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15 hours ago, FromMic2Meds said:

@Rodzm Glad you did not give up. How long ago was it since your first application cycle and since your last cycle?

First cycle 2015, last cycle 2018 

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Are these "Minimal" requirements or Median, actual, numbers for  "accepted" students? Most minimal requirements are  far lower than those who are actually accepted.

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@mandrew1 they are minimum requirements. Anyone with low stats getting into PA school is an outlier in the application process. These schools are listed to provide guidance into what programs someone with say a 2.9 gpa can even apply to. 

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To be honest, I think most schools won't even look at someone with a GPA at their "minimum" mark unless the rest of the application is amazing or they have a huge upward trend. IMO the minimums are set so low to get more applications, and thus more fees, that can be thrown away as soon as they are opened. Sad but true. Instead of targeting low GPA schools I would target schools that explicitly say they will look at the last 60 GPA.

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On 5/13/2018 at 5:55 PM, johncfl said:

Hey everyone,

I created this list of schools for those of us who did poorly in college when we were kids and have desires to be PA's. The list consists of the following: School name, CGPA, SGPA, PrereqGPA, and HCE hours. I don't know if this is ALL of the schools, but it was all of the ones I could find and I looked at pretty much every PA program. I hope this helps some of you out in your application process. If any one knows of other schools you can comment below and I will add them. Best of luck to all. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10DB5YytgTE6oOarGVgJQ_1Mm8Jj6g5J8eS1-yRj1CA8/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you!!

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CASPA's GPA Calculator can be downloaded from their website:  https://help.liaisonedu.com/CASPA_Applicant_Help_Center/Submitting_and_Monitoring_Your_CASPA_Application/Verification_and_GPA_Calculations_for_CASPA/2_How_Your_GPA_is_Calculated

You'll need to type in all of your courses individually, so it takes some time. To standardize a wide variety of transcripts, CASPA converts 1 quarter unit = 0.667 semester units. Do not be surprised if the calculated GPA is lower than you expected. This is common. So as others have advised, always shoot for above the minimums. 

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If y’all are looking for some help with applying to PA school, the PA platform has a workshop Online on April 25th for only $10 (after using discount code: Kristin10). It’s great for answering those CASPA questions you’ve been confused about! Register at prepaconference.com 

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To anyone reading this post. I have not updated this list in awhile. Most of the data I got in 2018 so requirements and gpa's etc have likely changed at many programs. I'm hoping to compile a new list in the near future. Good luck to all of this cycle's applicants. 

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Using My PA Box is a great way to compare your stats to average accepted student stats. For the programs that publish their class profiles (including average GPA of student they accept), My PA Box organizes that info (along with all requirements, prerequisites, PCE hours required, etc.) on one easy to use platform. Check it out at www.mypabox.com.

It's a really great new resource for pre-PA students. 

Use code PATHTOPA for 15% off your yearly subscription !

& message me on Instragram @thepathtopa if you have any questions about it or any pre-PA questions in general!!!

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Does anyone have another link of the CASPA gpa calculator? The one on the website isnt working for me. I tried the table here too mentioned but it didnt come up with the same numbers that my app had

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