Do Nontraditional Applicants have an Advantage/Disadvantage?

kawi609

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Are there any advantages or disadvantages for being a nontraditional applicant? I'm a bio major and after high school I missed 5 years before attending college. Does that make me nontraditional?

What will I benefit out of being a nontraditional student?
 

gonnif

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no, nontrads generally have no advantag or disadvantage solely due to their status as not being the direct HS to college to medical school with no or only short gaps. their advantage or disadvantage is based only on their academic and experience record during that time. How they present their past, the coherent, concise, and compelling narrative showing the pattern with evidence of their motivation, commitment, and achievement, will be what matters.
 
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