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anyone accepted with MCAT below 20?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by medical22, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. medical22

    medical22 Senior Member
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    Is there any chance of a student getting accepted with an MCAT score around 20 with a decent GPA, good recommendations, extracurricular activities?

    If anyone has been accepted, I'd like to know where and please give your exact score if you don't mind. Thanks!
     
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  3. Street Philosopher

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    Jeebus! If you have a 20 just take the test again!
     
  4. Elysium

    Elysium Not Really An Old Beaver
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    Personally speaking, I would NOT apply with a 20. It's just too embarassing. I think that I would wait until the next MCAT and take it again. I HAVE heard of URM's getting into state schools (specifically the TX schools) with 24's, but that's the lowest I've heard. I'm no expert...just my opinion.
     
  5. CANES2006

    CANES2006 Miami chica
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    Hun, don't even bother. With that MCAT score your best bet is a Carribean school.
     
  6. Papa Smurf

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by medical22:
    <strong>Is there any chance of a student getting accepted with an MCAT score around 20 with a decent GPA, good recommendations, extracurricular activities?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Not in this country. Sorry, I'm not one who's big on giving false hope.
     
  7. rxfudd

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    I definitely would take it again - no reason to waste all of that expense and effort :( I'm usually a big proponent of encouraging people with low MCATs to apply, but a 20 is just too low.
     
  8. otter

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    I've heard of someone with a 22 who got into UCSD. But she had connections.

    Unless you have major connections, I agree with all of the above posters. Retake the MCAT. Maybe a prep course might help.
     
  9. listen to these guys. you're wasting your time. that's not to say that it definitely can't happen. But unless you're a URM there's a 99.5% chance that it won't. If you are a URM, there's a 95% chance it won't. that's just too low kidd. you can do so much better. get it up to the high 20's range, and you *might* be OK if you apply to bottom of the barrel schools. i'm not BSing you here...ask your premed advisor about it. or just listen to the consensus here.
     
  10. PMPMD

    PMPMD 4G MD
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    Someone with a 20 got into one of the UT schools. I don't know if they were a URM, had connections or what. However, the odds are not in your favor. You can definitely raise that. I suggest taking a prep course.
     
  11. vinsanity

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    Sorry, not even in the Carribean.
     

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