Could a long break from college and community college courses weaken my app?

<p>I attended Rutgers University for my freshman year of college in 2007-2008, however did not return due to illness. Between that time and January of this year, I took a semester of classes at my local community college, and finally this year I enrolled into Northeastern University to pursue my BA in Health Management with an expected graduation date of 2014. When/if I decide to apply to grad school to earn my MPH, MHA, MBA, or the like, will my break from school be a weakness in my application? I'm a pretty hardworking student, I left RU with a 3.7 gpa, and got As and Bs in my community college courses. I'm going to do my best to get involved with volunteer work, research, and internships between now and my graduation. Basically, I will do my best, and I'm just curious to know if I'll be okay.
I'll appreciate any feedback. Thanks!</p>

<p>No. Plenty of people have non-traditional paths to graduate school. What matters are your accomplishments, not the time elapsed.</p>

<p>That's really good to know, thank you :).</p>

<p>Agreed with polarscribe.</p>

<p>Just do your thing and continue on as if nothing happened--that's how adcomms are going to judge your profile anyway.</p>

<p>Also, if you're considering MPH/MHA, also venture on out to the Studen Doctor Network MPH forum.</p>

<p>Okay, sounds great.</p>

<p>No, it won't matter. Infact, I can myself see how much effort and hard work you are putting in so that you can help your profile. I am sure the Graduate school/Dept will see this too.You may need to take the GRE at some time, so make sure you do well there;GRE is a very important factor for most grad school admissions.</p>

<p>Good Luck.</p>

<p>Thanks so much.</p>