So I am one of those people who DID go to a community college for my associates where, in order to earn that degree all my pre-reqs where completed here. I KNOW OK ITS NOT THE BEST DECISION BUT IT IS MY DECISION THAT WORKED FOR MY LIFE REGARDING FINANCES AND GRADUATING ON TIME. This past week I met with my pre health advisor who told me to retake orgo 1 and 2 at Rutgers (my university currently), take a year off of school, and dont apply this cycle. This is extremely detrimental to my future and not something I was ready for, although I understand his reasoning.
I currently have a 3.6 GPA at rutgers, i have yet to take systems phys, exercise phys, and biochem (all upper level courses). i do have to still take orgo 2, and i cannot just take orgo 2 at rutgers because i took orgo 1 at CC. (rutgers wont allow it). Therefore my options are either continue on my path and dont listen to my prehealth advisior....take the classes I need to graduate, study for the DAT to take this june, (taking systems phys this summer before applications as well as orgo 2) and then apply this cycle. OR take his advice, take orgo 1 and two over again this summer at rutgers (or a 4 year university) and then take a year off and apply next cycle.
like i said my current GPA is a 3.6 (subject to change after this semester)'
i have worked with and shadowed an orthodontist for 3 years
I am currently volunteering at the hospital 4 hours a week for the next 6 months or so
I work part time
and I commute an hour to and from school
I am a very hard worker and have had this passion since I was 14 years old to become a dentist and hopefully an orthodontist some day (baby steps lol). I could really use some insight on what to do here as I am very lost and unsettled with my future