Ihateregistering1 Posted November 20, 2015 Share Posted November 20, 2015 Hey all, new to the forums and I had a question regarding PA admissions, PA school, GPA, etc. To give a little background, I'm not your typical applicant. I graduated from college in 2004 with a BA in Economics and Business, and then spent 8.5 years in the Army as an Officer. I got out a few years ago and went private sector, but realized the business world wasn't for me. I had long been interested in PA (mostly due to my overwhelmingly positive experiences with them in the Military) but I thought that without having a science or medical background, I was just too far off the beaten path. Enter my cousin in law, who is older than me but has a very similar background: Commissioned Army Officer straight out of College, had a BA in a decidedly non-science or medical major (world history, I believe), no medical experience besides combat life saver (CLS) courses in the Army, but he got out of the Army, went to school for his pre-reqs, got into PA school (with basically no HCE besides shadowing), and is now a practicing PA. Here is my question: I'll be the first to admit I wasn't the greatest student when I was in College 11-15 years ago (I sometimes joked that my major was "I need a degree to become an Officer"), and although I graduated with about a 2.87, that was because I re-took several courses and my school took the higher grade (and I know CASPA will factor in both grades). However, now that I am back in school taking pre-reqs, my grades have been excellent (all A's and B's for science courses). So my question is: considering that my academic performance right now is excellent but it wasn't 14 or so years ago, how badly is that going to affect my chances? I know much of it is automated, but wouldn't admissions offices pay attention to the fact that I'm a significantly better student now than I was over a decade ago, or is it all the same to them? Thanks for everyone's help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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