admission

  1. mlroper

    Using Music as experiences?

    Hello all, I was hoping for some advice. I’m applying for my first cycle this year for veterinary schools and have been struggling with my “experiences” section. I’ve always wanted to be a vet, but in high school I was very into music performance and was in every ensemble group you can imagine...
  2. A

    Help with dental admission please :(

    Good evening everyone. Canadian here who is gonna be mass applying to US dental schools. So basically my situation is that i really messed up my first year due to severe illness (Depression + IBD) and personal problems. Gpa first year = 1.30 but then that summer i overcame all that and got...
  3. J

    Getting letters of recommendation early before applying

    I will be applying in August this year for 2022 admission and was curious as to if I could obtain my letters of recommendation sometime soon and keep them on hand until applying. I’ve read that some schools use interfolio while others have stated that emailing in the letters is fine. Obviously...
  4. O

    Three Gap Years - Disadvantage?

    Hello! I’m worried about taking 3 gap years instead of the 2 gap years that I planned on. I already finished my first gap year. I have an ok GPA (3.8), great ECs, great research, poor clinical hours (40 hrs), and I have not taken the MCAT yet. It’s scheduled for this June, but I will most...
  5. M

    To tell or not to tell, please tell me your opinion

    TL;DR: I'm an undergrad student (BS Psych): Should I send my Dr.'s note about my full-blown outbreak from mental illness and was being treated to my research faculty sponsor who is also a Dean/ Director of admission of the program I wanted to get into. It was 2 weeks of being MIA and a research...
  6. O

    Help comparing two psych MA/PhD programs!!

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  7. ninam2000

    School List HELP! (4.0/514) / WAMC

    Hi! I am having trouble making a school list for this upcoming cycle. I know my stats are too low for T20s, but I may want to apply to a few. Do people have any suggestions on what I can do to improve my app. Should I retake MCAT? Should I apply next year? GPA: 4.0 (from IVY LEAGUE) MCAT: 514...
  8. S

    I applied to the epidemiology, health policy, and behavior and community health departments at UPitt.

    And I think I screwed up. In retrospect, multiple applications show real lack of though. However, my work in global health and international development did fit broadly within all three departments. I got rejected from Epi and Health Policy last week. Now I am worried I might get rejected from...
  9. H

    Preparing for the worst. DPT 2021-2022

    Hello everyone, As of now I have been: Waitlisted to one program Waitlisted for interview at another and the rest I haven't heard back from So just in case I want to prepare for the next cycle. So please give me honest opinions on what I can do to improve my application. cGPA: 3.5 pGPA: 3.6...
  10. L

    Berkeley Optometry Admissions Question

    Hello! I applied to UC Berkeley's Optometry Program and I have a few questions: -I completed my application prior to the November 30 deadline. Thus, my interview notification date is January 4. Does this mean that is when the committee will make a decision to give me an interview or will...
  11. Perchperkins

    I got a 3.0 this semester with an overall GPA of 3.63, what are my chances?

    Hey guys, I posted a few days ago about how my grades went down. My first semester was a 3.77, my second a 3.89 and now my third was a 3.0. It was a huge drop - thanks calculus. I had a lot going on with work, COVID and online classes. The good news is that I got an A is orgo, the bad news is...
  12. A

    Pharmacy school advice!

    Hello :) I’m currently a junior at my university pursuing pharmacy hopefully and i’ve been really stressed. My two schools i am aiming for have removed the obligation for a PCAT score for 2021 applicants (Wayne State University and University of Michigan) i have a 3.5 gpa score as of right now...
  13. H

    Western University DPT class of 2024 - Pomona

    Hey guy! I wanted to create a space where we can help each other share info about the school, the admission process, and anything about the program. I haven't heard anything back from admissions yet. Please share your experiences as well.
  14. H

