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  1. nn0401

    What are my chances? Should I increase my school list? (MD+DO) (3.3cGPA/503/CA/URM)

    Hey y'all! Thanks for clicking. I feel like a hail mary applicant with my stats.. What are my chances? Should I increase the number of schools I've applied to (both MD and DO) just to increase my probability of an acceptance? 1. cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS cGPA: 3.3...
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    WAMC - Low GPA decent DAT Chance me please!

    Date of submission: June 10th Overall GPA: 3.47 Science GPA: 3.28 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.18 DAT score (include AA and all sections): AA: 23 TS:24 PAT:22 QR:24 BIO:27 GC:22 OC:23 RC:20 State of Residence: CA Major: Neurobiology Minority? NO Reapplicant? NO Nontrad? NO Shadowing Experience...
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    WAMC- Reapplicant

    Hi everyone. I made a post last year and was looking to get some advice on my school list this year. I retook the dat end of sept last year and ended up with 3 interviews. I did end up getting into the new California school CSNU but due to it opening in jan 2022 and realizing its a risk...
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    Pre-dent master's program suggestions?

    I am writing this thread looking for pre-dental master's programs to apply to. I'm looking for a degree-giving program that is tailored towards someone who has taken all the pre-reqs for dental school. I would prefer to stay in the midwest (I'm from Illinois) if possible but please post...
  6. J

    Be Honest, Is it possible to still make it into Physical Therapy school and to recover from my low undergraduate GPA??

    I am about to be a junior this Fall and my GPA is currently 2.6. I was in college thinking a lot about my major and I was undecided with what I wanted to do but I recently decided that I was interested in PA school and becoming a physical assistant My current major is in Accounting and I am...
  7. cocacola162004

    Need guidance or any tips

    Hi I am looking to get some guidance or help regarding my current situation. Any help will be greatly appreciated :) I graduated from McMaster university (Ontario, Canada) with a 3.59 cGPA BScN degree. I feel like my GPA is not competitive so I am intending to do another undergrad for 3-4...
  8. dinucleotidecarl

    Could I benefit from doing a DIY post-bacc this summer for this cycle?

    Hi everyone. This is a long one, so there's a TL;DR below. I graduated college in 2017 and have worked in both health care (scribe/scribe trainer, CMA) and elsewhere (Fulbright, teaching abroad) since graduation. Texas resident. I took all my prereqs in college and got a Pre-Health Professions...
  9. A

    Help me choose which masters/post-bacc program

    Hi everyone! I got into 2 masters programs and 1 post-bacc. I am having trouble choosing which one would be more beneficial in helping me get into dental school and also what program will stand out to dental schools while applying. What I hope to get out of the program is proving to dental...
  10. Dental0928

    How I got into Dental School with a Low GPA, 3.0 (2020 cycle)

    Hi guys, I will be starting dental school this coming August and I thought I could help some pre-dents out there who have a very low GPA and want to apply to dental school! I hope my mistakes can help guide you through to a dental school acceptance! This post will be my experience in depth so...
  11. S

    How to get into a US medical school with bad grades?

    I’ve attended a US accredited 4 year university but had to drop out because of family financial reasons/a tragedy happened in my life. My grades were perfect for the first two years of schooling, I was on the deans list for maintaining >3.8 GPA. suddenly my grades dropped in my last 1.5 years at...
  12. M

    Low GPA and worried

    Hello. I need help because I have an abysmal GPA and I was wondering what my chances are. And what kind of MCAT score I'd need -Residence: KY -Race: Middle Eastern - Biology Major with Chemistry Minor -GPA: 3.0 -Clinical Volunteering: 150 hours -Non-clinical Volunteering: 1800 hours -Work...
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    How to fit everything in SMP personal statement?

