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graduate early?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Alli Cat, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. Alli Cat

    Alli Cat Flygirl 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    SF, CA
    Just a Q:

    I graduated early, not because I wanted to, but because my parents could barely afford the 3.5 years I was in college. They wanted me to do it in 3; I negotiated for 3.5 (wahoo!)

    Anyway, do adcoms care? Are they impressed by early grads? Or do they just see it as a lost opportunity to make oneself more well-rounded (by taking non-major courses)?

    Any input would be appreciated. :confused:

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  3. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    The Big House
    Probably more of the latter- as you know everyone says they want well rounded kids. But at 3.5 it's not that much of a difference- my last semester i took 2 classes i think- i barely remember :) --Trek
  4. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    I think it will neither hurt nor help you to any appreciable extent. Regardless, you can't change it, so just apply and be confident.
  5. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    Some interviewers may be curious how/why you graduated early. It happened to me, but Id say its rare. Graduating early is not a crime :)
  6. Mutterkuchen

    Mutterkuchen Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2001
    I personally feel that taking additional non-science courses do not necessarily make you well rounded. What makes one well rounded in my book is a variety of unique experiences, clinical and otherwise that they acquire.
  7. Alli Cat

    Alli Cat Flygirl 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    SF, CA
    Thanks! Yeah, I agree that 3.5 isn't that early... but it sure feels like it when you enter the working world and all your friends are still getting up at noon! :p

    Apply and be confident... good advice for anyone.


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