    California State University, Northridge DPT class of 2024

    Hey guy! I wanted to create a space where we can help each other share info about the school, the admission process, and anything about the program. I haven't heard anything back from admissions yet. Please share your experiences as well.
  15. H

    Pacific University DPT class of 2024

    Hey guy! I wanted to create a space where we can help each other share info about the school, the admission process, and anything about the program. I haven't heard anything back from admissions yet. Please share your experiences as well.
  16. H

    Chapman University DPT class of 2024 (summer)

    Hey guy! I wanted to create a space where we can help each other share info about the school, the admission process, and anything about the program. I haven't heard anything back from admissions yet. Please share your experiences as well.
  17. H

    California State University Long Beach DPT Class of 2024

    Hey guy! I wanted to create a space where we can help each other share info about the school, the admission process, and anything about the program. I submitted both applications and I am just patiently waiting for an email from the school. Please share your experiences as well.
  18. L

    Screwed up my primary application. How damaging would it be if I’m “completed” by December / January?

    Hello. I wanted to ask the folks here a question. This morning, I found out that one of my transcripts on OptomCAS wasn’t sent. I did it today, but I still have to get my transcripts verified...and then my application verified, which will push me into November. After that, I have an OAT for...
  19. drhong

    How do D.O. schools calculate GPA? Am I screwed?

    OK I am very worried. My undergrad GPA is a 2.99ish. I feel angry at myself that I wanted to be Dr. the last minute. Even if I do a career change post-bacc with 43-46 credits and get around 3.7 to 4.0 GPA, it will only bring up my GPA to 3.1 to 3.2 ish, which is still pretty bad. My question is...
  20. M

    Looking for advice from someone who has been admitted to NYU Grossman School of Medicine

    Ahoy all, I am a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin. However, I have always wanted to go to medical school in New York. It's been my dream long before I was even in high school, believe it or not! I am looking for some advice from anybody who has been admitted to NYU Grossman School of...
  21. X

    How does the admissions committee timeline work (infrequent meeting)?

    Hi, all. I have heard some talk about admissions committees meeting very infrequently at some schools (e.g. once a month) and am confused about how this works. Does this mean if they meet, say, when info is transmitted this year on July 10th, everyone who was verified on the day of July 11th is...
  22. rcollinb

    Which Masters Program Should I Choose Before Dental School (POLL)?

    Out of these programs, which program would prepare me the best for dental school (in poll)? Which program would look the best to a dental school? I understand it depends on the success of the program, how well I could do, and what I enjoy, but I am looking for an outside opinion that I may not...
  23. dtugadawg

    Help With School List and Chances

    Current Junior applying from UGA. My original state of residence is also Georgia, I have a 3.91 and a 513. My clinical shadowing and volunteering is really solid and my non clinical volunteering is also strong. Additionally I have held a couple leadership positions and have done rowing for 8...
  24. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  25. S

    Pass/Fail Grade Option for Non-Prereq course in Postbac

    Hello Everyone! I am looking for some opinions I am currently doing a do-it-yourself postbac and have finished last semester with 3 A's and 2 B's. I will be finishing this semester with 4 A's and 1 B (in a non-prereq course). I was thinking of taking a pass on the B because I am trying to...
  26. Hilak

    0-6 schools, which is better?

    Hi all! I recently got accepted to several schools that has a program like 0-6 or at least like an early assurance program. I know that this field has been over saturated, and unemployed pharmacists are everywhere but I have always wanted to become a pharmacist. So pls help me out. For now I...
  27. D

    Applying to MD PhD with One Withdrawal

    I plan to apply for MD PhD programs my senior year (taking a Gap year). My two top schools are Emory and Stanford. I currently have a 4.0 GPA and I’m a junior. I’ve been doing research since the summer of freshman year, each semester. I also got into Mayo Clinic’s summer fellowship for this...
  28. O

