Back In School

I have waited a over a year to receive my official letter inviting me to return to EKU. I have submitted appeal after appeal, many letters of recommendation and it finally happened. Yesterday evening when I got home, I had a thin envelope in the mailbox. If you have every been waiting on a college acceptance letter you know, the thin envelopes are bad. I opened it with dread and that  turned to shock and relief. I was invited back under academic probation since my current GPA is right on the cusp of good standing. I have one semester to get my GPA above a 2.0. I register for my classes Monday!

Returning to school will be a financial struggle, as I will be going from working 40hrs a week to only working 24hrs a week. I will be working Monday, Wednesday, Friday with classes on Tuesday and Thursday. I have the option of working the weekend as well to bring me to 40hrs.  I learned from my last time in college and working that I cannot do that and maintain the GPA I want.  I would be overworked, stressed, tired and I will break. I need to have the weekends off to spend time with family and study.

My goal is to maintain a 4.0 GPA until I graduate. I wish to graduate with Magna Cum Laude which is a 3.7 – 3.89 GPA.

 

Vet Schools?

As of right now I am considering

  1. Cornell University (#2)
  2. Louisiana State University
  3. University of Cambridge (#4)
  4. University of California – Davis (#1)

These are my top 4 vet schools I am considering.

All offer combined DVM/PhD programs except for…

University of Cambridge which offers a 6 year veterinary program. Cambridge also offers extensive graduate programs in Biochemistry which is my secondary focus. #4 vet school in the world. #1 research center in the world and most prestigious and oldest university in existence. Cambridge is also the cheapest veterinary program cost wise. Downfall: Accreditation in every country except for the US and Canada.

Cornell is the only Ivy League veterinary program in the country. the #2 vet school in the world

Louisiana State is home for my husbands family.

California – Davis is the #1 vet school in the world.

I will be completing my B.S Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University. I have the option of  completing my masters as well but would like to attend a more prestigious graduate school as well. Kentucky does not have a Vet school. We have seats at Auburn and Tuskegee but both are very low on the vet school ranking board. No-matter where I go I will be an out of state student with a disadvantage.