Hi! I just graduated in may with a B.S in materials science engineering and Biomedical engineering. My plan was to do a one year integrated masters program where I did my undergrad but my gpa was too low for the cutoff (2.7 cumulative) and that was the only real reason I was not accepted but now I’m not sure how to proceed. I have to go to grad school and my end goal is a PhD. I know I am not a desirable candidate but for my first two years of undergrad I did not have accommodations for my mental health issues and was not able to get treatment for most of college. I also had undiagnosed adhd and was only able to get a diagnosis and medication right before finals senior year. I worked 20-30 hours a week all through undergrad on top of being a double major and struggling with severe anxiety and depression but I am in treatment now and I know I am capable of much more with the tools I need. My bme program gpa was over 3.0 and my last three semesters of undergrad I had a gpa of with over a 3.0 for each semester. The classes I performed the worst in were math classes and physics but I want to go into tissue engineering so I’m not really sure how I can improve myself as a graduate school candidate. What classes can I take? What kinds of jobs should I try to work while I preparing for this and how can I find those?
Right now I am working as a lab technician in architectural coatings so not related to bme, somewhat materials science but not what I want to do at all. It’s only a 6 month contract.
Graduate school has been my goal and dream since I was little but I really had a ton of obstacles in my life that have made my journey more difficult.
I know this is long so I appreciate anyone who reads this and responds.