Quote from chuckcamp
thanks for the feedback.. i guess the PT/OT route isnt anything to fall back on. i guess i'll just have to wing it and try my best. TOOTY, do you know of any schools that like to look at your final 30 credit hrs? every school i look at that says they look at the final 30 credit hrs also look at overall as well (according to the websites). do you think they are just putting that they look at "overall gpa" as a formality? a part of me feels like they just to that to look "more stringent" in their admissions-- whereas, they probably put a lot more favor on your final 30 hrs than what their website indicates
Remember that you have to take around 20 credits of pre reqs if you had none before and that can boost your GPA big time
Look at Wayne State in Detroit if you are willing to move. I am not sure what will happen for fall 05 but it is a 16 month program. You have to have all of the 10 prereqs finished by June 1st of admission year. They ONLY base admission on the 10 prereq GPA. You need the following:
Organic Bio Chem
Anatomy & Physio
If you had them and got a C, you can retake them to get the A and they use the A. If you 4.0 all these classes you would be competitive regardless of your past degree GPA.
He is the kicker....two years ago they had 150 applicants for 64 slots avg GPA of the 10 classes 2.8, last year 300 applicants and avg GPA of 3.2, this falls class which gets admitted has not be calculated but I heard you need a 3.5 in the 10 to get looked at. So next year...who knows...apply with a 4.0 and hope 64 other people don't have a 4.0.
If you want more info about Wayne...PM me.
I also looked into traditional programs. With my degree I could start taking the nursing classes once I meet their requirements. One school around here offers the nursing classes in 4 semesters (fall/winter for two years). It is longer than the accelerated route but if I don't get into Wayne this fall and don't want to move to Philly (Drexel) or Creighton (NE) then I can start the traditional program and be done in one more semester than if I had stated Wayne...The weird part about the traditional program I found was with how crazy the process is at so many other schools in the area (waiting lists, large applicant pools etc...) they were pretty cool with applying last week and being able to start in fall or winter and they are one of the tougher programs in the state...go figure.
Let me know if you need anything else...