- Jan 30, 2015
The GPA difference you mentioned is arguably meaningless. You shouldn't call admissions ahead of time to explain anything, they won't really care. Use the interview instead to explain any extra information that you think might present you as a better applicant. After the interviewer is done asking you questions, you will have an opportunity to further explain anything about you or your application that was not already mentioned in the interview. Great time to bring up your upward trend in grades as an example of maturity. From what I've heard October isn't too bad in terms of a timeline, but definitely not an early applicant. Then again, I think you are already too late to be an early applicant anyway.Hello!
I'm currently stuck in limbo with the Optomcas gpa calculation and verification. I just found out my summer transcripts won't be included unless I wait until December to do an academic update. This knocks my application gpa down from 3.34 to a 3.31. I'm hoping optomcas at least calculates the same cas gpa or higher. This was disappointing as I retook Ochem 1 to bump it from a C to and A. Knowing the avg gpa for nova matriculates was 3.4 last year does this still keep me comfortably in the ballpark? I feel like the avg gpa might even go higher this year since it's getting slightly more competitive all around. But because Nova is my dream school, I was wanting to know who here has gotten interviews, rejections, or offers from NSU? My second question is if anyone who is very familiar with NSU admission can give me tips on what they stress on, look for, and how you can cater to their supplemental essays?
I got a 340 ts and aa on the OAT and pretty decent extracuriculars/lors (Founder/president of Pre-Optomtry Club, 100+ Optometric Tech exp, 130+ hours volunteering) . My knock-backs on my application is that I've had quite a few Fs Ws and Ds. All of which I retook for higher grades. I also have a year of student conduct probation. I don't want to make another "will I make it thread" but I do want some opinions on my chances. I also want to know the stats of those who have gotten interviews and how their interview went. After the final four week processing time Optomcas told me, my application will probably be in their hands by mid october. Does that still make me an early applicant?
Would calling NSU admissions to introduce myself, explain my higher grades due to summer transcript make a difference as well?
Please give me thorough responses to we can discuss this for other people who are in the same boat.