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I took most of the pre-PA route classes as a freshman and did very mediocre. I also have quite a few W's on my transcript that I've repeated for better grades ( 8 total, 6 of which now have letter grades ). I finished my sophomore year and associates with a cumulative 2.76. This quarter will be the end of my junior year and I'll be wrapping that up with a 3.92 GPA ( BS degree from Loma Linda ). I've been looking at PA programs both within and outside of California, but my calculated CASPA GPA is pathetic and would likely get thrown in the trash anywhere it would be sent in it's current state. Should I focus primarily on schools that do not use the CASPA system, or submit them anyway and do a heavy amount of explaining? I have approximately 6,500 HCE hours as a BLS emt > 3 years as an ER tech > 2 years as a paramedic. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm in the same boat. I did a bunch of research on all the caspa schools and non-caspa school that don't require a 3.0 overall GPA. Here is the list:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/135715625/Less-Than-Overall-3-0-GPA-PA-Schools - for caspa

http://www.scribd.com/doc/135790106/Less-Than-Overall-3-0-PA-Programs-and-Non-caspa-Programs - for non-caspa

The links to the school are to the requirements, and sorry I didn't put the states with all the links, but most of the states are listed.

Hope this helps!

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