So here is my situation: Im taking a leave of absence from my MFA creative writing program to finish my 2nd BA (in Biology) - im 2 semesters away from completion. I have a BA in English and a minor in biology at the moment.
My plan back in college was to earn a BA in biology and pursue med-school. However, I faltered and wound up with a handful of poor grades (below C’s), which discouraged me and will forever tarnish my transcript. I panicked and settled for a BA in English.
Recently I got a hefty pang of motivation to finish what i started. My question is: is it worth it to pursue again? Sure, if you really want something you can get it, I’ve heard that many times. But lets be realistic…
- my transcript is scattered with failing math grades and not so desirable chem grades, a few retakes, and drops.
- my overall GPA is not even above a 3.2 (yet) I’d be the laughing stock of my schools pre-med society.
- im a horrible standardized test taker which might pose MCAT problems (the GRE was even a nightmare)
- At least I have a great resume and a lot of drive.
Should i forge ahead? Try and ace the rest of the classes I have left? Or should I cut my losses, face the music, and not waste my time (if it is in fact a waste of time)? I’m 25 by the way.
One can look at it as either a) prospective candidate cant even handle a basic course-load or b) prospective candidate struggled, yes, but stuck to it and redeemed herself. Noteworthy.
Any opinions would be really helpful!! Thanks in advance!