I am wondering if there is any way to "fix" having a low GPA (currently in fourth year, will be doing a fifth) of 2.8 to get into a BME graduate program. I realize that the acceptable GPA is > 3.0 and i think it can reach that mark upon graduation but worry that it is still rather low.
So my question is, will doing a non-degree graduate BME program (where they allow you to take 2-3 courses per semester at the graduate level) help at all if you can get A's in those courses perhaps while also doing research? I was thinking it would help to get some connections or recommendations from a BME grad program along with proving to adcom that you can succeed in graduate level courses. Or is the course load too light to matter?
Is there anything else that can be done to help off-set the low GPA? I know for med school there are special masters programs where you receive a masters while taking classes with med/doctoral students and it helps greatly in getting you accepted to that med school.