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- Dec 15, 2013
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AMCAS has unit guidelines for Freshman/Sophmore/Junior years and indicates to list everything else in senior. I basically went back after finishing one major and did a post-bacc, but my university allowed me to postpone graduation of my first major and add a second one. Worked great for registering for classes but it doesn't summarize nicely within AMCAS.How do you have one year with >125 hours? That's like an entire undergraduate career amount..
Those are "guidelines," not law. If you think belongs better as a post-bacc, you don't have to squeeze it all into senior year. Logic over rigidity.AMCAS has unit guidelines for Freshman/Sophmore/Junior years and indicates to list everything else in senior. I basically went back after finishing one major and did a post-bacc, but my university allowed me to postpone graduation of my first major and add a second one. Worked great for registering for classes but it doesn't summarize nicely within AMCAS.
I promise I'm not lying! I don't have the time for that.
I heard it firsthand by her. I didn't actually see her transcript or AMCAS so I don't have proof but I did see her MCAT score. She technically could be lying but she's been a genuine friend.
I find it unbelievable myself. If this was a low tier school or something,it's more believable. But Vanderbilt?! Wow. But truly if things like this actually happen, I just wanted to share.
Edit: she also went to Vanderbilt for undergrad. Minutiae,, but still
It depends upon where you live. If, for example, in CA, I doubt if U AZ would look kindly upon you. But, if you're in KS, the U AR, U NE, U OK might go you. Ditto if you live in VA and aim for U WV, or in OH to aim for MI, IL, KY or IN schools.
My very rough rule of thumb is, the above average you are, the wider you can cast your net for OOS public schools. As always, invest in MSAR Online and apply to schools that have median numbers close to yours. It's OK to go for schools where you're in striking distance.
Did anyone calculate at what point it is useless to apply to an out of state schools? I mean, even though a lot of schools have "low" medians, I am guessing it is being heavily skewed by instate students.
Another thing to consider, the medians listed take into account people who have been accepted to multiple schools. So, technically the actual matriculation medians are even lower, which means there higher chances that you would be offered a spot.
Goro, thank you so much for posting this stuff. It has cleared up a lot of my concerns and motivated me even more.