I wondered the same thing. I need to try and give them a call after I get off of work today because I need to ask about the fee waiver and how to enter in the new MCAT score. I know they will get a copy of our scores from AMCAS but I did better on the new exam than I did on the old exam.Does anyone know if they waive fees for those who received the FAP?
Sort of confused. So if we are in-state then we have to fill out the demographic PDF that is attached? Are we supposed to fit our entire essay answer into those 3 provided lines?
I hope you're right about the interview acceptance rate, seeing as I just received an II. Where are those numbers from - MSAR? Although I will say that I have heard that in-state schools tend to distribute less acceptances because it is more likely there will be local students who want to stay in the area. For MUSC, I would not be particularly surprised if this were true.
So you'll either rain on my parade and point out an error in my thinking OR you'll be feeling confident after hearing me out.
I was reading one of the "interview threads" written by Goro, an adcom for a DO school. He pointed out that schools have to accept 2, 3, or sometimes many more applicants per available seat in order to fill them.
Well looking at MUSC's numbers for in state apps. They had 591 IS applicants last year and 146 matriculated. They interviewed 340. If they had to accept two people per seat that means they had to have accepted almost everyone who interviewed. Even if they only had to accept 1.5 people per seat that's 219 people or 64% of those interviewed OR 37% of all in-state applicants.
Those are some half decent odds.
Yes that is sort of what I was thinking. South Carolina doesn't need to accept 2 people per spot because most will accept their offers of admission to stay close to home.
Thank you for offering advice - do you think you could give some pointers on interviewing and any prep methods you may have used?
I appreciate the advice, but I think adding in the OOS students would be less accurate than what I predicted. The school is required to accept 90% in state students, of which they only had 591 applicants. Adding in the extra 3,500 does nothing to change the IS statistics.
I would advise you to not carry that attitude... My point is - I think your stats are incorrect. Best of luck to you all going forward.
Mind if I ask what the MSTP Prompts are? Can't find them (but I am a little brain-dead). Thanks!