Does Loyola screen before secondary sent

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  1. opus

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    I haven't recieved the Loyola secondary yet. Do they screen before asking to fill one out?
     
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  3. kathleeya

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    loyola screens for "minimum requirements" - what that means, i'm not sure

    search for the thread "What schools screen?"

    there I posted the list of all schools that screen, along with the percentage of applicants who receive the 2ndaries (if that info was available).

    if the listing mentions "out-of-staters only", it means all in-state applicants receive the 2ndary.



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  4. Explosivo

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    I know of someone on SDN that has been rejected by them already w/o a secondary. Not quite sure though what they're screening for.
     
  5. Mixmaster

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    Last year they screened the office said you need over 3.0 gpa and a 24 or over mcat
     
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    Yeah, that was me....I definitely meet the minimum requirements. I did take the MCAT twice and my first score was not the greatest, so, perhaps that played into it?
     
  7. Explosivo

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    Hmm...I'm also an MCAT retaker and my first score was really lousy also but I took the April MCAT this year and did much better. I just got their secondary yesterday. I'm also an Illinois resident so I think they give some preference there. Perhaps they don't screen Illinois residents. But I can't see how they would hold an older MCAT score against you. I know of no school that does that. All that I've seen have stated that they always take the latest set of scores into consideration.
     
  8. Mixmaster

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    Hey, they take 1/2 the class from Illinois. I'm pretty sure (90% my premed lady said) that they average the scores at Loyola. SO maybe you need a 24 average. but that 24 comes from the office so I'm sure that you need it to get the secondary. I know of someone with a 22 and a 26mcat avg 24 that got the secondary.
     
  9. kathleeya

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    some schools actually take the AVERAGE of all MCATs you sit for. it really varies.
     
  10. Explosivo

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    Well if they do average they don't come out and say it. I scoured their web site and found little mention of the MCAT. Most schools clearly state in their admissions info that only the latest set of scores are considered.

    I think I'll give them a call and ask them today.
     
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    once again, i have consulted the PR Big Book on Medical Schools. For Loyola it says,

     

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