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So I know that average GPA is 3.7 and MCAT is 510 these days with LyzziM score of 70. But what is the cut off for interviews usually? Like the point below which you wont even be considered for interview for MD.
 

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1. Depends on the school
2. Get MSAR
3. Find schools where your stats fit their MCAT/GPA range
 
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1. Depends on the school
2. Get MSAR
3. Find schools where your stats fit their MCAT/GPA range
4. Schools dont base interview invites solely on GPA/MCAT cut offs
 
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1. Depends on the school
2. Get MSAR
3. Find schools where your stats fit their MCAT/GPA range
1. Lets say for an average school, lets spit-ball a school like UF or UT-Houston.
2. MSAR gives averages, I am talking about cut off to where they think you arent likely to succedin medical school.

4. Schools dont base interview invites solely on GPA/MCAT cut offs
Thats not what I asked. School look at your academic readiness first. What is the line where most will say you arent read?
 

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Thats not what I asked. School look at your academic readiness first. What is the line where most will say you arent read?
Let me think about this:

2 posts in on first day and you went after Gonnif? and your English is bad?

Good luck with that.:eek:
 

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1. Lets say for an average school, lets spit-ball a school like UF or UT-Houston.
2. MSAR gives averages, I am talking about cut off to where they think you arent likely to succedin medical school.



Thats not what I asked. School look at your academic readiness first. What is the line where most will say you arent read?
And my answer remains exactly the same. A school will evalute your GPAs, grade trends, post bac, and may dive deep into courses, etc, and either via point system or 5-8 categories going from superstar, outstanding extremely well qualified, well qualified, qualified , subpar, unqualified or similar. This weighted academic metric will be combined with other weighted PS, EC, secondary, letters metrics and come up with an interview priority.

So, other than the initial screening which will be fairly low, there is no simple, easy cut off here
 
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So I know that average GPA is 3.7 and MCAT is 510 these days with LyzziM score of 70. But what is the cut off for interviews usually? Like the point below which you wont even be considered for interview for MD.
University of Florida isn't an average school. Don't be a smart ass especially to Gonnif. He is an adcom and has been doing this a long time. And honestly your question can be answered with a simple search on school websites or even google. Some schools have a cut off anything below a 3.0. Some don't have a cut off and reward "reinvention".
 
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1. Lets say for an average school, lets spit-ball a school like UF or UT-Houston.
2. MSAR gives averages, I am talking about cut off to where they think you arent likely to succedin medical school.



Thats not what I asked. School look at your academic readiness first. What is the line where most will say you arent read?
University of Florida isn't an average school. Don't be a smart ass especially to Gonnif. He is an adcom and has been doing this a long time. And honestly your question can be answered with a simple search on school websites or even google. Some schools have a cut off anything below a 3.0. Some don't have a cut off and reward "reinvention".
Hell, neither is UT Houston :rolleyes:
 
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msar doesn't give averages, it gives you a box and whisker plot for GPA / MCAT. That's all the info you need to determine whether or not ur stats are OK for a school.

The mcat scores which predict failing out of med school are way lower than the low end of the stat spectrum at most schools.
 
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1. Lets say for an average school, lets spit-ball a school like UF or UT-Houston.
2. MSAR gives averages, I am talking about cut off to where they think you arent likely to succedin medical school.



Thats not what I asked. School look at your academic readiness first. What is the line where most will say you arent read?
Screens will vary by school, even between similar schools.

Assuming you are average in other ways too (like being white/Asian, typical ECs, no big instate advantage), I think the threshold where your apps tend to become donations starts somewhere between the 25th to 10th percentiles for the school. These boundaries are in the MSAR.

According to the AAMC, around 50th percentile (so a 25 on the old test, 500 now) is all you need to score on the MCAT to show readiness for medical school academics. However there are a couple dozen schools that have ranges dipping into the high 490s, so even that is not a hard cutoff.
 
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University of Florida isn't an average school. Don't be a smart ass especially to Gonnif. He is an adcom and has been doing this a long time. And honestly your question can be answered with a simple search on school websites or even google. Some schools have a cut off anything below a 3.0. Some don't have a cut off and reward "reinvention".
Its ranked #61 in primary care, thats pretty average. No one was being a smart ass exept maybe him, and like you said, if I wanted that answer, I would google it and not come here for experienced people. If he is an adcom then he should know what scores are put into the do not consider pile. I would have been happy with the answer like "at my school, we tend to pass on scores bellow ____ ". But he dodged the question, twice btw.

msar doesn't give averages, it gives you a box and whisker plot for GPA / MCAT. That's all the info you need to determine whether or not ur stats are OK for a school.

The mcat scores which predict failing out of med school are way lower than the low end of the stat spectrum at most schools.
You can find these things very easily these days. I was just looking for a floor to where most schools willl say no. Ive seen people get in with 499s so I know the range is pretty wide.
 
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