    I am applying to SMPs this year after going through some hardships in undergrad and taking two years off to work/mature. I'm having a really hard time deciding how to frame my personal statement because it feels like there is SO much I need to cram into it. The prompt for my top pick is to...
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    WAMC cgpa 3.46 sgpa 3.13, MCAT 504

    Hello, I currently work as a high-school biology teacher at a title 1 school (over 95% of students are considered economically disadvantaged) and plan on applying to medical schools this coming cycle. I know my GPA is fairly low (possibly even for DO schools) but I have good experiences and...
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    Non Trad Low GPA Higher MCAT CA

    Hey guys, I'm a nontraditional 28 yo applicant, graduated class 2014 with biological sciences degree. Here are my stats: MCAT: 517 undergrad cGPA: 3.09 (including the postbacc "undergrad" courses) 2.92 (if I didn't include the postbacc) undergrad sGPA: 2.87 (including the postbacc "undergrad"...
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    Low GPA Waiver Letter?

    Hi everyone, I submitted most of my post-bacc applications and I just got my first rejection letter ... got me thinking I should have addressed my low GPA in my personal statement more. For the CAS system, they calculated my overall GPA to be 3.11 .... I didn't anticipate this, since I went to...
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    Looking for advice for probable reapplication (DO)

    Hello everyone! I am a current applicant (Asian, CA resident, 3.2 cGPA/3.15 sGPA, 507 MCAT >>> 512 Retake, 3000+ hours as a medical scribe, ~1000 hours as clinical research coordinator w/ no pub ). My school list consisted of 25 DO schools. So far, I received only one interview invite, which...
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    DIY Post-bacc, Associate

    I decided to do a DIY post-bacc to finish two prerequisites and take high-level biology courses. The school basically said I'd be eligible to earn an associate degree if I sent in an official transcript from my undergrad. This would mean that I would also be eligible for financial aid. The...
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    WAMC — Low GPA but evident passion for medicine?

    Hi. I am a 2nd year at a Top 5 public university. I have not done amazing in STEM classes so far (C- in Calc 2, B in Gen Chem 1 and Gen Chem 2, B+ in Genetics, on track to get a C in Organic Chem 1) and my current GPA is a 3.33 overall. I have over 6000 clinical hours as a volunteer EMT. I am...
  20. C

    Current PhD student looking for advice - confused on what the best path forward is

    Hi everyone! I'm feeling a bit lost on where to go from here and SDN seems like the best place to get some advice. After scouring through the threads I realized that I do have a few different paths forward, but am very confused as to how I should go about this About Me: I am currently a 3rd...
  21. J

    What are my chances? How can I improve them?

    Hi, I'm new to forums in general, so I'm not really sure how this works... I'm a senior in undergrad; I'm majoring in biology and minoring in studio art. I plant to take a gap year after graduating so I can gain experience and finish up and pre-requisites before applying. I'm going to list my...
  22. fitpredent

    Low GPA and Received Interview Before Taking DAT

    As the title suggests, I somehow received an interview before taking the DAT. COVID has obviously put a wrinkle in admissions process in general, but I am shocked consider my low GPA (3.3overall, ~3.1science). My situation is odd as I received the interview before taking my exam, but scheduled...
  23. K

    Question about retaking classes and post-bacc (low gpa)?

    Hey! I'm currently a senior and was planning on applying to optometry school next summer. However, I have realized that my science gpa is too low and retaking some bio/chem classes is probably what I should do. I also will not graduate Spring 2020 because of some personal issues I had before and...
  24. L

    Do I need an SMP or post-bacc for applying to DO schools? 3.3cGPA 3.2sGPA

    I'm a current undergrad on pace to graduate this fall with a cGPA somewhere around 3.3 and a sGPA around 3.2. I haven't taken the MCAT yet I am planning to take it in February next year. I've made up my mind that applying to DO schools is the path for but I'm not sure if I'm ready to apply yet...
  25. L

    What should I do? Non-US citizen 3.35cGPA 3.2sGPA

    So I’m trying to decide if continuing on the pre-med path is right for me. Here’s some background on me: I’m graduating this fall with my GPA likely to fall around 3.3 cGPA and 3.2 sGPA. I haven’t taken the MCAT yet. My plan is to take it next February I don’t have any clinical experience in...
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  27. 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...
  28. P

