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Did anyone else apply for the BADNAP program starting in June 2013? The requirements were loosened up a couple of weeks before the deadline, so I'm wondering how much interest there was?
I applied. I submitted everything on Jan 30th and the advisor said so far there were 50 applicants. He said this year they are accepting 72 and that most likely a few more people would turn in their apps on the deadline date.
That sounds promising for me-- I'm still finishing my prerequisites. I didn't think I'd be eligible for BADNAP, so I was planning on doing the traditional program in the fall. I'm so glad they loosened up the requirements for those of us still taking classes this spring. *I'm crossing my fingers!* Good luck to you, Sadie!
Yes. The past few years they haven't been able to fill the class of 60 so that's why they loosened the requirements this year and changed it to 72. Last year they only had 20 applicants. The admissions advisor said most likely everyone will get in. Since they were at 50 applicants 2 days before the deadline he doubted they would reach 72. Good luck to you too. I was told emails will go out on March 1st.
I applied to this program as well. I applied to PA school and got denied the first go round. I decided to apply to this program as a back up in case the adcom suggested I go to grad school and get a Masters, and then come re-apply to their program. So far, that isn't the case. I haven't really done any research into the amount of applications for this program though because I have a 3.6GPA and so I made the assumption that I would not have a problem getting into this program. Good luck to everyone who applied, and hopefully you get your letters and emails in the beginning of March.
I still haven't been able to get ahold of the admission advisor to find out how many applicants there are but I do know that if you have all of your prereqs complete, you will get chosen over someone who is still taking classes regardless of GPA. For example, if you have a 2.5 GPA (which is the minimum) and all prereqs complete you will be chosen over someone who has a 4.0 GPA but still taking prereqs. That came directly from the advisor himself . I will try calling again today. I'm hoping the count is under 72, if so then that means we all got accepted right? lol.
It should. I met with the advisor to make sure all my transcripts and come in and all my prereqs were kosher. I was a little concerned about taking anatomy and dissection at uco (technically a funeral service class), but he said it was good, and everything else was complete. I have to worry about the number of applicants, because I spent my first 5 years of college partying, and my last 67 hours of 3.9 brought me just below a 3.0. Advisor said I should still feel good, since a decent number of applicants can't pass the teas.
Well now everyone has me wondering h. Many applications were turned in.. lol. I am still debating if I should spend another semester and a summer at OU taking more upper division science and graduate level courses to get in to the PA program... This is a nice option too. I guess I am going to call today and get somw numbers about the BADNAP program..