Premed with Low GPA? Learn How to Turn It Around

premed Feb 16, 2020

If you’re a premed with a low GPA, you’re probably wondering what to do next so you can still get into medical school.

Check out today’s video to see how to get the job done.

  • “No matter where you are as a premed student, you can get into medical school. But you have to make up your mind that you’re going to do what it takes to get there.”
  • Particularly if you’re later in the game, like a 4th-year premed, you’re probably stressing if you have a low GPA. Should you stay in undergrad and take more classes to improve your GPA? Or should you go ahead and graduate and take additional classes elsewhere?
  • You should shoot for a GPA of at least 3.3 or higher. If you’re looking to improve, it’s likely best to stay at your university, even if you had graduation on the horizon. It’ll be cheaper to stay at your current school as opposed to enrolling in a post-bac program.
  • You also want to avoid graduating and then taking more classes at community college because those community college grades don’t look as good on a med school application.
  • It’s also easier to get classes at your current college because you have faster and better access to high-level courses.
  • You’re already familiar with your university, so you’re saving time and resources instead of starting over in a new space.
  • Focus on improving your grades instead of hoping to make up for a low GPA with a good MCAT score.

 

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