I apologize if this isn’t the appropriate forum, I just signed up on the site. I’ve seen a few posts from veterans that were accepted and I’m trying to figure out what went wrong with my application and get feedback. I served 7 years as an officer, honorable discharge. Went to a big 10 school for undergrad, and went to a small school for pre med requirements GPA: 4.0 - straight A’s in everything including Orgo 1 and 2. MCAT score was 495 (I get it - no bueno) I did not have volunteer work on my application but I do have a year of physician shadowing. I had all my letters of recommendation including one from a colonel I worked for before resigning from the Army. Any veterans out there that were able to get interviews or accepted with a low MCAT? I sent secondaries to 3 schools - one of them was ECU which is considered “less competitive” than most schools. I didn’t submit secondaries to any other schools because they had minimum MCAT scores that I did not reach. I didn’t get an invite for an interview. I know it sounds silly - obviously 3 secondaries aren’t a lot. I just want to know if maybe my MCAT was a total show stopper and even though some schools claim a holistic approach, my MCAT didn’t make an unofficial cut off? I thought being a female veteran would help me stand out but of course I know that’s not a free pass for a bad MCAT. Please help and brutal honesty is welcome.