Quote from Mamallama01
I am applying for this coming summer. Hopefully my GPA isn't too bad. I finished a bachelors in allied health sciences with honors and my GPA was 3.51, but my USF degree works shows a 3.4 GPA... I don't get the calculation at all' I finished my microbiology class with 3.67 GPA from Johns Hopkins!
Perhaps the fact that I am not coming out of high school counts (I am 40 years old).
Do you have any other option for Tampa area?
I am a military wife, moving back to Tampa this year, and I will need a plan B if I can't get into this program.
Hey Mamallama! Sorry I didn't reply back before.
My first degree BS is also seemingly a lower GPA at USF than it was at my first institution? My overall GPA with my first degree was a 3.68 (my last two years were almost a 3.8) and at USF it transferred over as a 3.55? My guess is maybe they don't transfer ALL of the credits. Luckily with my pre reqs it brought it back up to 3.65.
As for options in the Tampa area? You have Hillsborough Community College, St Pete College, and University of Tampa. I'm not sure if being a military wife will afford you any special opportunity, I have never looked into it because I'm not in that situation at all.
UT wasn't an option for me because I refuse to pay private tuition for anything, but you may want to look into it. I don't believe they have an accelerated program, but I do know they required chemistry, which unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take as it didn't work with my full time work schedule. I took what I could, which left me with biology. I actually really wanted to take chem.
I think St Pete College has a weird ethics class requirement, which I didn't have, so I won't be applying there. I'm also not a Pinellas county resident.
HCC would be a good option for you. It's an associate's degree, but you can always bridge over. It's the longer route (which would be a bummer considering you and I already have our BS degrees), but it's a path nonetheless.