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My name is Karen and I am an undergrad in UMCP. I am very interested in this PA program and I was wondering if those who got accepted can share with me how their pre-reqs were :) I would really appreciate it :)

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Hi Karen, class of 2015 here... Pre Reqs are simple. You need their 5 classes and need at least a 3.0 but you also need classes that make you stand out. Besides the 5 pre Reqs I also have many upper division bio and chem classes. Microbiology, cell biology, genetics, biochem. It's not so much what classes you take but also to make sure you get good grades and also have a strong HCE background. AACC focuses heavily on HCE. So I'd say focus on getting As in the pre Reqs for AACC then take extras to beef up your app. Make sure you don't overload tho and can get good grades as well

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thank you so much for your response!! i really appreciate it :D may i ask you a question? if so, did you apply to PA school after you graduated from college? i ask because idk how professor recommendations work if you apply one or two years after you graduated.

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I just checked AACC to make sure I had everything I needed since I was retaking Micro...I don't know when they changed the requirements but it must have been within the last 6 weeks. Now you need Statistics, B's in all 6 prerequisites and GRE's. Screwed my plan. Now I have to wait for next year.

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I just checked AACC to make sure I had everything I needed since I was retaking Micro...I don't know when they changed the requirements but it must have been within the last 6 weeks. Now you need Statistics, B's in all 6 prerequisites and GRE's. Screwed my plan. Now I have to wait for next year.

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I was really disappointed to read that they do not accept updated transcripts, as I am graduating from UMCP this May, but will be taking H&P one and two this summer. I wanted to get my applications in early, but this seems to be a road bump as I wont be done until middle of August. Anyone who applied or is currently attending know about this?

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I was really disappointed to read that they do not accept updated transcripts, as I am graduating from UMCP this May, but will be taking H&P one and two this summer. I wanted to get my applications in early, but this seems to be a road bump as I wont be done until middle of August. Anyone who applied or is currently attending know about this?

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i know about it. i applied twice to this program. i was taking a biochem class in late july the first time i applied. i wanted to send out the application in june/early july, and send out an updated transcript when the course was finished in late july. i called them and they said they only review completed classes. i was bummed. i sent my application with only one chemistry class, so i had the bare essentials for pre-reqs. i didnt get in.

 

in a nutshell, once you e-submit for this school, thats it, your done, no updates and they dont look at courses in progress. my advice, e-submit with all completed courses. you might be stuck in a rock and a hard place, because your classes end in august. if they are required pre-reqs, it might be tough. technicially, you will beat the deadline, but it takes 4-6 weeks for caspa to process your application, so other applicants who got their applications in early might have an advantage. just my two cents. let me know if you have other questions.

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i know about it. i applied twice to this program. i was taking a biochem class in late july the first time i applied. i wanted to send out the application in june/early july, and send out an updated transcript when the course was finished in late july. i called them and they said they only review completed classes. i was bummed. i sent my application with only one chemistry class, so i had the bare essentials for pre-reqs. i didnt get in.

 

in a nutshell, once you e-submit for this school, thats it, your done, no updates and they dont look at courses in progress. my advice, e-submit with all completed courses. you might be stuck in a rock and a hard place, because your classes end in august. if they are required pre-reqs, it might be tough. technicially, you will beat the deadline, but it takes 4-6 weeks for caspa to process your application, so other applicants who got their applications in early might have an advantage. just my two cents. let me know if you have other questions.

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