Here is a little background. I am 30 years old and have a degree in Marketing Management. This degree is regionally accredited, but it is competency based, which means that the grading was pass/fail and if you pass you get an automatic 3.0 GPA. I completed this degree in 2015 and decide to pursue the Pre-med path in January of 2017. During the last 2 years I have taken Gen Chem, Bio, and Physics at a community college, and O-Chem and Biochem (online) at a 4 year university. I have a 3.88 GPA with my prerequisite course work, but this will not move the needle much for my overall GPA. I have over 100 hours volunteering/clinical experience at a free clinic (will continue), I have over 40 hours shadowing (will continue), and I have not done, nor do I plan to do research.
I have 2 questions.
1. Should I be worried about the fact that my degree was acquired online and that it was a competency based/pass or fail system?
2. I have only take one class in person at a 4 year university (O-Chem). I have gotten a LOR from this professor. What should I do for the other LOR’s? Should I just get letters from my CC professors? Or should I take another class at a 4 year college just for the LOR?
I am currently preparing to take the MCAT in April and I need to work to work full time in prep for the birth of our first child in May.
Hi!! Dr.Gray covered your question during Session 166! We hope we answered your question regarding your competency-based degree and LORs! If you have any other questions please feel free to post in the forums again!