    2020-2021 Low GPA High MCAT Thread

    Hi Everyone! These seemed to get quite a bit of love in the past so I figured I would continue the trend. Applying this year with a 3.5 cGPA and 3.3 sGPA, 515 MCAT. Lots of clinical work experience. Currently planning on applying to ~40 MD Schools and 3 or so DO schools. Anyone else in the same...
  29. HeliseacombatronFIVES

    Non traditional students my story **Long Story Alert**

    Hi everyone, *** sorry about the long story important events to me are high lighted in red, I left out some stuff cause it gonna make this into a long essay*** *** before you read Thank you so much for listening to my story, and thanks to those who provide me with future insight and their...
  30. C

    Low GPA, low familial support

    Hi guys, I'm new here and am going through a panic moment. I just finished my third year in undergrad and am feeling horrible about my GPA. As of right now, my overall GPA is at a 3.2 and my science GPA is at a 2.8. I haven't taken the DAT yet and am planning to retake at least 1 class. My GPA...
  31. LindaAccepted

    Medical Last Chance! Learn How to Get Into Med School With Low Stats

    Our free one-hour webinar, Get Accepted to Med School with Low Stats, is coming up this week on Thursday, June 18th, and it’s not too late to register and join us! Having low stats is a common stress point for many of our clients. But a less-than-perfect MCAT score or undergrad GPA does not...
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    No advisor, MCAT studying length for a non-traditional?

    Hello, I’m a 26 year old non-traditional student and need a decent Mcat score for my 3.32 gpa. I have a science/bio background but need to do some serious content review for the MCAT and not sure about the timeframe I should leave for this. I’m starting a post/bac program end of August. Would...
  34. S

    Where do I go from here? (Current graduate student with low undergrad/science GPA and not much better current GPA)

    Hi everyone, I'm feeling a little lost and am looking for some advice. I graduated in 2018 with a very low science GPA (3.06) and a low cumulative GPA (3.44). I'm now in my second-to-last quarter of an M.S., where my cumulative GPA is currently 3.47, and I'm starting to study for the MCAT...
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    Gap Year Decision! SMP? Research?

    I graduated from undergrad this May, and I will be applying to medical school next summer. I am taking my MCAT this August and so far I've been averaging around 510. I am at a huge crossroads on what to do this next year. I graduated from a top 30 college with 3.59 cGPA, 3.4 sGPA with good...
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    Morehouse School of Medicine MSMS 2020-2022

    Hey all! Seems like no one has really posted about the program for this particular cycle so here’s a thread to get it started! Feel free to post if you hear anything in the next few weeks or if you have any questions. Good luck to you all!
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    Two B.S. degree's, applying this cycle, advice needed!

    Hello! I'm a non traditional student applying to Medical Schools this cycle. I first recieved a B.S. in Psych 2019 with a 3.8 GPA. After realizing I wanted to pursue medicine, also realized I would need to take pre-med reqs. Decided to transfer my entire degree over to another university and...
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    Gap year?

    I need advice. I have a 3.45 cGPA and a 3.12 sGPA. I have really good EC's ranging from scribing, medical assistant to volunteering at free clinics and at religious institutes. The only thing I didn't take is the MCAT. I feel like in order to have any chance this cycle I have to take the MCAT by...
  39. k6mryn

    HELP: B+ Or S for grading period

    Good afternoon to everyone. To make a long story short I ended my spanish class with an 89.92% and my professor has made it extremely clear he won't round up my grade to a 90.0. I am currently a freshman and last semester my grades did not do well at all (literally had the worst grades ever in...
  40. R

    Multiple Fs / Left for a semester on Academic Probation / Reinvented myself in postgrad

    Hey everyone. This is my first time posting. I'm trying to make a school list to apply next cycle, but I'm having trouble coming up with schools given my lackluster undergrad gpa and history of bad academic performance. Here is an outline of my application: Basic Info: Undergrad: Cornell...
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    UCSD and other California Post-Bacc

    Hey guys! This is my first time posting here and I really need some advice. I wanted to know my shot at getting into a California post-bacc with a low GPA and low ECs, or should I take another year off to gain experience? Here's my background: I went to community college for 3 years after...