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  1. When I started university, I had no idea what I wanted to major in, but always in the back of mind wanted to be a doctor. When I was 11 I almost lost my mother, and from that point I wanted to help people. Still, I kept going, trying out different things that didn't work out, until I ended up depressed. I think my problem is seasonal depression, I'm fine in the summer and early fall months. Things start off fine in the fall term. Then towards the end of my fall term and throughout winter I am a complete shut-in. I miss more classes than I go to. I hand in things past the due date. I finish my tests and exam early because there's a lot I don't know. Every semester was worse than the one before. My family members who always supported my goal of becoming a doctor are encouraging me to just get a good job. Any respectable office job. I am a bit appalled. I know they have my best interest in mind, but I feel like they gave up on me. I have 4 years of school, and 3 years worth of credits. Grades ranging from F an A. I need two more semesters to finish a useless degree. I have not gotten a single A since my 2nd year, my highest grade was a B+. I have not made any school friends since first year. Now, I am 23 years old, and at a cross. 1- I have a job offer from an airline. I can take it, work for a bit, then come back and resume my goal. Apply for school with a 2 year focus. Dal, UofA, UofC, Western and Queens. I may end up applying to med school in 30s. 2- I can also go to nursing school, which I like the idea of. Knowing how difficult nursing is, I probably will not be able to apply to med school with the grades I will get. I may eve damage my academic record further. I think I will satisfied being a nurse though. 3- My other option is to keep going in school. Decline the job. Change majors, keep at it for another 2 years. It may not come to fruition. At least I will be around 26/27 when I apply for the first time. Much better than being in my 30s since I am a woman and will be facing other pressures like getting married and having kids (due to my culture). There is no guarantee, however. Given my academic record this far, I probably won't be able to turn it around magically like that. I am going with option 1. I'm not giving up, but I'm putting it all on hold. I want to come back a better person. More educated about the world and people, and more willing to work harder Thoughts?? (also sorry for the headache)
  2. Are years with less than 24 credits included in the dropped years? I have 3 years with less than 24 credits (21,15,15) as I was part time for a while. They were very bad, with gpa <3. My first year gpa was 2.93 and my fifth year is a 3.9 with a full course load. If I do one more year and do well, will the 1st year dropped and only 5th and 6th year will count? I am fully aware that the committee will see my bad year when doing their assessments. I just want to know that I will at least get a file review.\ Thanks
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