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applying without an MCAT

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by s42brown, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. s42brown

    s42brown 10+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    What do you guys think of applying without a MCAT score. My GPA is a 3.8 and my
    science GPA is a 3.9. I am scheduled to take the test in August, this will be my first time.
    I have heard that some schools even give conditional acceptance to students before they get
    their scores, but you can't believe everything you hear. If anybody knows anybody who got
    conditional acceptance or has any thought on the matter I would appreciate it. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
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  3. Atlas

    Atlas Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Columbus, OH
    Sorry, man, the MCAT is required. No way around it. Hey...I'm from the StL too!

  4. s42brown

    s42brown 10+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    I'm taking the August MCAT I just wanted to know how much they looked at you before you get your scores. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
  5. DrLori

    DrLori Junior Member

    May 22, 2002
    I'm taking the August MCAT for the first time too. My GPA isn't as high as yours though. I have heard that they open up a file for you and your MCAT score is added. So maybe they won't do anything until they get it. Of course every school is different. Also, a premed advisor told me that it really shouldn't count against me to take it in August.
  6. Bradleyp

    Bradleyp Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
    They don't consider you until you have the score. I would wait unitl you get the scores back. I didn't even send in an app until November, but it depends on the school you apply to. MCAT is required for evaluation, otherwise it would be unfair.
  7. s42brown

    s42brown 10+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    hey I finally got a response. Well guess what I found some good info out today. I talked to both Iowa and UHS in KC and they said that they will definetly send out secondary apps even if you don't have a MCAT score. I also asked if my app wasn't 100% completed, do to the date I will get my scores, until the end of october where on the time line of application would I be. hopefully that last sentence made sense. well anyway, they told me that if I had my completed application in by the end of october than it will definetly be one of the early application that they will see. Iowa(Des Moines) is still working on this Aug entering class. Pardon my spelling and grammer, I just got done writing my personal statement and I am spent. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> :) :)
  8. Bikini Princess

    Bikini Princess 7+ Year Member

    May 26, 2002
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Atlas:
    <strong>Sorry, man, the MCAT is required. No way around it. Hey...I'm from the StL too!

    Peace</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">My understanding is that the information mentioned above is mostly true. There are medical schools which have a history of issuing a conditional acceptance contingent on sitting for the MCAT..for example, if you look at statistics for some schools, they say "96% of matriculants took the MCAT". I think these are MD/bacc students though. :)
  9. Fenrezz

    Fenrezz AT Stills Worst Nightmare 7+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Ft. Tulsadale
    I believe how it's done is you'll only be considered for an interview when your file is complete. Your file will be complete only after you MCAT scores are in from August (along with your letters of rec., secondary application etc).

    If I remember right, I think most schools start their regular interview sessions in October after all the August scores are in and the early files completed.

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