Hey all - so I've decided to pull the trigger and try and get into a grad program. I work in healthcare and have access to a program through the local medical school to do research into a healthcare related topic. Pretty excited and have had a couple of good meetings with the group over there from the admins up to the head of the department and I even have a person interested in supervising me. Everyone is encouraging me to apply.
Problem is two fold - the first is that because I worked through Uni to pay for it I took longer than the standard 4 years and the second is that due to working two jobs close to full time and school and some family issues my GPA sucks... like 2.3/2.5 sucks. I have moments of brilliance on my transcripts (including some really tough classes) but no consistency.
I graduated in '99 so Uni is 18yrs behind me and I have a pretty solid career to point to including presenting original ideas at conferences and some co-authoring credits.
How do I offset a weak GPA? Do I worry about it given how long ago it was?