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Does your med school ask for SAT/ACT scores? What the hell?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gobears, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. gobears

    gobears Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey, so some of my secondaries asked me for SAT and ACT scores. Do you think those really made a difference in your app? I took them so long ago I had to actually search my files for my scores. I forgot which schools asked me for these scores. What are your thoughts on this?
     
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    I imagine if they ask for them, they use them in some way. Only one of my schools asked, and I, too, have forgotten which one.
     
  4. westsidespartan

    westsidespartan Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Indiana and Wayne State asked me for these scores at my interview.
     
  5. LizardKing

    LizardKing Veteran Member 7+ Year Member

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    WashU also asks for SAT and class rank in high school (what the ???).
     
  6. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    UNC asked for my SAT scores.
     
  7. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

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    I think they're just trying to gauge how well you do on standardized tests as a whole.
     
  8. gobears

    gobears Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by LizardKing:
    <strong>WashU also asks for SAT and class rank in high school (what the ???).</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">THAT's where I saw it! I was trying to remember what school asked me for my class rank. Dang, that was bugging me.
     
  9. Darwin

    Darwin 10+ Year Member

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    I think Jefferson also asked SAT...can't remember...
     
  10. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I think UF also asked
     
  11. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    U of Chicago asked for ACT and SAT scores
     
  12. Detroit Mick

    Detroit Mick The Supinator 7+ Year Member

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    Medical schools want to see how students perform on standardized tests. They don't want to waste time on students who aren't going to pass the USMLE. The ACT/SAT just give them more information on which to draw on in addition to the MCAT.
     
  13. Taty

    Taty Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ok, what about a student who came to USA from the foreign college,got a green card , and studies here as a transfer student?

    Do u think i will have a problem with my secondaries?
     
  14. trout

    trout Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    U chicago and jefferson asked....I didn't do very well on my SATs and I didn't get an interview from Jefferson (or the courtesy of a rejection)
     
  15. bebe2

    bebe2 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Duke asks for GRE, ACT and SAT scores
     
  16. omores

    omores sleep deprived 10+ Year Member

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    Taty: don't worry if you don't have that information. Duke asked for all that crap, which sent me into a bit of a panic. Since it had been SOOOOOOOOO long since high school and I had couldn't remember the numbers, I called up the admissions office and asked if I could leave those questions blank. They said that was fine (and since I ended up at Duke, I can surmise that it was!)
     

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