    Evaluate my chances and any tips or strategies would be helpful

    I will preface by saying you're going to read this and probably say yikes. That is fine but its too late now I decided that I'm applying this cycle what matters here now is strategy to overcome my 1% chance of getting in. So I will do my best to give a picture of me as an applicant then give me...
  29. O

    SCCO vs. UC Berkeley

    Hi everyone, I just got into both SCCO and UC Berkeley for the class of 2024 :) But I am very torn between the two so any insight would be extremely helpful! SCCO Pros: - can save money on commuting; college is only 15 min away and clinic is even closer at 8 min away - great city/feel...
  30. S

    Interested in psychiatry and informatics in mental health – where to apply (heavily research-based MD, MD/PhD, take a gap year)?

    Hi all, I've posted some stuff like this in the past, but now I have more concrete details that I was hoping would help people give me some better opinions. I will likely be applying to programs this upcoming cycle, and was hoping to get some insight. My problem: I feel like I wouldn't be...
  31. rcollinb

    Brown University Gateway - Medical Sciences Graduate Program

    Hi folks, I am actually pre-dental, but figured this would be more relevant here. I am applying to the Warren Alpert Gateway program for Medical Sciences at Brown University. The application is due mid May, but the program does not start until mid to late July. Would I have to be completely...
  32. A

    Physics Prereq Question

    I graduated from undergrad in May and have been taking time to work before applying to schools. I intend to apply June 2020, but I have some questions about the physics prereq that I didn’t quite finish in undergrad. I used AP credits in undergrad to cover my physics 1 and physics 1 lab...
  33. C

    General Admissions & OTCAS HBCU MOT Program Admission 2020

    I haven't seen a thread for HBCU MOT programs so I'm starting a thread. Feel free to share stats, interview dates, acceptance etc. Here are my stats: Undergraduate: Texas State University Major: Exercise Sports Science Overall GPA: 3.35 Graduating School GPA: 3.38 GRE Scores: 185 Overall (138...
  34. M

    Help with studying habits? Chances for optometry school?

    My GPA keeps dropping! I’m scared to death. My GPA before I took Physics 2 & Organic Chemistry 2 was 3.34. I got C’s in both of those, then it dropped to a 3.31. Once I took Biochemistry, for a C in that, and got more B’s than C’s in my other classes that semester it dropped to a 3.28. I just...
  35. P

    Do I really need shadowing hours? (Dental assistant)

    Hi y'all, Ive been a dental assistant for almost 4 years and I have my x-ray license. I hope to apply to dental school next cycle. I've noticed almost all schools require about 100 shadowing hours. Since I've been working for some time now, I think I have a pretty decent amount of...
  36. J

    Other OT-Related Information Rutgers OTA Program Interviewing Process

    Hi! I recently applied to the Rutgers Occupational therapy assistant program and I was called back for an interview and group activity. I was wondering if anyone has any advice as to what questions to prepare for? Or how to prepare for a group activity? Any advice from Rutgers students or any...
  37. ScrubswithnoSleeves

    MD Applicant: Should I Refrain From Mentioning This To Schools?

    Hey all, So I have known for a little over a year now that I want to pursue a career in aerospace medicine, specifically to study and treat the health conditions associated with space travel. I am concerned about how this will look to medical schools, as all of them seem very focused on...
  38. D

    Fordham vs. Columbia Postbacc

    I’ve been accepted into Columbia’s postbacc program. It seems great, but it’s VERY expensive. Around $80,000 for the two years (which I can pay for but yikes). Fordham also has a postbacc which is significantly cheaper. But I can’t seem to get a good sense of how much of an advantage I would be...
  39. F

    Native American Pre-Dent. Low GPA Advice Please!

    Hey everyone, I am a first generation native student from a rural area who recently graduated with my B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology along with a couple minors. I am currently in the process of applying to dental school but I am extremely worried about my gpa. Long story short, I was...
  40. H

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Maryville University STL

    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone on here applied to Maryville for this cycle or plans to next one!