Originally Posted by MeowDr
Michigan State may be the only one that does this, but you can go to their website and calculate your Scholastic Indicator Score that they use to rank applicants:
They told me during my file review that they don't consider anyone who's score is less than an 800, and I'm pretty sure you're automatically accepted if your score is over 870. MSU's one of the tougher schools to get into, but hopefully this'll give you some idea of how your GPA and GRE scores will look to them!
Do they really go off of this for a large part of the decision at MSU? My SIS score was 957.3, so it looks like that is a good school for me to apply to? I was thinking of applying there. I love that they have a wildlife treatment center built right into the college, plus the class size is a little smaller than Ohio's. I also like that there is no interview there
. Downside is that it is almost double the price since I'll be out of state. But if I get in there and not Ohio, I'd consider taking on the cost.
Anyone know anything about Wisconsin? They don't interview either and their class size is smaller. My GPA is awesome (3.99), I got a 1280 on the GRE and I now have halfway decent Vet experience hours: 400 at a small animal clinic, 50 with a traveling small animal and will have 10 with an equine vet center. Hoping to have about 700 hours total at the time of application since I work at the small animal clinic. In addition to the vet experience, I have over 6000 hours animal experience as a wildlife rehabber (I started my own non-profit called Born To Be Wild- Widllife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc.). Wildlife rehab is what has drawn me to wanting to be a vet. My dream is to one day have my own small animal clinic- possibly emergency clinic and wildlife center (like side by side). I know that is probably close to impossible, but wildlife will always be a huge part of my life, nothing can take that and I would like to be able to be with my wildlife all the time, so if I had a clinic with a wildlife center as part of it, I could do both things that I love. Is that realistic, probably not, but one can dream right
I know what I really need to be working on is my PS, I have a semidecent draft going, but it is lacking in a lot of ways and doesn't give a complete picture of me and why I want to be a vet and barely even touches on what I want to do as a vet. I have been so distracted by everything here and the application itself, that I haven't been working on the PS. Plus 33 baby creatures and working doesn't leave too much time for it, but I am going to work on it soon.
Sorry to ramble. Does anyone have like a breakdown of which schools are easier to get into for those that have awesome GPA and decent GRE and not tons of vet experience? A list of schools that weigh experience hours more heavilly than GPAs and GREs would probably be helpful to some other applicants as well. It is kinda hard to tell from most school's websites what exactly they look at for who to accept and most schools admitted profiles don't list the experience hours