in Public Health program. I would get to use up my benefits before they expire and I would have the chance to raise my gpa. The downside I see is that I would have to be a full time student again for another few years and may not accrue as many health care hours as I would like. Any thoughts on this matter? Thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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