Dean's list as my only academic award

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    I graduated with a 3.19 so I only had Dean's list my freshman year. However I did a DIY post bacc of 4 semesters, and got the Dean's list for 3 of those semesters (the first one didn't have enough hours). I ended up with a 3.44 cGPA after a really successful DIY postbacc, so these Dean's list awards during the postbacc are my only academic award.

    My questions:
    1) Should I put Dean's list awards
    2)If i do put them, should I combine all the Dean's list awards under one award section, or should I seperate each semester's awards into different section (kind of like padding)
    3)I have great EC's, just none of these, so will it "look bad"?
     

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      I graduated with a 3.19 so I only had Dean's list my freshman year. However I did a DIY post bacc of 4 semesters, and got the Dean's list for 3 of those semesters (the first one didn't have enough hours). I ended up with a 3.44 cGPA after a really successful DIY postbacc, so these Dean's list awards during the postbacc are my only academic award.

      My questions:
      1) Should I put Dean's list awards
      2)If i do put them, should I combine all the Dean's list awards under one award section, or should I seperate each semester's awards into different section (kind of like padding)
      Group all the Dean's List awards in one entry. Include the criteria for Deans' List at your most recent school. Comment on the personal impact of this accomplishment in the narrative, in order to highlight the fact that you have a recent, steep upward grade trend.

      Do not pad. Fluff makes adcomms' eyes' roll.
       
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      BlueScar

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        Nobody will care about the lack of these awards. Getting on the list for a 3.19 GPA doesn't say much about the rigor of your Dean.

        You have a much bigger concern with your GPA.
        Hi Goro, I actually went into detail about my postbacc experience in other thread. You mentioned I had a good shot at DO schools with an MCAT of 506? (DIY postbacc of 54 credits, all A's)
         
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