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I was planning on applying to medical school in between my junior and senior year of college. But I realized I wasn't going to finish my pre requirements on time. So I'm waiting till senior year to apply. I know I may need to stay one more semester after my senior year bc I started my major kinda late. So I'll only waiting for a couple of months to start medical school. But can someone give me guideline of what to do. I see online many guidelines, but not for senior year applicants, only junior year. I'm an immigrant so I don't know much. Can anyone help?

I'm applying only to osteopathic schools, I like them better than allopathic.
 

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You do not have to have your prereqs finished in time to apply.
 

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Yeah but I want to be completely prepared before applying. I want to finish my science requirements for medical school and be well prepared for the mcat. I want a really good score.
 

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Yeah but I want to be completely prepared before applying. I want to finish my science requirements for medical school and be well prepared for the mcat. I want a really good score.

I'm not sure if you hold a green card or us citizenship, but if not, you're going to need to do better than the average matriculant in order to be accepted. You'll probably need at least a 3.7+ GPA, preferably a 3.8+ and at least a 509+ on the MCAT.

Take the time off to do some research and/or adding clinical experience to make yourself stand out.

Some schools may not be receptive to accepting international applicants (I know CUSOM isn't based on their thread.)
 

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Oh sorry forgot to mention. I'm a citizen, have been for the past 14 years. Legally I'm good. I'm just worried about messing up. I just want like a schedule/guideline. I tried asking my advisor but she sucks. Not helpful at all. I'm currently doing research.
 

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Oh sorry forgot to mention. I'm a citizen, have been for the past 14 years. Legally I'm good. I'm just worried about messing up. I just want like a schedule/guideline. I tried asking my advisor but she sucks. Not helpful at all. I'm currently doing research.

First, what are your stats and EC's? That would help and give us a baseline on how to approach this.

Also, if you can get ALL your prerequisites in before you apply or during the summer (and also take the MCAT by July or August,) that would greatly increase your chances if you apply early. You don't want to have to submit updates to the schools come end of the year and then be considered only for waitlist spots. The key is to apply early, and be complete before October. I can't tell you how happy I am that I applied early and got accepted early. I don't have to worry for the next couple of months whether I get into medical school or not, or stress about being on a waitlist. Apply early and use it to your advantage.
 
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