Heres a quick synapse of my situation. I am 37 y/o URM and I have approximately 200+ credits in my academic career. I was a firefighter for over ten years and a paramedic for most of that as well. Here are my stats and my problem. 200 hours volunteer non-clinical, over 20k clinical experience, two years of research experience in psychology, have some leadership experience and I am a veteran. So, the problem is my cGPA is 3.1 at best and sGPA 3.6. No matter how many classes I take it won’t budge. I have not taken the MCAT yet, currently studying for the September test date hoping for a 510. What do I do about my low cumulative gpa. I have done a DIY post bach of approximately 60 credits. Where do I go from here? Plan on only applying to DO schools. My understanding of graduate school goes on a different gpa calculator. My trend was upward postbach, but never was extremely low, so it is not extremely noticeable.
I am trying to apply 2021 cycle to matriculate 2022. What should I do? I don’t have the finances to pay for a graduate program, but if it increases my chances to get in then loans would be worth it. Thank you for the advice about this.